ECEC Butterfly 5K Run/Walk

17Jun2017Join a migration of human butterflies as you run or walk a scenic 5K along the Umpqua River in Elkton. There will be a FREE KIDS’ RACE for youth 10 and under on a supervised 1/4 mile loop through the ECEC park before the 5K.

Come for the race–stay for the ​Blooms & Butterflies Celebration! Enjoy live music, craft vendors, food, and a large used book sale at our all-day event. View the Monarchs and Painted Ladies in our Butterfly Pavilion and take a tour of Fort Umpqua. See you at the Butterfly Run!

Congratulations to our 2017 Butterfly Run top finishers!

41+ Age Group Top Finishers- Jeff Lehrbach, Elena Russell

<40 Age Group Top Finishers- Matthew Clark, Georgina Kennedy

Click here for full 2017 Run Results!


The course starts at ECEC’s Native Plant Park, follows River Road through town, crosses Elk Creek and returns to ECEC. Run or walk along the banks of the Umpqua river and celebrate the return of the butterflies to our Butterfly Pavilion.

Click here for a copy of the route map


Early bird registration (before June 6th) is just $20 and includes a T-shirt. After June 6, the registration fee is $25 and there is no guarantee of a T-shirt. Contact ECEC at or 541-584-2692 for more details.

8:15 a.m. Check-in, registration & packet pick up
9:15 a.m. Free Kids’ Fun Run
9:30 a.m. RACE START
11:00 a.m. Awards, prize drawings, BBQ lunch & music by Steel Wool

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