ECEC Butterfly 5K Run/Walk

18Jan2018Save the date for the next migration of human butterflies on June 23rd, 2018!

Join us for a scenic 5K run or walk 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. Check back soon for race registration specials and more details. Stay around after the race 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.

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 with friends and family after.

Click here for a copy of the route map


2018 registration details to be announced. Check back soon or 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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