The Region 1 Athletic Fund is proud to announce the 2nd annual Falls Village Mountaineer 5k, the road race that gives back to Region 1 student athletes. Join us on April 10, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School and shake off the winter blues with a fun run or walk with friends and family. Last year, 132 runners completed the inaugural event. Along with the generosity of our great sponsors, we raised over $5,000.00 for our Northwest Corner athletes.
   The 10:00 race will feature a start at the front steps of historic HVRHS, continue around the oval and up scenic Warren Turnpike, to the recently renovated Amesville bridge and back. It is a flat, out and back course with a small hill midway; a perfect way to start your Spring exercise. The Housatonic gymnasium will be available for registration and warm-up in the event of inclement weather. Walkers and pets are welcome. There will be 8 age divisions, with 3 medals awarded in each for both women and men.
The course record of 18:16 was established by Cornwall’s Rocco Botto. Mari Cullerton was our top female finisher with 21:25.
   More information & online registration is available at Also check in with our race sponsors, including:
Davis IGA
Sundog Shoe & Leather
J. William Co.
Laigle Floor Covering
Mountain Falls Fitness
Ed’s Auto Parts GHI Sign
Kingsley Tavern
Housatonic River Outfitters
Wm. Perotti & Sons
National Iron Bank
Ascendant Compliance Management
Belter Builders
Falls Village Volunteer Fire Dept.
Union Savings Bank
Dave’s Tire
Kent True Value Hardware
Lenz Electric
Cornwall Bridge Package Store
Kent Coffee & Chocolate
Kent Station Pharmacy
Kent Wine& Spirit Trailheads
G&G Builders Falls Village Inn Race For A Cure
Sharon Optical
Cornwall Country Market
All Star Storage
Webster Bank
Torrington Savings Bank
Sundog Shoe & Leather
   We are so thankful for their support. Their generosity makes what we do possible. More sponsors are signing up every day. For sponsorship & race day concession opportunities please email inquiries to :
All proceeds of the race benefit the Region 1 Athletic Fund (R1AF), a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. R1AF is a non-profit group, dedicated to enriching the athletic experiences and opportunities for Region 1 athletes and sports programs. Since 2006, R1AF distributed over $96,000.00 to programs and individuals. Recipients have used our help to attend sports camps, purchase special equipment, and to pay program registrations. Group applicants have received grants towards equipment like scoreboards & gymnastic mats, and to reduce overall program costs for all participants. Others have used the funds to bring in additional coaches for clinics.
Some groups that have benefited from Region 1 Athletic Fund grants, either directly, or through student grants include:
Kent Center School
Springfield Wrestling School
Northwest United Soccer Club
Sharon Center School Salisbury Youth Hockey
Spirit Sports Camp
Cornwall Consolidated School
Falls Village Ski Club
Kent Youth Hockey
Gamebreaker Lacrosse Camp
Rustling Wind Stables
Your Region 1 Athletic Fund Board:
Francis (Champ) Perotti, Cindy Dunleavy, Mike Mahoney, Ed Kirby Sr., Dick Greco, Laura Eldridge, Chris Heacox, Susan Freudenberg, Joanie Yahn and Dave Grusauski.
   Race registration is $25, with an early bird rate of $20 until April 1. In keeping with the R1AF mission to serve area youth athletes, a student rate of $15 is being offered. The Falls Village Mountaineer 5k, along with our annual Steve Blass Golf Tournament, will allow us to help more kids in the future. Early registrants are guaranteed a commemorative race tee.
Please come out and join us on April 10, and help us fund the dreams of our student athletes. If you are unable to make it, but wish to make a donation, that option is available on our race website: