FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 20, 2022
Contact David McGuire
Shark Survivor Hosts Run for Shark Protection and Health.
On November 10th shark survivor turned shark champion Maria Korcmaros and Shark Stewards will be hosting their 5th annual Run 4 Sharks and Ocean Health Fair at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach California.
Community and youth athletes will run or walk 5K or 1 mile around the Newport Dunes lagoon located in the beautiful Back Bay in Newport Beach. Included in the event will be education booths featuring the Cal State Long Beach Shark Shack, the Newport Back Bay Center and other health and ocean non profits providing education and exhibits.
“Six years ago I was bitten by a great white shark while swimming at Corona del Mar. Its been a long road but I am excited to run and be supported by the shark and ocean communities in our 5th event for Shark Stewards,” said Korcmaros, Director of the event and Southern California Chair for Shark Stewards. “This is a great opportunity to get out and in nature, and do something healthy, while supporting ocean health- especially for the kids!”
“This is an incredible event and opportunity supporting international protection for sharks and creating increased protection of ocean habitat,” adds McGuire. “Im looking forward to meeting the kids and our community and keep working to protect threatened sharks globally.”
Proceeds from the event will go to support Shark Stewards youth ocean education program and beach cleanups in Orange and LA Counties.
The run kicks off at 9:00 Am with registration at 800 am at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. A life guard simulation of a shark rescue will take place in the lagoon by City of Huntington Beach Marine Safety, and health providers will demonstrate how to apply a tourniquet. Other booths and free activities will be open to the public during the event.
Registration or donations accepted at https://sharkstewards.org/event/run-4-sharks-2022