1-MILE FUN RUN – 8:00 AM
5-MILE RUN / WALK – 8:30 AM

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Both races start and finish at
Episcopal School of Jacksonville, St. Mark's Campus
4114 Oxford Avenue – just off Ortega Boulevard

For the past 44 years, the St. Mark’s Campus has been home to the Ortega River Run. Hosted by First Place Sports as a Grand Prix sanctioned event, this is a great event for the whole family! Proceeds benefit the financial aid and scholarship program at the school.

Registration Rates


$30.00 (Nov. 1 – Nov. 30)
$35.00 (Dec. 1 – Dec. 31)
$40.00 (Jan. 1 – Jan. 31)
$45.00 (Feb. 1 – Feb. 24)
$50.00 (Feb. 25 Race Day)


$25.00 (Nov. 1 – Dec. 31)
$30.00 (January 1 - Race Day - February 25)

2023 Race Committee

Rebekah Hagan, Chair
Jennifer Bechan, Co-Chair
Jessica Ryals
Amanda Trimble
Melissa Vogt
Kayla Wilder

Race Information

Race Route and Features

Course map Ortega with water station
  • Run the historic 45-year course over bridges and along tree-lined streets!
  • Medals given to first 500 1-mile finishers and a collector medal to the first 1,200 5-mile finishers.
  • Shirts for all one-mile and five-mile runners. You must pick up at designated locations prior to race day to guarantee shirt availability.
  • Family-friendly street fair at start/finish with giveaways and special guests.

Start: Both races start from the same location in front of the school on Ortega Boulevard. Dogs are not permitted; strollers must be at the end of the race.

Finish: Both races finish in front of the school. The 5-mile race will be using My Laps Bib/Tag Champion Chip timing. Chips will be affixed to your race bib. You must cross timing mats at the start and finish for a net time.

Directions to the Race Site

Episcopal School of Jacksonville, St. Mark’s Campus is located at 4114 Oxford Avenue, at the intersection of Ortega Boulevard.
  • From the South: Take Highway 17 (Roosevelt Blvd.) north from I-295 five miles to Ortega Blvd., which is located one block north of Timuquana Rd., on the right. The school is about three miles on your left.
  • From the North: Take Highway 17 (Roosevelt Blvd.) south from I-10 six miles. Turn left on Columbus Circle, turn right onto Baltic Street. Continue around Cortez Park – taking the third right onto Oxford Avenue.


  • Ascension St. Vincent's Ortega River Run Facebook Page
    Photo galleries, videos, and more!
  • 2022 Photo Gallery

Past Race Results