Volunteers are really what make the Loop run. Thank you to everyone who donates their time and expertise to putting on the Loop and making it successful every year. (Photos of many of our volunteers are below.)
If you are interested in volunteering, get in touch early since we have most of the assignments filled by early April each year. If you come here after then, get in touch anyway — we sometimes have folks with last minute conflicts and could use some alternates just in case!
We’re working on getting photos of the Loop volunteers (both past and present) up. In the meantime, here’s a wildly incomplete list of 2010-2012 volunteers (we’re constantly working on updating the list!).
Registration: Tim Evnin, Liz Cope, Judy Godino, Kate Paletta, Michelle Cope, Ciorsdan Conran, Trevor Branch, May Krukiel, Amy Cotter, MaryJoe, Trish LaRosa, Carol Gamez, Mike Berardino
T-shirt runners: The Sabido Girls, Ella Godino, Maiah Godino, Sawyer Cummings, Phoebe Paletta
Water Stop: Jay Sullivan, Alex Sabido, Andy Hafter, Mary Hafter, Michelle Cope and Sabido girls
Food Set Up: Tod O. Reed, Manny Sanguily
Race Sweeps: Pat Normandeau and husband Joe, Ciorsdan Conran, Debbie Mullin
Official Starters (from past few years): Micah True (aka Caballo Blanco), Craig Swan, Atka the Wolf, Danny Martin, Tony Godino, John Lawrence, Tiokasen Ghosthorse, Mike Paletta, Joe Amuso, many others.
Kimberly Bridge Marshall: Jamer Breene
Finish Line: Jim Gerweck, Ken Littlefield, Mitch Stein, Dave Cope, Mickey Yardis
Parking: Mike Paletta + crew (Peter Menzies, Daniel Tomson, Chris Dowhan, and others..)
Pre-Race Course Checkers (race day): Mike Markhoff, Mitch Stein, Bill Bradsell, and Ken Littlefield (photo here)
Course Map creator (4×8 plywood 3d map): Bill Bradsell, Tony Godino
T-Shirt Artists: Tim Parshall (all other years not credited to another artist here), Jim Jinkins (2010), Heather Kranz (2009), Suzanne Boshes (1999), Dave Cope (1987, 1988), John Schull (1998), Paul Dorfman (2002). T-shirt art is here.
Musicians: Kevin O’Roark (bagpiper), John Lawrence and The Leathermen (bluegrass band), Henry Kramer (viola), Blind Tommy (jazz harmonica),
Photographers: Carol Gordon, David Gordon, Tom Casper, Chris Reinke, Tyler Reinke, Michelle Blum, Rob Cummings, John Cummings, Ciorsdan Conran, and many many others seen through their photos here: http://leathermansloop.smugmug.com
Documentarians: Christy Leggiero, Dean Leggiero (documentary & history of the Loop 1987-2011), Rob Cummings (brief runner video 2005), Mitch Stein (2002 & 2004 Loop documentary, working on getting these productions online), Wilderness Bob.
Chief Archivists: Tony Godino, Mel Cowgill (responsible for transcribing all early “paper” based results into computer format in order to enable the Results section to include ALL years of the Loop!), Rob Cummings (this website)
Course Setting and Trail Cleanup: Tony Godino, Mike Paletta, Rob Cummings, Griffin Cummings, Harrison Paletta, Mark Gordon, Clay Tebbetts, CK Haynesworth, Bill Bradsell, Orion Cummings, Dan Aitchison (post race trail cleanup)
Course Parts named for: Sullivan’s Surprise (Gerry Sullivan), Tommy’s Turn (Tom Nohilly), Cowgill’s Corner (Mel Cowgill), Arsenault’s Alley (Kerry Arsenault), Goldblatt’s Gulch (Bob Goldblatt), Gorman Mud Flats (Doug Gorman).
Sunday Runners organization: Lee Willett, Mark Vincent, Annie Bai, Karen Haitoff, more and more each sunday!
Help Feed The Leatherman Food Drive Organization: Dave Ceisler, Sam Ceisler
Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps: Greg Fries, Bob Stoddard, and many LVAC members (photo coming!)
Loop Spiritual Advisor: Danny Martin
Some Volunteer Photos: