New Canaan Country School Community Gathers Virtually for Annual 5K Race

Nearly 300 members of the New Canaan Country School community participated in the annual Cougar Run 5k race, held virtually this year, Sept. 27 and 28. The friend-raising event was sponsored by the school’s Parents’ Association and involved students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents.
Individual participants logged their mileage along with photos and video clips on a Cougar Run padlet shared amongst the school community. This was also the place for non-runners to offer encouragement, support and congratulations.
“The NCCS Parents’ Association is impressed by and grateful for the amazing spirit shown this past weekend during the annual Cougar Run!” said  PA President Liz Keogh of New Canaan.

“There was no shortage of Cougar pride as families ran, hiked, biked, and swam the annual 5K,” said Maija Judelson of Darien who, together with Barbara Moody, also of Darien,  co-chaired the event. 
Those receiving recognition following the 2020 New Canaan Country School Virtual Cougar Run 5K run included: the Mendoza-Silva Family of Norwalk (the family with the greatest number of participants), the Grant Family of Darien (the runner(s) with most NCCS spirit), the Locke Youngman Family of New Canaan (the best pet participation), the Greig Family of New Canaan (the youngest participant), the Moody Family of Darien (the oldest participant), and eighth grader Ollie Johnson of New Canaan for his fierce determination running the 5K, solo, around the track.
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.