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The AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll fundraising event is a fabulous day of fun, exercise, and community involvement that brings people together from all walks of life. Last year nearly 2,000 people, including participants from our programs and their families as well as individuals from dozens of Southern California businesses, joined together for a fun filled community day. Stroll & Roll is the largest fundraising event for AbilityFirst; last year we raised more than $920,000 to provide programs and services to children 
and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Please join us and help us break the $1,000,000 fundraising mark!

Event Date:
Sunday, April 8th 2018

Event Location:
Los Angeles State Historic Park

Directions from the East (Pasadena/Claremont/etc.):  Take the I-10 W freeway towards Los Angeles. Use the middle two lanes to keep left at the fork to continue on the San Bernardino Freeway, and then follow signs for U.S. 101 towards Los Angeles. Use the right two lanes to take exit 18A to merge onto I-5 N towards Sacramento. Then use the right two lanes to take exit 136B for Broadway. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto N Broadway. Continue straight onto N Spring Street, and the destination will be on the right.

Directions from the West (Encino/Woodland Hills/etc.):  Take the U.S. 101 E towards Los Angeles. Keep left at the fork to continue on CA-134 E, signs for Burbank/Pasadena. Then use the right two lanes to take exit 5B to merge onto I-5 S towards Los Angeles. Use the right lane to take exit 137A towards CA-110 N, signs for Pasadena. Then keep right at the fork, follow signs for Broadway and merge onto W Ave 21. Turn right onto N Broadway, and then continue onto N Spring Street. Destination will be on the right.

Directions from the South (Los Angeles/Orange County):  Take the I-5 N towards Los Angeles. Keep left at the fork to continue on US-101 N, following signs for Los Angeles N/Civic Center. Take exit 2A towards Vignes Street and then keep left, following signs for Vignes Street. Continue onto Alpine Street, and then turn right onto N Alameda Street. Continue straight onto N Spring Street, and the destination will be on the left.

Metro:  There is a Metro Station only a short distance from the park. Take the Gold line train and get off at the Chinatown Metro Station. Exit the station at the Northeast Entrance and head north onto N Spring Street. Walk for about three minutes, and the destination will be on the left.

General parking is on a wood chip area adjacent to the park. Please follow directions from our traffic control personnel. It will be “stacked” parking, meaning that depending on where your car is parked, you may be asked to leave your keys with our traffic control company, so they can allow cars out if your vehicle is blocking. Street parking is also available. If you have been given access to the Reserved Parking lot, please hand your parking pass upon arrival. 

The Los Angeles State Historic Park closes as sundown and all cars must exit before then.

Check-In and Registration:
  • Guests that have a bib and t-shirt do NOT need to check-in. Please proceed to your group meeting area.
  • Guests that have registered on the website but need to pick up a bib or t-shirt must come to the Check-in Booth prior to 9:00 am. T-shirt and bib will not be guaranteed by event day, to anyone who registers during the extended registration period (March 20th through April 8th)  
  • Guests that have NOT registered, but wish to join us that day will need to come to the Registration Booth prior to 9:00 am. Day of registration fee: $65. 

Group Meet-Ups:
If you are walking with an AbilityFirst center or with a corporate team, please look for your group’s designated meeting area. Each group will have a sign posted where members of the team can meet up and take a group photo. Group photos will begin around 8:30 a.m., so be there promptly to be included in the photo.

There will fun activities, carnival games, a Los Angeles Chargers football throwing activity and prizes to entertain the entire family. Unlimited photo booth print outs and giveaways! You may purchase raffle tickets at the AbilityFirst booth for a chance to win from a number of raffle prizes, including a Lance Cali Classic Scooter!!

Food, Drinks, and Restrooms:
  • AbilityFirst will be providing walkers with complimentary coffee and breakfast items The Taco Cartel, The Deli Doctor, and The Grilled Cheese Truck food truck will be available for anyone interested in purchasing breakfast/lunch items. Ranging from $5-$10.
  • There will be 4 rest/water stations on the course.
  • Restrooms will be located near the entrance, by Registration. You may also use restrooms provided by the Los Angeles State Historic Park.