Butterfly 5K Run/Walk

19Jun2021Save the date for the next migration of human butterflies in June 2021!

Join us for a scenic 5K run or walk along the Umpqua River in Elkton. There is a FREE KIDS’ RACE for youth 10 and under before the race begins.

Stay around after the race for ​Blooms & Butterflies!  Enjoy live music, home & garden craft vendors, food and tours of Fort Umpqua throughout the day.  Check out the fabulous art show in the library and the sustainability workshops on site. Visit our Painted Ladies in the Butterfly Pavilion and help us kick off the season at ECEC!


The course starts at ECEC’s Native Plant Park, follows River Road through town, crosses Elk Creek, and ends back at ECEC. Run or walk along the banks of the Umpqua River while on your route, and show off your best butterfly attire to win a prize! Celebrate the return of the butterflies to our Butterfly Pavilion with friends and family while you’re here.

Click here to check out the Route Map


Online registration (coming soon) closes June 22nd; after that you can register in the ECEC office and on the day of the race on-site (t-shirt not guaranteed for late registrations). Contact ECEC at [email protected] or 541-584-2692 for more details.

8:15 AM        Check-in, Registration & Packet Pick-up
9:15 AM        Free Kids’ Fun Run
9:30 AM       RACE START
11 AM            Awards Ceremony, Blooms & Butterflies Festivities Begin!

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