Trail Mix – New Westchester/Fairfield Trail Series

Leatherman’s Loop Founders Newsletter, Volume 5 When Caballo Blanco gave me the name “El Co-Padre” I knew that it came with expectations and responsibilities in terms of my role as a trail race facilitator. He brilliantly matched his love of trail running with the social needs of the Tarahumara People who live in and run …

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Leatherman’s Loop Founder’s Newsletter – Volume 4

Leatherman’s Loop founders note Twenty seven years ago Dave Cope and I put on the first Leatherman’s Loop race.  We greeted the ninety runners who trusted that we knew what we were doing and showed up to race our course. Trail running races in those days were few and far between and necessitated long drives …

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Founder’s Newsletter: Reflections on the 2012 Loop

Leatherman’s Loop Founder’s Newsletter, Volume 3 The Future Looks bright I feel a need to thank each of you for your contribution to the amazing spirit that was once again present at the Loop. For a brief time, we were all Tarahumara runners enjoying the “beauty all around us.” We “ran free” and Caballo Blanco …

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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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Leatherman’s Loop Documentary – Trailer Online – Screening April 1st

Level 92 Films has finished their documentary of the Leatherman’s Loop. UPDATE: The first public screening will be April 1st, 2012 at 6pm at the Phelps Hospital Main Auditorium (701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY). Check this 1 minute trailer online. It was filmed (mostly) on location at the 25th running of the Loop in May …

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Founder’s newsletter: The 25th Loop

Lost and found While cutting back buckthorn at about the three mile mark of the course I found this matched pair of Nike trail shoes. They had been pushed to the surface of the mud flats by the spring thaw. I stopped to consider all of the possibilities. None of them good. Those of you …

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Founder’s Newsletter: Humble Beginnings

In his Canticle to the Cosmos series, quantum physicist Brian Swimme stresses the need for each of us to know our “story.” He takes us back twenty billion years to the “original fireball” in an effort to help us “regain our reverence for the earth and all life.” To help us “activate our human sensitivities …

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