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

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.  Click here to register.

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, 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.

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.

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Mare Island Fall Festival Schedule

8:00 a.m.
San Pablo Bay Wetlands Trail:

Self-guided tour walk tour, starting at the trailhead end of A Street, gravel road off of Azuar Drive between G Street and Kansas Street.
For more information, contact Myrna Hayes:  707-249-9633 or visit www.mareislandpreserve.org

8:30 a.m.
Mare Island Golf Tournament at the Mare Island Golf Club

Two-person Scramble; Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Special $50 fee includes Breakfast at 7 a.m., green fee, cart fee, range balls, continental breakfast, and prizes). Prizes given to first place team, long drive on the #5, and closest to the pin on #17. For more information, or to sign up, contact the Mare Island Golf Club at 707-562-4653 or email Mark Mendoza at mmendoza@mareislandgolfclub.com.

9 a.m.
Touro University California’s 7th Annual Mare Island 5K Run/Walkathon

Annual run welcomes all to participate in this fundraiser, starting at Touro University California, 1310 Club Drive. Proceeds benefit the Global Center for Success and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District. Entry fee ranges from $15-$80. For more information, or to register, visit onyourmarkevents.com.

10 a.m./11:30 a.m.
The Historic Naval Hospital at Mare Island – Now Home of Touro University California:

Learn the history of Mare Island through a slide show and tour presented by Tom Snyder, MD (Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy, Retired). Slide show and talk presented at 10 a.m. at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve Headquarters (Building A-167, 1595 Railroad Avenue).  The hospital tour will start at 11:30 a.m. under the porte cochere in front of H-1 (former Naval Hospital). For more information, contact Dr. Tom Snyder at 707-373-3989 or by email at t.l.snyder@comcast.net.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open House at the Global Center for Success

Open house includes a free Garden Tour of the Vallejo People’s Garden (starting every hour) and light refreshments. Global Center for Success, 1055 Azuar Drive, Mare Island. For more information, contact Elvie DeLeon  at 707-562-5673 or Vilma Aquino from the Vallejo People’s Garden at 707-733-3874.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Scenic Vista Trail Mare Island Preserve:

Visitor’s Center open and self-guided walk. 167 O’Hara Court at Railroad Avenue, Mare Island.
For more information, contact Myrna Hayes:  707-249-9633 or visit www.mareislandpreserve.org

11 a.m. to noon
Naval Cemetery Tour:

Join Myrna Hayes in a guided tour of the Navy’s oldest cemetery in the Pacific. Quarter-mile walk from the Trailhead. Meet at the Preserve Visitor’s Center, 167 O’Hara Court at Railroad Avenue. For more information, contact Myrna Hayes:  707-249-9633 or visit www.mareislandpreserve.org.

1-4 p.m.
Mare Island Museum

See the history of Mare Island at the Island’s only museum. Cost is $4 per person; 12 and under are free. Tours will not be available. Mare Island Museum, 1100 Railroad Avenue (Bldg 46, former Pipeshop). For more information, visit http://www.mareislandmuseum.org.

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Lost Boats of Mare Island Memorial Service

Flag-raising at Morton Field (corner of Walnut Avenue and G Street) and a dockside service of music and history to honor the crew and boats of the seven submarines built at Mare Island and lost at sea during WWII and now on “Eternal Patrol.”
Dockside service 2:15 p.m. at the LCS 102 WWII Gunboat at Berth 10 (adjacent to north side of 1080 Nimitz Avenue. For more information, contact Myrna Hayes:  707-249-9633 or visit www.mareislandpreserve.org.

Last Updated: 10/7/13