Do you dare run the ‘Leatherman’s Loop?’

(republished from old website) Friday, April 13, 2001 • The Record-Review By Don Heppner The 15th annual Leatherman’s Loop, in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation on Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 9 a.m., is guaranteed to separate the intrepid from the not-so-intrepid.  The 10 kilometer race takes runners through streams, up and down steep slopes, over … Read more

The Legend of The Leatherman

[This text is originally sourced and adapted from the Trailside Nature Museum’s site here.] One of the most interesting pieces of Westchester County folklore is the living legend of the Leatherman.  The true story of the Leatherman is still shrouded in mystery and controversy.  However, even though we may never know the full story of this … Read more

Leatherman’s Loop: For Caracciolo, Third Time’s a Charm

(republished from old website) by J.B. COZENS The Lewisboro Ledger, April 2002 (post-loop article), Cross River, New York Click the article image to view a larger scan of the article form the Lewisboro Ledger in April 2002 from the week after the Leatherman’s Loop. The Leatherman’s Loop 2002 Race Results Sunday, April 28, 2002 • … Read more

10k of Bruising, Squishy Racing

(republished from old website) by Jim Wright, The Bergen Record, March 28, 2002 And now for something completely different: The Leatherman’s Loop, a six-mile steeplechase through the backwoods of northern Westchester County, offers a few certainties. You will get soaking wet when you cross two wide streams.  You will run slower than in any other … Read more

Leatherman Race Throws Boy For A Loop

(republished from old website) by J.B. COZENS The Lewisboro Ledger, April, 2001, Cross River, New York Over the years, the Leatherman’s Loop trail race has built a reputation as a supreme natural challenge.  Many a runner have been laid low by its stream crossings, ankle deep mud and steep, rocky trails. But in Sunday’s 15th … Read more

A Race All Its Own

Quirky tradition returns to Cross River (republished from old website) by J.B. COZENS The Lewisboro Ledger, April 28, 2005, Cross River, New York Where else could you expect to have a former priest offer a blessing to runners that one race organizer described as being something of a “Navaho/Irish” chant? Or have a former New … Read more

Old New York Times Snippet

Here’s a snippet about the Leatherman’s Loop from the New York Times’ Photographer’s Journal series.  This one is showing a great photo of the 2004 Loop.  Click to see piece.  Unfortunately they called it a 5k race when it is actually a 10k which still happens these days.  Overheard after the 2008 loop “Wow, the … Read more

Blasts from the past

The Old Leatherman’s Loop site had a ton of information and articles about the event.  We are working to get more of it integrated into the look of the new site.  In the meantime, for your reading pleasure, here are some “blasts from the past”: One of the best Loop articles written to date (J.B. … Read more

Getting Dirty: Leatherman’s Loop – the athletic equivalent of jazz

Leatherman’s Loop • April 25, 2003 • Westchester County, NY Reprinted from old web site. A nice article by Jim Gerweck from April 2003. Titled “Getting Dirty: Leatherman’s Loop – the athletic equivalent of jazz”.  Jim has run the race timing for the Leatherman’s Loop for many years. If, as Marty Liquori once opined, road … Read more

Leatherman’s Loop News (May 4, 2007)

Hello again to all you loop enthusiasts, Some of you have been asking for photos and there are some good ones from this year: will link you to the work of Stacey Smith. Bob Goldblatt has provided a disc of photos that he took on the run and we hope to get them up on the … Read more