Run, Walk, and Roll - Geneva supporting Marklund Charities
Marklund Charities

About Run, Walk, and Roll Geneva 2020

We can definitely agree that 2020 has brought along many challenges – including a lot of uncertainty for all of us.  BUT challenges also bring opportunity, and opportunity brings HOPE…for brighter days ahead!

At Marklund, we continued to keep that hope alive when preparing for the Eighth Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1Mile in Geneva. The health and safety of our participants, residents, volunteers and spectators remains our #1 priority!

After careful thought and consideration of the current circumstances – including guidance from the State and CDC, Marklund has decided to transition the Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1M into a VIRTUAL event this October.

VIRTUAL is not just sitting behind a screen- VIRTUAL is the opportunity to be active, while keeping ourselves and loved ones safe! We can create new memories while supporting the everyday lives of individuals with profound disabilities - wherever we are!

Don’t let 2020 knock you down – Marklund still needs you! So lace em’ up and stay tuned for all the fun Run, Walk and Roll- Geneva details headed your way.


Event Registration Fees: 

1 Mile: $40     5K: $50

Registration includes 2020 Run, Walk & Roll event hoodie, race bib, virtual 5K timing entry, finisher award and certificate... and much more!
Event hoodies guaranteed to all participants that register before 9/18. Quantity and sizes will vary after.

Online registration closes Monday, October 12th at 11:59 p.m.


Share, ask, support and EARN

Fundraise $100+ to enter our GRAND PRIZE raffles for the chance to win a FitBit Versa 2 or $100 Meijer Gift card!

Raise $250+ for entry into the grand prize raffle AND a guaranteed prize mailed to you after the event


Starts at:  October 18, 2020 8:30 AM
Ends at:  October 18, 2020 10:30 AM


Marklund Hyde Center
1S450 Wyatt Dr
Geneva,IL 60134 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 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 $13,200 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 generous sponsors