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ADA Memorial 5K and 10K set for July 23 in downtown Gainesville
Run to mark 26th anniversary of American Disabilities Act
Runners race toward the finish line in last year’s ADA Memorial 5K and 10K. This year’s race will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 23, in downtown Gainesville.

ADA Memorial 5K and 10K
When: 7-10:30 a.m. July 23
Where: Spring Street in downtown Gainesville
Cost: $25 by July 18 and $30 after July 18
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Almost 26 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.

Enacted in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities and transportation.

To mark its July 26 anniversary, communities across America will host events for the occasion, including the 15th annual ADA Memorial 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer run or 1-mile walk in Gainesville.

The event will be from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, in downtown Gainesville. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m.

The race path will start on Spring Street in front of the Arts Council and travel toward the square. It will then head to the Brenau University area and turn toward the square on Brenau Avenue. Next it will turn onto Bradford Street to make a circle, running on Ivey Terrace, and finally head back to the square.

Registration costs $25 before July 18 and $30 after. To register, visit

If participants raise $50 or more in donations, they will receive a free registration.

Proceeds will benefit Access to a Better Tomorrow Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure Georgians with disabilities have equal opportunities to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

When runners are finished, Clay Christy the Brickhouse Mobile DJ will provide light entertainment. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Awesome Dri-fit shirts will be given to participants, and custom medals will be presented to the top three runners in 16 different age groups and wheelchair divisions.

For more information, call Justin Pressley at 770-534-9050 or email