Run, Walk & Roll 5k
Get ready to Run, Walk & Roll for Marklund!
The 5th Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1-mile event Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Marklund Hyde Center campus in Geneva. Join more than 600 adults and children who take part in the 5th anniversary of this event to raise funds for the care and support of clients at Marklund.
Special thanks to this year's Presenting Sponsor: Plante Moran!
The last day to Pre-Register online is Wednesday, Oct. 18.
If you prefer, you may register in person at Packet Pick-Up and on the race day at Marklund (cash and checks preferred).
Dick Pond Athletics (303 N. Second Street, Saint Charles)
Friday, October 20th : 2-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 21st: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marklund Hyde Center (1S450 Wyatt Dr. Geneva, Pre-Registered Tent)
RACE DAY Sunday, October 22nd: 6:45-7:45 a.m.
Individuals may pick up packets for friends and family too!
A note about pets:
Please understand that only service animals are allowed on the course and at our “Party in the Park”. However, pets are more than welcome to cheer participants on along the route!
The Run, Walk & Roll has raised more than $190,000 for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Run, Walk & Roll welcomes runners, walkers and those in wheelchairs and other adaptive devices to participate in either the 1-mile walk or the 5K run/walk, both of which start at the Marklund Hyde Center, 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva, and wind through the adjacent South Mill Creek neighborhood. Many of our neighbors cheer on the participants from their homes, drive-ways and street corners, sending out a lot of positive energy.
At the end of the race, everyone joined in the Party in the Park and enjoyed a great variety of hot and cold foods and beverages..
Volunteers helped make this event a success. Thanks to the adults, teens and children who got up early and gave their time and efforts to the event.
Net proceeds raised from entry fees and runners' individual fundraising efforts all help make everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities through the care and services provided at Marklund.
Press Photography Network Inc. took photos of participants, the race and all of the festivities of the day. Link to photos to come soon.
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