Blooms & Butterflies 5k Run

Saturday, June 15, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Benefactor: Elkton Community Education Center

It's that time of the year again! The annual Blooms & Butterflies at ECEC will be held this Saturday, June 15th.

Blooms and Butterflies is a one-day celebration of spring color in the garden and the return of the butterflies to beautiful Elkton, Oregon. The event features a 5K Butterfly Run, Kids’ Fun Run, tours of the butterfly pavilion and Fort Umpqua, live music, and kids’ activities.

Shop local with crafters, artisans, and vendors featuring home and garden, eco-friendly, handmade, and wellness items. Food, coffee, and baked goods are available on-site all day in ECEC’s student-run cafe. Native plants, butterfly-friendly perennials, and garden starts will be for sale.


Cafe hours are from 9 am - 5 pm 

Booths are open from 10 am - 4 pm

Elkton Community Education Center site hours are 9 am - 5 pm


  • 5K and Kids Free runs
  • Live music
  • Eco-workshops 
  • Family activities
  • Native plant nursery & veggie starts 

Enjoy pricing at $25 for ECEC's 25th year! From now until May 1st!
Price will raise to $30 05/01/24 at 12:00 pm. 

$25 — Adult Run 

  • Includes 17th Annual ECEC Run t-shirt, choose your size (S-XXL) at checkout. 

FREE — Kids Run

  • T-shirts are not available for free kids run. 

Full Schedule: 

9:00 AM

  • Race Day Registration Begins
  • Used Book Sale & Art Show
  • Cafe & Gift Shop Open
  • Fort Umpqua Displays and Tours
  • Butterfly Viewing and Tours 
10:00 AM — Free kids race, craft/vendor booths open
10:30 AM — 5k Fun Run/Walk 
11:00 AM — Free Yoga in the garden with Jen Champion, Vista Health & Wellness
11:30 AM  5k Fun Run awards 
12:30 PM — Acoustic Blend on patio
2:00 PM — Dècor'mm on patio
4:00 PM — Blooms & Butterflies ends 
5:00 PM — ECEC closes
Participants can choose to run anytime between 9 am and 11 am.

Proceeds from the event support ECEC’s educational programs, including our butterfly pavilion and youth employment program.

All Ages.
Tickets Non-Refundable. 
Price will raise to $30 05/31/24 at 12:00 am. 

Blooms & Butterflies 5k Run

Date / time Sat, June 15, 2024 Buy Tickets

Venue info Elkton Community Education Center 15850 OR-38 W
Elkton, OR, 97436
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Registration Fee | $25.00
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Kid's Registration | FREE
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Taxes are included in ticket price