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The inaugural Mountaineer 5K road race will be offered April 11 at 11 a.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village.

Proceeds will benefit the Region 1 athletic fund.

The relatively flat, up-and-back course will lead the field from the school to Falls Village center and back.

Competition for males and females will be offered in eight age divisions. Walkers are welcome.

Numerous businesses from Kent and other Region 1 towns have signed on to support the event.

"We are so thankful for their support," said Dave Grusauski, the chairman of the Region 1 Athletic Fund. "Their generosity makes what we do possible. More sponsors are signing up every day."

For more information or online registration, visit For sponsorship or race-day concession opportunities, email