cm_surfmadonnarun2The Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, tirelessly dedicated to protecting the ocean and coastline, held their 4th Annual Beach Run-Walk along Moonlight in October. Over 4,000 runners participated in either the 5K, 10K, or 15K races, raising a total of $250,000 to benefit a variety of local ocean-focused programs and projects. Singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin and the La Costa Canyon High School band entertained approximately 3,000 event attendees. Participants received a race shirt, medal, and refreshments at the finish line.

“I’d have to say my most favorite aspect of this race is watching everyone come together to work as a team,” said Race Director Robert Nichols. “From small elementary students to older disabled vets, we all come together and turn Moonlight Beach into one of the most beautiful race venues in the country that hosts thousands of participants. It’s truly incredible.” To register for next year’s race or learn more visit or email