Attention runners, walkers and adaptive athletes: There is still time to register for Marklund’s 1st Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K and 1 Mile event held Sunday, Oct. 27 in Geneva! Marklund is a not-for-profit organization specializing in the care of children and adults with severe disabilities.
The race will kick off at 7:50 a.m. for the racing wheelchair division and 8 a.m. for all others. The USATF-certified course will start and finish at the Marklund Hyde Center and wind throughout the Mill Creek neighborhood adjacent to Marklund’s Geneva campus. Those in wheelchairs can propel themselves or request other participants push them along the course.
“We really wanted to host an event that welcomed individuals of ALL abilities. From people celebrating finishing the Chicago marathon…to children and adults in wheelchairs or who might need extra assistance,” stated Heather Graves, Chief Development Officer at Marklund. “This is a true community event, and everyone is welcome!”
Registration fees are $35 for the 5k registration (includes long-sleeve tech shirt) and $25 for the 1 mile (includes long-sleeve t-shirt). More information and registration can be found at www.marklund.org/5k.
Marklund is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that makes everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities. Those served by Marklund are able to enjoy a full and meaningful life supported by a compassionate nurturing environment, a strong partnership with the community and an unmatched dedication to personal growth. Marklund annually serves nearly 200 families throughout the greater Chicagoland area. The organization features three sites: the Marklund at Mill Creek campus in Geneva, Marklund Philip Center for Children and the Marklund Day School in Bloomingdale, as well as the Marklund Resale Store in Wood Dale.
Contact: Dawn Lassiter-Brueske, 630.593.5467-d, DLassiter@Marklund.org, 630.429.8461-c