1-Mile Fun Run – 8:00 AM

5-Mile Run / Walk – 8:30 AM

Saturday, February 23

Both races start and finish at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School

4114 Oxford Avenue – Just off Ortega Boulevard

For the past 41 years, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School 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. 

Race Features

  • Run the historic 41-year course over bridges and along tree-lined streets!
  • Medals given to all registered 1-mile finishers and a collector medal to the first 2,000 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.
  • Large and lively family street fair at start/finish with food, activities, giveaways, and special guests.
  • Strollers welcome (must start at back of race).

 Both races start from the same location in front of the school on Ortega Boulevard. The 5-mile race will have 2,000+ runners and walkers participating. Please line up according to your ability. No children on the front line in the 5-mile race. 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.

List of 3 items.

  • Spaghetti Dinner

    A Spaghetti Dinner is available for dine-in or take-out during the packet pickup at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School on Friday, February 22, from 5:00 -7:30 PM. Cost is $8 per dinner and can be added to your race payment or you can pay at the door. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
  • Pre-Race Pick Up

    Race packets will be available for pick-up at the location designated on your registration form on Thursday (only), February 21 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

    1st Place Sports locations:
    3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville
    2018 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville
    9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville
    2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park

    All unclaimed packets at 1st Place Sports locations will be moved to St. Mark's Episcopal Day School (the race site) for pick-up on either Friday, February 22 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM or on race morning from 6:30 AM until race start.

    Registrants who wait until race morning to pick-up will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. All St. Mark's Episcopal Day School students and employees who register by Friday, February 15 will receive shirts and race numbers at school by Thursday, February 21.

    Join us at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School from 5:00 - 7:30 PM on Friday, February 22, for spaghetti and race packet pick-up!
  • Awards

    Medals will be awarded to all registered One Mile AND Five Mile finishers as they cross the finish line. An awards ceremony will be held at approximately 10:00 AM.  Awards will go to the top three men and women overall, top masters male and female, and to the top three finishers in the following male and female age groups:
    • 10 & under
    • 11-13
    • 14-19
    • 20-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70-74
    • 75 & over

Directions to the Race Site

St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School 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.