Leatherman’s Loop Lottery to Open January 13th at 12:00am


Trail Runners:

Please mark your calendars with these two dates: January 13th and April 23rd!

The 31st Running of the Leatherman’s Loop will be on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY.

The Leatherman’s Loop Lottery will open at 12:00am Friday, January 13th, 2017 and close Monday, January 16, 2017 at midnight — 4 full days total.

The only way to get into the Loop is to go through the lottery. We promise that (based on lottery history) most of you will get in as long as you sign up during the four day window.

We will post reminders to our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+ pages just before the Loop Lottery opening in January. Follow us there for lottery opening messages.

We sent out an email reminder on December 22nd. If you want to be on our email list, enter your email address here.

We encourage you to sign up for the Loop Lottery as early as possible after it opens so you don’t forget. Once it is closed we won’t accept any new lottery entrants.

To sign up, visit the Leatherman’s Loop website during the lottery registration period (1/13/2017-1/16/2017) and there will be links to the registration site.

Runners can sign up for the Loop Lottery at no charge.


  1. After the Loop Lottery entry closes on Monday, January 16th we will have the drawing for winners on or just after Friday, January 20th
  2. Those selected winners will then need to complete their registration by paying for their Loop entries.
  3. Deadline for completing signup (if you are selected in the lottery) is January 24th.
  4. Any runners who do not complete their registration by then will give up their spots to the next runner in the waiting list.

Runners can enter the lottery as part of a group. Each person from the group must register (or have someone register them) in the lottery. Runners can add their group name during lottery registration.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions about the Loop Lottery. It addresses questions about group lottery entry, duplicate registrations, t-shirt purchasing, and other questions you might have.

If you are one of the 94 runners who completed the 2016 Trail Mix Trail Series you are eligible for automatic selection in the Loop Lottery – Congratulations! We will offer the same benefit next year for runners completing the 2017 Trail Mix!

t-shirt-start-gun1_thumbLottery winners and losers will be notified via email. If you do not hear from us via email on January 20th or just afterwards, please contact us right away at [email protected] so we can follow up. You can also check the Loop website for a list of runners selected in the Loop Lottery (updated after selections are made and runners finalize their entries).

We are interested in making the lottery as simple and hassle-free as possible. We appreciate any feedback or thoughts you have and can share with us. If you have any questions not covered above or in the Loop FAQ or the Loop Lottery FAQ, please get in touch via our contact form, or via our email address [email protected]

Thanks! See you on the trails…

-Tony, Judy, Rob, and the Leatherman Harriers

PS: If you are interested in training on the trails with a group of enthusiastic trail runners of all abilities, check out our club site at sundayruns.org and come out one Sunday morning and join in a group run. We run the trails all year round and always welcome new runners!

PPS: There will be an announcement about the 2017 Trail Mix Trail Series in January.