Monthly Archives: December 2012

January 1, Lewisboro Town Park

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Looking for a way to start your new year off right? How about a nice 7-mile trail run? This new course is the perfect antidote for that hangover. Breathe in the air, get that heart pounding, and clear your head. Meet at the Lewisboro Town Park upper parking lot on January 1, 8:00 a.m. Oh, and if you’re not up for the full run, there are plenty of options to make it shorter. Visit the map page ››

Lee Willett,

Are you going to run?

  • Definitely (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Most Likely (29%, 2 Votes)
  • Maybe (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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December 30 Lewisboro Town Park

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This Sunday, December 30 at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Lewisboro Town Park upper parking lot (see map) when we revisit our favorite post-holiday route: the Fat Ass Run. This time, we’ll be running it backwards (no, we won’t be running backwards, we’ll be doing the course in reverse). Seven miles of trail running is the perfect antidote to all the indulgence of the holidays. And since this falls just before the new year, it’s the perfect time to make your new years resolutions to come run. For those who don’t want to do the full seven miles, a three-mile course is also an option. Now there’s no excuse not to come out. Download PDF map ››

Next Sunday we’ll be back at the Michigan Road lot when we visit Rob’s Ruin Run. And if anyone is interested, I’ll be at the Meadow Parking Lot on Tuesday, January 1 at 8:00 a.m., to start the new year off right—with a new trail run that will take us to the Fire Tower.

Hope to see you out there.

—Lee Willett,

Are you running this Sunday?

  • Definitely (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Maybe (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Most Likely (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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December 23 Meadow Parking Lot

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On Sunday, December 23 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow parking lot when we tackle the run you’ve chosen—the Fire Tower run. We’ll start at the Meadow and head southeast and up to the base of the old fire tower. You asked for it, so enjoy.

Next week we’ll be back at the Lewisboro Town Park for another run of the Fat Ass Run. This time, we’ll reverse the direction just to keep it interesting.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett,

December 23 Vote For Your Run

On December 23 at 8:00 a.m., you can decide where we meet. Vote for the run of your choice—the most popular run as voted by Thursday, December 20, at 8:00 p.m. will be the one we do. I’ll announce the winner on Friday for our Sunday run. Vote below.

Where do you want to run December 23rd?

Total Voters: 20

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Hope to see you this Sunday.

Lee Willett,



A Tribute to Tony Godino and the Leatherman’s Loop

From Stacy Albanese
Bedford Historical Society’s Tribute to Tony Godino and The Leatherman’s Loop
December 4, 2012

I’m writing tonight to say that the Bedford Historical Society is in the early planning stages of organizing a party to be held at Historical Hall the evening of Friday, April 19, 2013 (this year the Loop will be run on Sunday, April 21st) in tribute to Tony Godino to acknowledge his founding of the Leatherman’s Loop and to highlight his lifelong good works dedicated to preserving Bedford’s history.

While plans are still preliminary, the documentary film ‘The Leatherman’s Loop-25 Years’ will be part of the evening’s festivities (though we won’t screen it in its entirety), and in addition, Loop footage will be shown throughout the night; Leatherman historical facts will be on display; someone will wear the Leatherman’s replica costume; the race course 3-D model will be on view; there will be a few key speakers; and of course, plenty of wine, beer, comfort food (code for carbo load!) and merriment.

Please let me know if you have the time/interest to help us plan this event. I can think of no more worthy, nor humble, an individual to honor!

Once I’ve heard back and gotten a sense of who’s interested, I’ll propose a few dates in early January to calendar a committee kick-off meeting at the Bedford Store. Please forward to anyone who might be interested that I’ve missed.

If you’re interested in getting involved in this event, contact Stacy Albanese at or 914.234.4616.

Leatherman’s Loop 2013 Lottery to Open January 10th, 2013

The 27th Running of the Leatherman’s Loop will be on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY.

All runner registration will be via Loop Lottery. The Loop Lottery will open at 12:01am Thursday, January 10th, 2013 and close Monday, January 14, 2013 at midnight — 5 full days total. There is no immediate rush to sign up — but don’t wait too long lest you 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 and there will be links to the registration site. Runners will enter their information into the lottery registration, including a credit card number. Your credit card will not be charged unless you are picked in the Loop Lottery. After the Loop Lottery entry closes on Monday, January 14th we will have the drawing for winners on or just after Monday, January 21st. Lottery winners and losers will be notified via email and winners will be charged the race entry fee (and optional t-shirt cost if ordered). Please understand that there are more runners than spots available. Some folks are bound to be disappointed when they are unable to get in for 2013. We hope everyone gets the reasoning behind the lottery and the course limits.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions about the Loop Lottery. It addresses questions about group lottery entryduplicate registrations, and other questions you might have. 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, via our email address, or ask your question in the website comments for this note.

Thanks! See you on the trails…

-Mike, Tony, Rob, and the Leatherman Harriers

Watchung Winter Trail Run

On Saturday, January 5th, 2013, visit Watchung Reservation in north-central New Jersey for a run through the beautiful Watchung Reservation.  This low-key, minimal-support, informal trail run will  provide an excellent opportunity to test your mid-winter training.

  • Four options: 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or 50K.
  • ALL distances follow the same course – PINK Trail a 6+ mile loop (+/- a few ft.  your gps may vary)
  • 10K will do 1 loop
  • Half Marathoners will do 2 loops
  • Marathoners will do 4 loops
  • 50K runners will complete 5 Loops of the Pink Trail
  • Single-wide and double wide trail over rolling wooded terrain.
  • When: 8:00 am on January 5th, 2013.Where:  Start  and Finish at the Loop by the Playground.  map

Entry fee:  $25 minimum donation – NJ Trail Series will pay for all permits, insurance, aid station food, etc.  The cost of $25 per runner is being used as a donation to The Wilson School.


Online Registration closes the Wednesday before the race. You will be able to register the day of the race (cash). Visit for more information. A couple from our group are planning to run this and have offered to car pool with others interested in running. If you are, let me know.

December 16 Michigan Road

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This Sunday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Road parking lot when we follow the 6 mile Michigan to Rock Trail run. This was originally scheduled in November but cancelled after hurricane Sandy. We’ll follow some of the less-traveled paths in the reservation, this time going down the stairs for a change. At intersections 25 and 21 we’ll be taking some smaller trails so we’ll visit portions of the park we don’t usually see.

Don’t forget to vote for your choice of run next week.

Hope to see you out there this Sunday.


Are you running this Sunday?

  • Definitely (75%, 6 Votes)
  • Most Likely (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Maybe (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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December 9 Trailside Museum

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This Sunday, December 9, meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trailside Museum when we follow a new variation on the Museum to Raven Rocks course. We’ll start up the Magic Stairs to Michigan Road, then follow the green and red trails to Raven Rocks.
See map page here ››   Download a PDF map here ››

Next week we’ll be meeting back at the Michigan Avenue lot when we tackle a variation of the Michigan to Rock Trail run.

Hope to see you on Sunday.


Are you running this Sunday?

  • Definitely (60%, 3 Votes)
  • Most Likely (20%, 1 Votes)
  • Maybe (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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