Five Days and Counting!

Leatherman’s Loop News, Volume 26, Issue 2: Five Days til Loop!

Five days and counting…

If you missed the earlier detailed instructions and logistics email, click here to read it.

Here’s a link to some handy maps and directions that should help you get on your way to the Loop.

If you want to make sure you are registered check here: Searchable list of registered runners.

Remember – there is no same day registration.

To 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. Or you can check our Facebook page. Post your ride needs or offer there or our website (or both!).

Aerial photo of Leatherman's Loop parking, bib pickup, start, and finish areas with key areas marked (click for logisitics details and larger photo.)

Bib 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!


If you are planning to “Help Feed The Leatherman” please bring your food pantry donation to the Loop on April 22nd.  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.

There will be volunteers directing the parking and guiding cars to park efficiently. Please follow their directions. 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 8:20am to get your bibs (and t-shirts if ordered).  Even earlier is better and will let you get a look around and some warm up time.

The course looks good after months of careful tending and pruning, mostly by course curator Tony Godino.  Never fear—there are always some nice obstacles to keep you all on your toes.  The forecast calls for rain on Sunday… But the spring has been very dry so the river levels are their lowest in decades for springtime. The mud flats are currently more “flat” than “mud.” All subject to change… or not!

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.

Any questions please contact us.

See you on the trails…

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