Leatherman’s Loop News Volume 24 issue 8: See You Tomorrow!



“A foot-boggling array of obstacles strategically placed by nature to impede forward motion of the swift and sure-footed kind.”

To All Runners:

The course is flagged and ready to go…  We hope you are too!  It was fairly dry during course marking but it looks like that will change overnight. 

The gate attendant at the park will be waving loop participants through – no $8 park entry fee – we included the parking fee in your race registration. 

Arrive early – drive carefully.  We would like to begin as close to 9am as possible.  Plan on having your bibs and heading right to the starting line at 8:45 am.  We will have a few pre-race announcements, take a few minutes to introduce a few special guests, then the 24th running of the Leatherman’s Loop will commence.

For detailed logistics information about the Loop, check this article.

In the spirit of Earth Day this past week, if you can bring your own safety pins to the Loop that can make a small contribution to making your event more green.  We will have plenty of safety pins if you forget!  Also at the end of the Loop we will have boxes to recycle bibs and safety pins if you don’t want to keep them.  Tyvek can be recycled into jackets and furniture. 

To help us with the race scoring, please make certain that your race number bib is exposed before you enter the finishing chute and do not pin the tear-strip at the bottom of the bib to your shirt.  If you wish at the beginning of the race, you can wear an extra layer over the shirt your number is pinned to which you can discard as you run by the teepee. It will be there for you when you finish.

Please, please, please exercise caution and common sense at both of the stream crossings. Ease into each crossing slowly and do not enter them full stride. Pick your footing slowly and cautiously as you cross and use extra caution when exiting.  The exit of the first stream crossing was slippery today and will most likely be tomorrow.  Help the runner in front and the one behind if possible.  Also keep mostly towards the center of the mud flats – the sides have buckthorn! 

Bring a full set of warm dry clothes (including socks and shoes) to change in to after you finish.  You will get wet!  We will have water, coffee, bagels, and fruit at the finish—but its always a good idea to have your own water on race day.

Don’t forget your food donation to the Community Center of Northern Westchester – “Help Feed the Leatherman!”  Look for the van with the banner!  It will be near the bib pickup area.  Check here for latest needs.

Maps and directions are on the website here.

Full race finishing results will be posted to the web site by 5pm after the race.

If you see the Leatherman on the trails, let out a HOWL! 

See you bright and early tomorrow!

Mike, Tony, Kate, Rob, Bill, and the Loop Volunteers