About Run, Walk & Roll- Bloomingdale 2020

After monitoring the situation closely, Marklund’s upcoming Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1M event will be “modified” to meet the CDC guidelines advising against group gatherings/events of 50+ people. 

Thank you to all of our amazing registrants, sponsors, vendors, donors, and volunteers for embracing and continuing to support Marklund and our new, VIRTUAL Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1M experience!

NOW is our time to come together, stay healthy, and continue to work hard to make everyday life possible for
individuals with profound disabilities.

Virtual Run, Walk & Roll Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 20th

Secure your reusable cotton bag, event bib, and entry into our 5K timing site! 

(sorry, event shirts are sold out!)

Fundraising and Donations will remain OPEN

5K Pricing: $35.00

1Mile Pricing: $25.00

Keep a look out!
Your Run, Walk & Roll Bib will be mailed DIRECTLY to you!

To retrieve your event shirt and cotton bag,
remain in the comfort of your own car at our
curbside, NO CONTACT packet pickup:


Marklund Philip Center, 164 S. Prairie Ave, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Friday, April 24th: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, April 25th: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Don’t want to pick up your packet quite yet?

No worries, your goodies are not going anywhere!
Post-event packet pickup details and procedures
will be sent out after Sunday, April 26th.

Here’s a step-by- step guide
to your virtual experience:

1. Gear and warm up in the comfort and safety
of your home or neighborhood.

2. Set your distance and timer (5K = 3.1 Miles). If you’re outside,
try downloading a free and user-friendly running app,
such as RunKeeper or MapMyRun.

3. Count down… and Run, Walk or Roll to show
your support for individuals with profound disabilities!

(while social distancing!)

4. Cross your personal 5K or 1Mile
finish line and stop those timers!

5.  5K participants ONLY:  Enter in your time by clicking the J3 Timing link located at www.marklund.org/5kbloomingdale
NOTE: the timing site will close on 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 26th.

1 Mile & 5K participants:  Post your distance, time and a
fun picture to social media, tagging @Marklund and
using #RunWalkandRoll #MarklundStrong.

6.  Stay tuned into Marklund’s Facebook page and
website link shown above for the full virtual experience and post-event announcements.

Our Facebook awards ceremony will be held on Monday, April 27th at 6 p.m. 
Top 2 female and male winners of each 5K age group will be mailed a custom RW&R-B medal!

Follow our Run, Walk & Roll Facebook event page to connect and share your journey!

We are plugged in everyday to give you race updates, weekly challenges, free giveaways, and more!

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to Race Director,
Natalie Sarby at nsarby@marklund.org.
Your health, safety, and satisfaction is very important to us.

Fundraise to WIN Applicable to individuals only.

Fundraise $250+ for entry into our grand prize raffle of 2 Southwest Airline ticket vouchers! Offering flights to 102 destinations in 40 states, Puerto RicoMexicoCentral America and the Caribbean$600 cash value. No expiration date!

Those that raise $100+ will be entered to win Powerbeats 3 Wireless Headphones. These comfortable, water resistant, Bluetooth headphones are perfect for any type of workout or “on the go” moment. Suitable for both Apple and Android 7.0+ users


Starts at:  April 26, 2020 8:00 AM
Ends at:  April 26, 2020 10:00 AM


Marklund Day School
164 South Prairie Avenue
Bloomingdale,IL 60108 USA


Natalie Sarby

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Marklund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.

With three residential locations–the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin– We are currently home to 174 residents.

The Marklund Day School, with locations in Bloomingdale and Elgin, and soon to be Geneva - is a State Board of Education Licensed Therapeutic Day School that partners with area school districts to serve children with multiple medical needs, learning, emotional and developmental disabilities, and those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.  The Day School currently serves 72 students from 35 districts.  The new Geneva facility will allow us to serve 66 more students.

At Marklund, many of our residents and community clients are non-ambulatory and have severe cognitive deficits due to genetic disorders, complications during pregnancy and delivery, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, to name a few.  Others acquired disabilities during infancy or childhood through tragic accidents. Many have complex medical problems that require 24-hour skilled nursing care and regular therapy interventions.

At Marklund, we focus on every person’s unique abilities, offering our residents and community clients safe, happy lives filled with goals, achievements and purpose.

The “Marklund Standard of Care is not covered by the State of IL,  leaving us a service  gap of approximately $8,500 per individual, per year. We need your help to close this funding gap!

100% of net proceeds from this event will be applied toward this gap in funding, to support Marklund’s residential programs and services. 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors who have kept Marklund in their hearts!