2019 Run, Walk & Roll

Village Northwest Unlimited hosted the 14th annual Run, Walk & Roll event on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The event had record participation this year with an outstanding 600 registered participants, up from 487 in 2018. Of those, 374 participated in the 1 mile; 192 participated in the 5k run; and 34 participated in the 10k run. The 5k event included finishers of all ages – 7 year old Andrew Kreykes and 90 year old Elmer Beltman.


The Run, Walk & Roll is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together in support of individuals with disabilities. With the option to do either the 1 mile, 5k or 10k, it’s an event where people of all ages and abilities are able to participate. All funds raised from the Run, Walk & Roll are used to provide services and programming with Purpose, Privacy & Dignity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and traumatic brain injuries.


Results of the 5k are as follows:

            Women’s Overall Winner – Summer Ney, Granville, IA, 0:22:58.10

            Men’s Overall Winner – Jacob Lamb, Milford, IA, 0:20:04.45


Results of the 10k are as follows:

            Women’s Overall Winner – Emma Van Meeteren, Sheldon, IA, 0:43:07.49

            Men’s Overall Winner – Ryan Francis, Sheldon, IA, 0:40:05.64




KEY Event Sponsors include:

Key Sponsors: DK Plastics; J&J Building Contractors; Sanford Health; Sanford Sheldon; The N’West Iowa Review; Premier Communications.


PREMIER Sponsors: American Investment & Trust; De Koter, Thole, Dawson & Rockman PLC; Demco Manufacturing; Den Hartog Industries; HyVee Sheldon; Keith M. Merrick Company Inc.; North Star Community Credit Union; Northwest Décor & Furniture; ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab; Super D Ag, LLC.


ELITE Sponsors: Iowa State Bank; Ron Drenkow Motors, Inc.; Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith, P.C.


Village Northwest Unlimited is nationally recognized as one of the premier providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and autism spectrum disorder. VNU builds successful lives for 180 individuals by providing opportunities and choices in residential, vocational and social programs while fulfilling its mission of providing Purpose, Privacy and Dignity.