4 days til Loop!

Leatherman’s Loop News, Volume 25, Issue 3: Four Days til Loop!

All Registered Loop Runners:

Four days and counting…

Here are some handy maps and directions that should help you get on your way to the Loop.

Bib pickup 2010Bib pickup will begin at 7AM on the day of the Loop.  Bibs are kept in alphabetical order by last name.  If you ordered a t-shirt it will be noted on your bib label and you can get the shirt at the same time you pick up your bib.

Dogs are welcome at the Park but you must obey the Park’s leash law at all times (not just during the Loop).  There will be many other dogs around.  If you plan to run with your dog please start at the back to minimize potential problems with the large crowd.  Please keep your dog close when running!

imageTo help those runners interested in CAR POOLING to the Loop, we have a website post that will help you find other runners in your area that may be offering or needing a ride. Post your ride needs or offer there.

You can also check the newly formed NY Trail and Ultra Runners Meetup group. Not only is it a good place to offer or request a ride (or a pickup from Katonah station), the site also has many trail training meetup runs every week. We encourage you to take a look – there’s even a Leatherman’s meetup. Hey! We’ll be there!

If you are planning to “Help Feed The Leatherman” please bring your food pantry donation to the Loop on May 1st.  Your generous donation will go to the Community Center of Northern Westchester and will directly benefit families in need.

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.  Take special care driving the roadway into the park and to the parking meadow.  It is going to be tight parking and we’d like to pack ‘em in!

Plan to arrive early…  The Loop starts at 9am.  Plan to be at the park before 8:30am to get your bibs (and t-shirts if ordered).  Remember – there is no same day registration.

There will be volunteers directing the parking and guiding cars to park efficiently.  Please follow their directions.

The course looks good after weeks of careful tending and pruning, mostly by course curator Tony Godino.  Never fear—there are still some nice obstacles to keep you all on your toes.  The 7 day forecast calls for sun on Sunday after some rain earlier in the week so the course could will be muddy…

Have a safe trip—CAR POOL if you can!  Park & Ride from Katonah train station lot on Woodbridge Road or John Jay High School on Route 121.

If you missed the earlier detailed instructions and logistics email, click here to read it on the website.  If you want to make sure you are registered check here: Searchable list of registered runners.  Any questions about this list please contact us.

Possibly one more brief update before the Loop…  See you on May Day!

-Mike, Tony, Kate, Bill, Rob, and the rest of the Leatherman Harrier volunteers