Founder’s Newsletter: Humble Beginnings

In his Canticle to the Cosmos series, quantum physicist Brian Swimme stresses the need for each of us to know our “story.” He takes us back twenty billion years to the “original fireball” in an effort to help us “regain our reverence for the earth and all life.” To help us “activate our human sensitivities … Read more

Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 27, 2008)

Loop Runners, Another great day today for the Leatherman’s Loop.  We had 840 runners cross the finish line.  (Not sure how many started!)  We are assured that no one was left behind. Results can be found here: <> Thank you again for your wonderful spirit and positive energy!  It made the day go (mostly) without … Read more

Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 26, 2008)

To All Runners: The course is flagged and ready to go!  We hope you are too! Arrive early – drive carefully.  The Loop is set to begin at 9am.  For the sake of those waiting at the starting line, we will have just a few pre-race announcements then the 22nd running of the Leatherman’s Loop … Read more

Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 21, 2008)

All Registered Loop Runners: Six days and counting! A reminder from the Pound Ridge Reservation park management: On Sunday PLEASE respect the park speed limit of 15 MPH while driving on the park roads.  Please take special care driving the roadway into the park and to the parking meadow.  It is going to be tight … Read more

Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 13, 2008)

To: All Who are Registered for the 2008 Leatherman’s Loop The snow is melted… There is mud on the trails… The Cross River is flowing swiftly… Spring is here…  It must be time for the Leatherman’s Loop! Welcome to the 22nd running of the Leatherman’s Loop Trail Race on Sunday, April 27th, 2008! The 500 … Read more

Race Director Announcement

Leatherman’s Loop News (Nov 26, 2007) Leatherman Harriers: My name is Mike Paletta and I will be the new Race Director for the 2008 Loop.  I wanted to introduce myself and some new people involved with the Loop. Kate Paletta: My wife and Loop Runner for over 10 years will be full time support. Rob … 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


RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE The ‘Loop’ is a special event for all of us: for some, because of the beauty of the Reservation in spring, for others, it is the romance of the Leatherman’s story of personal pilgrimage. These reasons actually reflect two fundamental impulses that are critical to human life: the importance of beauty and the nature of … Read more

Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 21, 2007)

Hello again from your event organizers. Preparations to accommodate you tomorrow are full tilt. We promise to do our best to keep things safe and orderly to facilitate your enjoyment. Your numbers ase staggering. Please remember to arrive early. Do not let your cars idle when you park in the field. Our hope has always … Read more