Parents' Association

New Canaan Country School Community Gathers for Annual 5K Race & Fall Fest

More than 400 members of the New Canaan Country School community participated in the 6th annual Cougar 5K Run, held Oct. 29 on the school’s 85-acre campus. The community event was sponsored by the school’s Parents’ Association and involved students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents. The event also hosted a Cougar Junior Fun Run which included a 100-meter dash for children ages 3 through Grade 2. The school’s Cougar mascot and non-runners of all ages lined the course to offer encouragement, support and congratulations.
Those receiving recognition following the 2022 New Canaan Country School Cougar 5K Run included: Suzy (Gibbons) Owen '94, Eugene Bang ’92 (alumni); Head of School Aaron Cooper, Landscaper and Maintenance Assistant Marc Keneally, Kindergarten Apprentice Teacher Daniel Lepoutre, Horizons Development and Communications Manager Whitney Mallozzi, Middle School Science Teacher Lindsay Frey (faculty & staff); Rich Dell'Aquila, Lauren Greig, Nick Liveris, Christian Stein, Sarah Vandekerckhove (adult); Lucie Del Percio, Anna Grace Hudson, Cal Susanin, Teddy Lasko, Kai Dell'Aquila (Grade 3 and under); Evan Frey, William Tocks, Piper Owen, Emmie Del Percio, Jordan Rema (Grade 4); Evren Gokgol-Kline, Towsen LeConey, Archer MacLear, Kai Gokgol-Kline, Michael Faugno (Grade 5); Ellie Ryder, Cecelia Thompson, Ava Dell’Aquila, Dylan Berkeley, Annie Mallozzi (Grade 6); Marin Gokgol-Kline, Charlotte Parker, Charlotte Kelley, Caroline Irvin (Grade 7); and Camilla Calderwood (Grade 8).

Special recognition goes to Evren Gokgol-Kline who finish time of 23.35 minutes was the fastest of all students and earned him a fourteenth place, overall.

“The Cougar Run is a feel-good event for all ages and such a fantastic way to come together as a community,” said Eleanor Lasko who together with Erin Kanter, both of New Canaan, chaired the event. 

Fall Fest immediately followed featuring games and activities including: sack hop races, face painting, pumpkin decorating, music, snacks and a granola bar food truck. Parent volunteers Tatiana Mendoza and Johana Flores, both of Stamford, facilitated this fun and festive community event.
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.