I look forward to seeing many of you at the Leatherman’s Loop this Sunday. I know we’re expecting a little rain later this week but that should just make the mud flats that much more fun. On the 28th, we’ll be meeting at Mountain Lakes Park for a new version of the course that Mark has set up for us. This time, we’ll be going to the highest point in the park—the highest point in the county, actually. Don’t miss this fun run. I’ll send an update and post the trail map before the event. Have a great race everyone. —Lee Willett
1 Week to Go Before Leatherman’s Loop
This Sunday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Parking lot for the final course checks of the Leatherman’s Loop. If you’re running the race this year, this is your last chance to run the course with the group before race day so come out and see the trail for yourself. The water crossings are optional but not the Mud Flats so you might want to bring a second set of shoes to change into. I’m just sayin’.
Next week is the Leatherman’s Loop but in two weeks, we’ll meet at Mountain Lakes Park when we run the 5.7 mile loop and visit the highest point in Westchester.
Hope to see you Sunday.
2 Weeks to Go Before Leatherman’s Loop
This Sunday, April 7 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Parking lot for the first of two course checks of the Leatherman’s Loop. If you’re running the race this year, this will be the first of two course checks and a great chance to get out and test the terrain. The water crossings are optional but not the Mud Flats so you might want to bring a second set of shoes to change into. I’m just sayin’.
We’ll be back at the Meadow lot again next week for the final course check.
Hope to see you Sunday.
Looking for a challenge this spring? Check out these local trail races.
Early May is Where the Wild Things Run 5k trail run in Wilton CT at the Woodcock Nature Center.
If you are up for a longer challenge, Todd Jennings is directing Rock The Ridge 50 mile endurance challenge at the spectacular Mohonk Preserve on May 4th, 2013. The challenge is open to relay teams, groups, or solo runners. All speeds welcome.
Last year one of our Sunday Run crew, Dave Vogel, started A Mild Sprain in Yonkers, NY to raise money for JDRF. On May 19th, 2013 he’s bringing this tough 4.25 mile trail run through the woods of Sprain Ridge County Park back for a second year.
For a great and constantly updated list of trail races in the tri-state area, look no further than this list from Chris Jaworski of the Essex Running Club. Chris is a die hard trail and ultra runner who has personally sampled many of the trail races he lists.
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 entry, duplicate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or ask your question in the website comments for this note.
Thanks! See you on the trails…
-Mike, Tony, Rob, and the Leatherman Harriers
5 Mile Cross Country Run November 18, 9:30 a.m.
Camp Simmons, 744 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT (new date and location)
Plus MAX’S MILE One Mile Kids Run in memory of Maxwell Scotti
Cross country running for the whole family at our favorite venue. Be ready to leap over many hay bales & log jumps!
START/FINISH: Camp Simmons, 744 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT
REGISTRATION: Pre entry $20 (kids $15) by mail or in person at threads & treads, race day entry $25 (kids $20) starting at 9 a.m. Entries may also be faxed with credit card info to 203-661-0917.
AWARDS: Medals to all finishers in Max’s Mile. Running shoes to the top 3 overall male & female champs in the 5 Mile. Age group awards 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Long Sleeve race t’s to all! Learn more ››
This Sunday, October 14 at 8:00 a.m, meet at the Muscoot Farm parking lot (http://goo.gl/maps/dTDiT) for a final course check of the Run the Farm loop. Last time to check it out before race day and the weather should be beautiful. You can download a map of the five-mile course here.
Next week is Run the Farm. Hope to see you there.
Muscoot Farm 5 Mile Race on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Kids races start at 8:30. Five Miler starts at 9:15.
This fun five-mile trail race is put on to show off the beauty of the Muscoot park and to increase awareness of the weekly Muscoot Farmer’s market (Sundays from May-October) and other local farmer’s markets in the area. Registration is open