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Leatherman's Loop
DateTypically Sunday following Boston Marathon
LocationWestchester County, New York, USA
Event typetrail
Distance6.2 mile (10 km)
EstablishedApril 26, 1987[1]
Course records
  • Time: Lucas Meyer, 37:51, 2017[2]
  • Consistency: Joe Stanley, 1987–2018[3]
  • Wins: Tom Nohilly, 9[4]
  • Streak: Joe Stanley, 1987–2018[3]
Official sitehttp://www.leathermansloop.org/

The Leatherman's Loop is a trail running event in New York, United States. The 6.2 mile (10 km) long Leatherman's Loop race has been held annually every year since 1987, starting and ending in Cross River and crossing into Pound Ridge, in Westchester County. The Leatherman's Loop celebrated its 32nd running on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The race is typically held on the Sunday following the Boston Marathon, but is occasionally held one week later.l

Course[edit | edit source]

The Leatherman's Loop is known for its challenging course including river crossings, mud flats, and a quarry climb. The race starts and ends in the Meadow in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westchester County Park.

Among the challenges facing participants are the Leatherman's Loop's uneven footing, single-track footpaths, multiple fordings of the Cross River, a sand quarry climb, and around 800-foot (244 m) elevation gain and loss over the course. The Leatherman's Loop's course has been slightly altered over the years due to storm damage on some trails, but the basic course route is the same. Competitors return year after year, learning about the nuances of strategy for this single start event. This adds a competitive premium for strategy, experience, and familiarity with the course and the crowd.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Runner's World, April 25, 2003, "The Leatherman's Loop - The athletic equivalent of jazz" Archived January 23, 2019, at the Wayback Machine, accessed January 23, 2019
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named LucasMeyer
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leathermansloop.org, Leatherman's Loop "Leatherman's Loop Muddiest Runners", accessed January, 2019
  4. Tom Nohilly, accessed January 23, 2019


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