For Immediate Release

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

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771
andrea.garcia@tu.edu


Touro's Annual Mare Island 5k Run Leads a Day of Events

(Vallejo, CA – September 24, 2013)  – Reinforcing its commitment to the well-being of the community, Touro University California is once again presenting its yearly fundraiser, the Mare Island 5K Run/Walk, which benefits two local nonprofits and reinforces its commitment to the community.

Now in its seventh year, community members and beyond are invited to run or walk through historical Mare Island beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Proceeds for this fundraiser benefit the Global Center for Success and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD).

This annual fundraiser, led by TUC’s Student Chapter of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine at Touro University California, has raised more than $9,000 in the past few years that has been donated to local charities. It is the goal of the students to raise at least $10,000 and enroll 500 runners/walkers this year to help fund valuable activities for the families and children involved with these two organizations. In addition to raising funds, the students want to promote health and fitness in the Vallejo community, which is a shared goal of GVRD, Global Center for Success, and Touro University California.

Greater Vallejo Recreation District is committed to building community and enhancing quality of life through people, parks, and programs. Global Center for Success is a non-profit organization that assists homeless, impoverished, and underserved individuals within the Vallejo community.

Adding to the excitement of the Annual 5K Run/Walk will be a host of other activities on Mare Island, run separately by various organizations.  Known as the Mare Island Fall Festival these activities include a Mare Island Golf Tournament; the Historic Naval Hospital at Mare Island talk and tour by Dr. Tom Snyder (Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy, Retired); Open House at the Global Center for Success; Navy Cemetery Tour; Lost Boats of Mare Island Memorial Services; and opportunities to visit the Mare Island Museum. To see a complete and detailed list, please visit tu.edu.

Registration fees are $30 for adults ($35 after Oct. 6); $15 for students (Student ID required - $20 day of race); and $70 for a family of three ($10 for each additional member - $80 day of race). Children under seven are free. Participants will receive a free T-shirt with registration.

Participants will run around the island with start and finish in the lower main Touro University California parking lot, 1310 Club Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo. Signs will direct participants to the location.

For more information, contact alicia.zhou@tu.edu or visit tu.edu or onyourmarkevents.com.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news