Ascension St. Vincent’s 2022 Ortega River Run Draws Big Crowd To St. Mark’s Campus

The 44th Ortega River Run held on Saturday, February 26, was a day of excitement and fun for all. Approximately 1,500 registered runners and numerous friends and sponsors enjoyed a beautiful morning strolling through the family-friendly street fair and cheering the runners on to victory. Event proceeds benefit the financial aid program at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, St. Mark’s Campus.

“We are grateful to our sponsors, especially the 2022 Title Sponsor Ascension St. Vincent’s, for their support and for helping to make  this run a huge success,” said Susan Kwartler, Director of Development, St. Mark’s Campus. “The event also would not have been possible without the 2022 Ortega River Run Committee: Amanda Trimble (Chair), Rebekah Hagan (Co-Chair), Jennifer Bechan, Lacey Mauritz , Jessica Ryals, and Melissa Vogt.”

Congratulations to the following St. Mark’s Campus students for placing in this year’s run:

Emily Kidd – 1 Mile 1st Place Overall Girls

Ava McCullough – 1 Mile 2nd Place Overall Girls

Noah Crapps – 1 Mile 3rd Place Overall Boys

Eve Sauvageau – 5 Mile 1st Place 10 and Under Girls

Lula Kate Richards – 5 Mile 3rd Place 10 and Under Girls

Dylan Patterson – 5 Mile 3rd Place 10 and Under Boys

Mark your calendars for the 45th Ortega River Run scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023. If you are interested in volunteering  or sponsoring next year’s run, please contact Susan Kwartler at [email protected]. Go Eagles!