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, Co-Chair
Jennifer Bechan, Co-Chair
Jessica Ryals
Amanda Tremble
Melissa Vogt
Kayla Wilder

Race Information

Race Route and Features

Course map Ortega with water station
  • Run the historic 44-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.
  • Strollers welcome (must start at back of race).

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.

COVID Statement: Due to COVID, race details will depend on the recommendation from the CDC, state, and city health officials.

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