The 38th Annual St. Vincent's Ortega River Run was a wonderful success! Around 3,000 participants and spectators visited our campus on the chilly, but beautiful, morning of Saturday, February 27.
As a fundraiser for the Financial Aid program, we are so grateful to the SPONSORS
of the run, including title sponsor, St. Vincent's Healthcare, and gold sponsors, Centerstate Bank and Ortega Orthodontics.
The success of the run was possible because of a wonderful team of parent volunteers, headed up by the co-chairs, Miko Burgstiner, Christie Martin, and Courtney Snoap.
The event kicked-off with a fabulous Spaghetti Dinner in the Lori Schiavone Commons during race packet pick-up on Friday evening. Many families enjoyed a delicious supper together thanks to the committee co-chaired by Jametriss Boone and Jessica Ryals.
A record 285 St. Mark's students and faculty participated in both the races. Congratulations to our students who placed in the 1-Mile (age 12 and under).
2nd Place Boys - Cort M.
1st Place Girls - Mary Emma C.
3rd Place Girls - Kathleen S.
Special recognition goes to alumni, Christopher Commander '14, who was first to cross the 1-mile finish line with a time of 6:45.Congratulations to our students who placed in the 5-Mile (Age Under 11):
1st Place Boys - Robert A.
2nd Place Boys - Cruz H.
3rd Place Boys - Gavin G.
1st Place Girls - Anna W.Congratulations to our students who placed in the 5-Mile (Age 11-13):
1st Place Boys - Mateo Howard '14
2nd Place Girls - Kate A.
3rd Place Girls - Cate W.Congratulations to our students who finished the 5-Mile (Age 13 and Under):
Teddy W., Caden McCowan '15, Jack Adams '15, Stuart McAfee '15, Geoffrey R., Trip G., Aiden C., Jake B., Scott B., Kevin M., Ramsay W., Ben M., Charlotte B., Rivers C., Gertrude H., Meg F., Adrianna H., Maryann A., Mason B., Brantley Summerlin '15, Anne Harvey M., Amelia D., Maggie P., Brianna D.
There were also many other recent (and not so recent) alumni who "ran back to their roots" and participated in the run. This race has become a wonderful family tradition for so many in the St. Mark's community.
A full St. Mark's photo gallery of the event is available to view in OnCampus