Leatherman’s Loop Founder’s Newsletter – Volume 4


Leatherman’s Loop founders note

Twenty seven years ago Dave Cope and I put on the first Leatherman’s Loop race.  We greeted the ninety runners who trusted that we knew what we were doing and showed up to race our course. Trail running races in those days were few and far between and necessitated long drives and early starts. It pleases me to see that interest in running and racing on non-paved surfaces has really taken hold. At the bottom of this note I will list five trail races in Westchester and Fairfield counties which are coming up this fall.

The team of organizers and directors (currently Rob and Mike and Judy and Tony) who bring you the Leatherman’s Loop each year have no big changes in mind. Four years ago we added the Run the Farm five miler and as of right now, we have no plans to add any additional races. By choice, both races have always been and will continue to be staged without any corporate sponsorship. That being said, you the runners cover all expenses through your entry fees and we still are able to make generous charitable donations.

My fall running plans are to participate in all five of the races listed below. My hope is that many of you will choose to join me.


Where the Pavement Ends

Sunday 09/22/13
Tri Ridgefield
Lake Windwing Ridgefield Ct.
4 miles mostly single track

Sarah Bishop Bushwhack

Sunday 09/29/13
Leatherman Harriers Sunday Runners
Mountain Lakes Park North Salem N.Y.
10K mostly single track
1.5 mile kids race

Paine to Pain

Sunday 10/06/13
New Ro Runners
Thomas Paine cottage New Rochelle N.Y.
13.1 miles with some pavement

Run the Farm

Sunday 10/27/13
Leatherman Harriers
Muscoot Farm Somers N.Y.
5 miles all trails
1.1 miles for kids 7 through 12
0.6 miles for kids 6 and younger

Back Country Bushwhack

Sunday 11/10/13
Threads and Treads
Camp Simmons Greenwich Ct.
4 miles with water crossings

Further reading in the Founder’s Newsletter series, published at uncertain dates with a flexible schedule not known in advance…