Community day just around the corner

Fun run bonding for family, friends
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
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A day of sweat and smiles is upon the Auburn community next week during the 8th annual Auburn Rotary Community Day. The event will run through town next Saturday, May 10, as local runners and walkers take part in the 10K or 5K road races. Kids can enter a half-mile race and seniors can participate in a seniors fitness walk. The day will also include a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., raffle, an outdoor expo, free cancer screenings and cholesterol tests, and more. “There’s a lot of great things for the community and it’s always successful,” said Bridget Powers, Fun Run committee member and Auburn city councilwoman. The event benefits the Auburn Rotary Club Scholarship Endowment Fund and the volunteers and staff of the Auburn Police Department. Powers said families are encouraged to participate, especially those with children. The kid’s half-mile race is free, Powers added. “It’s a fun place to be,” she said. Activities begin at 7 a.m. and continue until noon. “Everyone should come out,” Powers said. “It’s a great way for the community to get out and meet each other.” To register for the race, call (530) 305-1112 or visit Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under before May 5. On race day adults will pay $30 and children $20 for registration. Tickets for the pancake breakfast will be available on race day. To be a volunteer or sponsor, contact Bob Long at (530) 392-5668. The Journal's Jenifer Gee can be reached at or post a comment.