Hello Loop Runners,
We have been required by our race insurance company to prohibit dogs from running in the Leatherman’s Loop.
It has been brought up as a safety issue in the past — but starting this year USATF will not sanction and insure a race that allows dogs to run.
If you have any questions about this please contact us via our contact form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your understanding.
Dogs are still allowed at the park with spectators, providing you follow these General rules:
-All dogs must be leashed at all times in county parks (county law).
-No long, extended, or retractable leads allowed.
-Keep dogs out of the path of any runner, especially those exiting Splashdown.
-Your dog must be able to handle large crowds and many other spectator dogs.
Thanks for your understanding and attention to safety — and see you on the trails!
-Tony, Judy, Rob
Note: Service animals that perform a specific defined task (such as guide dogs for blind runners) are not affected by this new requirement. If you have a question about your service dog please contact us before the loop and we can answer your questions.