A big thanks to all who came out to the 4th Annual Run, Walk & Roll for Marklund 5K/1-mile event Sunday, Oct. 23, at Marklund in Geneva.
It was a beautiful day for around 600 runners, walkers and rollers to participate in our races.
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The Run, Walk & Roll has raised more than $129,000 for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Now in its 4th year, 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, and visits by Mane In Heaven Miniature Therapy Horses.
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.
A special thank you to Fitch Healthcare who served as the event's Presenting Sponsor.
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