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.

But hey! 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, and celebrate Marklund together – wherever we are!  After the recent success of our Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1M event in Bloomingdale, we are more than prepared to bring the most exciting and interactive experience to everyone participating in our October event as well.

“Our family has been participating in the Run, Walk & Roll for three years. For this year’s Virtual event we enjoyed getting up on the official day and going to our local forest preserve to do our walking.  It was a great way to thank our donors for their support while we enjoyed the beautiful outdoors.”  – Kelly B (MDS Parent and RW&R-B Participant)


Hoodies are SOLD OUT!
Register with code NOW2020
for $6.00 off your registration.


Registration Includes 2020 Key Chain, Bib,
Virtual 5K Timing Entry, Customizable Finisher Certificate
and other Goodies Provided by our Sponsors!

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

Complete 1 mile or a 5K (3.1 miles) distance from in your own neighborhood
(…or treadmill!) anytime from Thursday, October 15 – Sunday, October 18.

Now offering our participants the option of a FREE, hour-long treadmill reservation with our sponsors at
Fox Valley Fitness! Includes a complimentary snack and additional 3-day gym pass!




Tune in on Sunday, October 18th to see how our participants, sponsors, and Marklund residents
celebrate their 
Eighth Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1M Geneva!

How to stay connected… 

  • Upload pictures and videos to your One Cause registration page.
    All that do so will be featured in the participant Photo Gallery!
  • Follow the Run, Walk & Roll Facebook Event Page and Marklund Instagram.  We will be bringing you race updates, videos, photos and much more! Comment, post and share your personal journey by using #RunWalkandRoll and tagging @MarklundCharities.
  • Not on Facebook or Instagram? Visit our Marklund YouTube page to view all of our
    RW&R videos on Sunday, October 18th.
  • Keep an eye out for more Marklund emails and texts to get the full Run, Walk & Roll scoop!


Fundraise $100+
to enter our GRAND PRIZE raffles of a FitBit Versa 2 
and $100 Meijer gift card!!

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


QUESTIONS? Contact Race Director, Natalie Sarby, at or (630) 593-5461





Run, Walk & Roll History

Marklund’s Run, Walk & Roll was established in 2013 as a fun and community friendly way to raise awareness and support for Marklund’s programs and services.  From the initial Run, Walk & Roll logo designed by Geneva High School students, to the enormous support from our local businesses, neighbors and friends, this event continues to surpass all expectations.


Since its inception, the Run, Walk & Roll Series has raised over $540,000 in net proceeds to support the children and adults with developmental disabilities being cared for at Marklund.
Looking Back at Run, Walk & Roll-Geneva

2017 Run, Walk & Roll-Geneva

2018 Run, Walk & Roll-Geneva

2019 Run, Walk & Roll-Geneva

photos courtesy of Marklund
and Press Photography, Inc.