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  • Touro University California Kicks Off Fall Season with 11th Annual Mare Island Charitable Zombie Run & Walk

For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101

Touro University California kicks off fall season with 11th annual Mare Island charitable zombie run & walk

Event to benefit Global Center for Success, Greater Vallejo Recreation District & MIT Academy

Tweet It: It’s time for the annual @TouroCalifornia #zombie run/walk on Oct 1! Register @ tu.edu/mareisland5k to support local charitable causes! #wearetouro


For more than a decade, Touro University California has hosted its annual zombie run and walk to raise money for deserving community causes. Staff, students and faculty encourage the community to come dressed in their best undead makeup and attire for a morning of fitness, fun and giving back.

Registration fees from the event will benefit the Global Center for Success, the Greater Vallejo Recreation District and the MIT Academy.

The Global Center for Success assists the homeless, near homeless and under-served individuals in the greater Vallejo area by providing them with the tools to become well-developed healthy, productive members of society, founded in 2001. The Greater Vallejo Recreation District helps to further provide recreational activities and leisure services to the citizens of Vallejo, its services include organizing and managing sports programs for both youth and adults, before and after-school programming, classes and a variety of special interest events. New to the 2017 event is the Mare Island Technology (MIT) Academy which continues to provide tuition-free charter school education to students grades 6-12. Established in 1999 as the first charter school in Vallejo, MIT Academy is dedicated to success for all students.

Immediately following the run/walk participants and guests are encouraged to join the Touro University California team at the Farragut Inn for a health festival and award ceremony. Volunteers from the student-run free clinic will be on-hand to offer blood pressure checks, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) demonstrations and more.


Sunday, October 1

8 a.m. – Packet Pick-up

9 a.m. – Race beings

**If interested in sending a camera, please contact Mandi McCary for property clearance at

702-277-7107 or mandi@mmgnv.com **


Touro University California – Farragut Inn

1310 Club Dr.

Vallejo, CA 94592

**Follow signs on-campus for direction


Race registration fees prior to race day for adults ages 18 and up are $35, TUC students $30, ages 7-17 $20 and children under 6 are free. All registration fees increase by $5 the day of race, children under 6 remain free for entry. Additional information is available online at www.tu.edu, on Facebook, Instagram @tourocalifornia, Twitter @TouroCalifornia or join the conversation using #TUCZombie.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.