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