AUBURN – The third annual L/A Wellness Weekend, held June 4 and 5, was well attended by participants, spectators and volunteers.

Organized by the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA and L/A Trails, the event has grown to include a variety of bicycle races, a fun walk, 5K run, kid’s bike race and rock climbing wall.

There was also a variety of cheering, dance and martial arts demonstrations. Participants ranged from beginners to weekend warriors to elite athletes from all over New England.

L/A Wellness Weekend Chairman Doug McFarland said, “We had beautiful weather, more participants and spectators than ever, and some of the greatest volunteers you could ask for.

“Over 150 area residents volunteered their time to help us put on this event and we are extremely grateful to them. We couldn’t have held this event without the contributions of our major sponsors and partners.”

For more information on this year’s event, or any YMCA activity, contact the YMCA at 62 Turner St., call 795-4095 or visit

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