Surfing Madonna Beach Run

Let’s set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD this year!

With your help, we’ll create the “Largest Beach Run” in the world

Sun, November 5th


The SURFING MADONNA BEACH RUN is located in the heart of ENCINITAS, on the beautiful sand of WORLD FAMOUS MOONLIGHT BEACH.

This is a low tide run on the hard-packed sand!




Take the Challenge and complete the following races:



Our Cause

The Surfing Madonna Beach Run is about more than just fun, fitness and community, it’s an opportunity for you to help keep our oceans clean, our coastline protected, and to provide opportunities for disabled kids and adults to experience the healing power of the ocean. 100% of the proceeds from this run go directly to the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our ocean from the harmful effects of pollution, and to cultivating new ocean advocates. Run (or walk) knowing that your participation is making a positive impact on the world!

For a complete list of programs, please visit

special needs kids

Surf Camp for Special Needs Children

Every year, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project hosts an incredible complimentary Surf Camp for Special Needs Kids at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas from May to September. Over 300 children receive 2 hours of one-on-one surf instruction! To date, we’ve surfed with over 1,000 special needs kiddos from Encinitas, San Diego and beyond.

Proceeds from the Surfing Madonna Beach Run fund this program! So, thank you to all of the participants for supporting this program!

For more information regarding volunteering or participation, please visit

marine mammal rescue cage

Marine Mammal Rescue & Release

In 2015, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project donated the only marine mammal rescue cage in North County San Diego to the City of Encinitas! Every year, Encinitas Lifeguards rescue sick and/or injured sea lions, take them to a rehabilitation facility and release them back into the ocean. To date, over 300 rescues and releases have taken place.

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trash bins

Coastline Protection & Clean Up Program

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project hosts beach clean ups, funds an annual complimentary Ocean Conservation Summer Camp for kids, and financially supports the banning of plastic in our communities.

For more information on volunteering and participation, please email or visit

Floating Beach Wheelchairs

Ocean Program for Disabled Veterans & Adults

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project and volunteers take disabled veterans and special needs adults on an epic ocean adventure! Swimming, snorkeling and surfing at Moonlight Beach! Surfing Madonna donated floating beach wheelchairs (as shown in photo) and mobility mats (plastic walkways) down to the waters edge. Volunteers and Surfing Madonna team members tow the wheelchairs passed the break for a beautiful, calm snorkeling and swimming experience 200 yards off shore. Then, once back on shore for a little lunch break, everyone takes turns riding waves with Surfing Madonna President, Bob Nichols. This program is year round!

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