2nd Annual Run 4 Sharks & Ocean Protection October 5th, 9am Newport Dunes, CA

Mark the Shark would love to see you out there,  he's our LandShark !!

2nd Annual 5k & 1 Mile Run4Sharks & Ocean Protection

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SUPPORTING SHARK STEWARDS an ocean non-profit saving sharks and ocean health. Donations & Sponsorships are tax deductible.

When: Saturday October 5th, 2019 

9 - 11 AM

Who We Are

Maria, Shark Survivor & Race Director


  • On May 29, 2016, a great white shark bit Maria while swimming at Big Corona beach in Corona del Mar, CA. Rather than be bitter from this experience,  Maria has dedicated herself to learning as much as possible about sharks in the ocean with the help of the Shark Stewards team. As an athlete and athletic trainer and super mom- Maria is now inspiring others to save sharks and the oceans.  Join us!

Our Ocean


  • The oceans are at risk. Sharks are overfished and plastics pollute, killing marine life and destroying reefs. We must learn to co-exist with marine life. If we want to continue surfing, swimming, sailing and enjoying the bounty of the ocean we need to protect the ocean.  Shark Stewards is an advocate for healthy oceans through education and policy. It is our responsibility to keep the ocean clean, healthy, and preserve it for generations to come. That's why we run for sharks!

Run4Sharks 5k & 1 mile Fun Run


  • Join Shark Survivor Maria and friends in our annual 5k & 1 mile Fun Run and show your support for protecting sharks and the ocean health. Meet David McGuire, my favorite shark guy and other shark and ocean specialists and health educators.  Meet our other sponsors who share my passion for the deep blue. Run, walk, volunteer and have fun in the sun at Newport Beach and protect the ocean together.

Save the Oceans by Saving Sharks

Your support and contributions will enable us to help Shark Stewards do the important work of raising awareness for healthy oceans, save sharks from the shark fin trade, and teach the next generation. Your donations by Pay pal, cash or check are tax deductible. Thank you very much for your generous donation.

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