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

About Run, Walk, and Roll Geneva 2020

Marklund invites you to join us for our 8th Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1Mile event on Sunday, October 18th at the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva! NOW is our time to come together to make everyday life possible for individual with profound disabilities. Register today to start your journey and make your mark- by helping others.


Don’t live local? …Or feel more comfortable at home? Not a problem! Introducing our new VIRTUAL 5K/1Mile Registration Option!    

What is a virtual 5K/1Mile? What can we expect due to COVID-19? Check out all you need to know by visiting our EVENT FAQ'S page. 


Event Registration Fees: 

1 Mile: $40     5K: $50

Use limited time code RWR2020 at checkout for $5.00 off! Not applicable to “hoodie only” purchase

Registration includes 2020 Run, Walk & Roll event hoodie, race bib (5K chipped timing or virtual timing link), finisher award, entry into our after party, and much more!

Event hoodies guaranteed to all participants that register before 9/18

Hoodie Only: $30

Can’t join us?  Or want to buy a hoodie for a friend?  Visit the "Get Involved" tab to find the “hoodie only” purchase form! Design coming soon


Share, ask, support and EARN

Fundraise $100+ to enter our GRAND PRIZE raffle for the chance to win a FitBit Versa 2!

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