Loop Returns Tomorrow!

To All Registered Runners:

EARLY BIB PICKUP TODAY! (The Loop is tomorrow.)

WHERE? We are setting up at the entrance to the Rez from 9AM-12noon today.

Come get your bib ONE DAY EARLY today! (and your shirt if you ordered one) between 9am and 12 noon Saturday, April 22nd.

A special note about the bibs: We identified the runners who will have reached their 10th or higher Loop this Sunday. These highly durable runners can be identified by the red stripe on the bottom of their bibs. Congrats on reaching this milestone! Note: The number on the upper right corner is the number of Loops each runner has finished before this Sunday.


For those who like the summary – ARRIVE EARLY and Pack a Change of Clothes! Here are MAPS and DIRECTIONS. And please put anything you don’t want to forget in your sneakers now…

On Loop Sunday morning — If you arrive later than 8:30am you may be parking FAR AWAY from the bib pickup area. You will have to dash to the showmobile and then dash to the start line. Each of those dashes can be about a quarter mile or more! That’s a great warmup, but can get you a bit frazzled. If you get to the entrance by 8am you will be set and be parked by 8:15am. If you get here earlier than that, relax and take in the sights and meet some runners and organizers!

The 35th Leatherman’s Loop shirt design original sketch art and color shading by shirt artist Tim Parshall.

For detailed logistics information about this year’s Loop, check this article.

The park is a “carry in – carry out” facility. If you bring it, take it back out with you please. We try to keep our trash to a minimum and we do not hand out race bags or race flyers. 

Note there is NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION. We are full!

Maps and directions links are on the website here.

No dogs can run the Loop. Sorry Fido! Dog spectators must be ON THEIR LEASH at all times while in the park.

If you find yourself injured, please STAY ON THE COURSE! Help will be on its way quickly. We have volunteers stationed throughout the course who can contact help quickly. We also have runners with cell phones on call if needed and ready to call in for assistance if any is required. We also have course sweeps following runners on the course.

If you wish—at the beginning of the race—you can wear an extra layer over the shirt your number is pinned to which you can toss to the side as you run by the teepee. It will be there for you near the teepee (or inside if it is raining) when you finish.

Please exercise caution and common sense at the stream crossings. Ease into each crossing slowly and do not enter them full stride. The exit of the first stream crossing can be slippery on the rock ledge. Help the runner in front and the one behind if possible.

Bring a full set of warm dry clothes (including socks and shoes) to change in to after you finish.  You will get wet and your shoes will get dirty!  We will have water, coffee, bagels, and fruit at the finish—but its always a good idea to have your own water on race day.

Full race finishing results will be posted to the web site http://www.leathermansloop.org/results by late afternoon after the race.

Send us or UPLOAD any photos you’d like to share to the 2023 Runner (& spectator) upload gallery! And check out our 2023 gallery after the race as we upload all of our captured images & occasional videos.

See you bright and early tomorrow…

…..Rob, Ciorsdan, Mike, Bill, Tony, Judy, and the Loop Volunteers