Butterfly 5K Run/Walk

18Jun2022Join the migration of human butterflies happening on June 19th 2021!

Put your best butterfly costume on for a scenic 5K Run / Walk along the Umpqua River in Elkton. Let’s be honest–it’s been a hard year and we’re all ready for some outdoor fun!  

We’re keeping it safe and simple this year. Registration is just $5, and you can start anytime between 9:30-11:30. Run or walk at your own pace, then come back to get lunch, enjoy the ​Blooms & Butterflies Festival and enter the costume contest. We won’t be timing you, but we’ll have a clock at the start/finish line so if you’re running with friends you can compete for bragging rights! Your run registration enters you in a raffle drawing for a gift basket. A free ¼ mile kids’ loop is available on-site for kids 10 and under. 

Enjoy live music, home & garden craft vendors, food, and tours of Fort Umpqua throughout the day. 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 here, you can also register on the day of the race in the ECEC Gift Shop. Your $5 registration includes a free commemorative sticker and other goodies courtesy of Natural Grocers. All registered runners can enter to win the gift basket drawing (est. $50 value!) The drawing will take place after the costume contest (must be present to win)

  1. Register online or in the ECEC gift shop and your order number will be automatically entered in the raffle basket drawing.
  2. Drawing will take place after the costume contest (must be present to win)

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