2016 Recap

• April 24th, 2016 • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation • Cross River, NY • 30th Leatherman’s Loop Full results are available here A touch of frost greeted organizers in the pre-dawn light as the full moon set in the western sky. The peace symbol was at rest, flags stilled in the morning calm. Anticipation among the handful of early …

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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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Runner Reports about 2014 Loop

After each Loop in the past few years we have gathered runner stories, photo links, essays, and video into a note on the Loop website. Here are some 2014 articles: Loop Top 10 – Top 10 favorite things about the Loop from Cathi Bosco a runner in the the Bimbler’s running group. GoPro headcam video – The whole Loop …

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2014 Recap

April 27th, 2014, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY, 28th Leatherman’s Loop As the sun rose over the meadow, the sky brightened over a crisp dewy scene shrouded in rising fog and mist. As we approached the fallen tree, the teepee resolved itself out of the bank of mist. Low clouds hid the sun initially but …

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2013 Recap

April 21st, 2013, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY, 27th Leatherman’s Loop Runners awoke to a bright sunny but chilly morning as dawn temperatures hit the freezing mark before sunlight brought some warmth to the day. And oh what a day! Since before sunrise, race organizers were busy capping the months of preparation that …

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2012 Recap

Nearly 1,200 runners gathered at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation early sunday morning for a run “over the river and through the woods” as more than one runner was overheard to say. An unseasonably hot spring dropped back to normal temperatures in time for the 26th running of the Leatherman’s Loop on Earth Day 2012. This, …

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Loop Recap 2010

Where to begin?  With the mini-monsoon that turned the mud flats into chocolate pudding?  The Leatherman waiting in the woods?  Atka the wolf who looked ready to howl but decided you all were doing pretty well on your own?  Not to mention running with Caballo Blanco and finding out the additional meaning of “Water Stop.”  …

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