Leatherman’s Loop Founders Newsletter, Volume 8

Mixed bag of Loop stuff from Tony Greetings and Happy New Year to the Leatherman’s Loop family. With the lottery closed for the 31st Loop it seems like a good time for me to share some history as well as other stuff related to the event. As always, my hope is that some of you will find …

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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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2015 Recap

April 26th, 2015 • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation • Cross River, NY • 29th Leatherman’s Loop At 5:57am the sun came up strong on a crisp 33 degree frost-glazed meadow, gradually lighting up the volunteers preparing for the arrival of 1,200 runners. By 7:30am the temperature had jumped 10+ degrees and the lower paved parking lot was full. Cars were beginning …

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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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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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Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 27, 2008)

Loop Runners, Another great day today for the Leatherman’s Loop.  We had 840 runners cross the finish line.  (Not sure how many started!)  We are assured that no one was left behind. Results can be found here: <http://www.leathermansloop.org/08LeathermanRes.html> Thank you again for your wonderful spirit and positive energy!  It made the day go (mostly) without …

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Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 26, 2008)

To All Runners: The course is flagged and ready to go!  We hope you are too! Arrive early – drive carefully.  The Loop is set to begin at 9am.  For the sake of those waiting at the starting line, we will have just a few pre-race announcements then the 22nd running of the Leatherman’s Loop …

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Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 21, 2008)

All Registered Loop Runners: Six days and counting! A reminder from the Pound Ridge Reservation park management: On Sunday PLEASE respect the park speed limit of 15 MPH while driving on the park roads.  Please take special care driving the roadway into the park and to the parking meadow.  It is going to be tight …

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