Here’s to the Great Loop we are all on

Dear Loop Friends, A few weeks back was the 2017 Loop which many felt was one of the best for a number of reasons, including weather and numbers, but especially the almost overwhelming beauty. Of course it is beauty that we celebrate every year as the metaphor of our gathering that clearly moves us deeply and …

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Two Weeks to Go!

Leatherman’s Loop News, Volume 30, Issue 1 30th Leatherman’s Loop in 2 Weeks! To: Everyone who is registered for the 2016 Leatherman’s Loop: Winter is over, spring is here… Winter is over, spring is here… Just keep saying it and maybe it will happen by this year’s Loop! Regardless of the the temperature or the weather we …

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Founder’s Note 2016

Dear Runners,           Thank you for entering the Leatherman’s Loop lottery. If you are reading this you have completed the first step — one more step to go. Official notifications will be sent out on Friday and will include important information. Step two must be completed by Tuesday the 19th in order to get a confirmation …

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Recap of the Premiere of “Leatherman’s Loop – 25 Years” Documentary Film

Thanks to Christy Cuomo and Dean Leggiero. Christy wrote the film and Dean directed and edited it. We had around 100 people turn out for the premiere at the Phelps Memorial Hospital auditorium on Sunday, April 1st. Danny Martin introduced a short video tribute to our friend Micah True (aka Caballo Blanco) who died while …

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“Leatherman’s Loop – 25 Years” – First Public Screening April 1st

The first public screening of “Leatherman’s Loop – 25 Years” documentary will be Sunday, April 1st at 6pm at the Phelps Memorial Hospital (directions) main auditorium. Phelps is right on the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The event is free and is hosted by the Leatherman Harriers. See important information on the event capacity and …

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Reflections: The Loop at Twenty Five

“Beauty before me as I run Beauty behind me as I run…” These are the first two lines of the blessing – actually a Celtic-Navajo chant – that we use to begin the Leatherman’s Loop, the long and muddy 10k race in the Pound Ridge Reservation in NY that began 25 years ago with ninety …

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The Beauty of the Loop: Taking the Next Step

One’s relationship to nature is a deeply personal experience, whether it’s a walk in the park, or along the river, or under a summer night’s sky, or whether it’s the Loop.  In every case, I think, the common theme is beauty.  As I said at the Loop, the person who can see this beauty in …

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There is Something about this Leatherman…

The note below is from Danny Martin following the 2005 Leatherman’s Loop.   Beauty Earth and all forms of life embody beauty. The beauty of the Earth is food for the human spirit. It inspires human consciousness with wonder, joy, and creativity.                           …

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Beauty before me as I run…

“Beauty before me when I run…” Before the Leatherman’s Loop begins, we welcome the runners, thank the volunteers, recognize special guests, and, just before the starting gun/pitch/whistle/bark, an honored guest reads the following poem (below).  The last 10 years it has been read by Danny Martin, the loop’s spiritual advisor (and poem editor).  Seen in …

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RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE

RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE The ‘Loop’ is a special event for all of us: for some, because of the beauty of the Reservation in spring, for others, it is the romance of the Leatherman’s story of personal pilgrimage. These reasons actually reflect two fundamental impulses that are critical to human life: the importance of beauty and the nature of …

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