Online registrations are closed. Day of registration will be available from 8 am - 9am day of the event.

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 


Participants can choose to run anytime between 9 am and 11 am.

$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: 

8:00 am- Outpost Cafe opens for drinks; full service at 9. Run registration opens

9:00 am- Butterfly Flight Room & Fort Umpqua Tours begin

9:30 am- Post-Run Cool Down Yoga opens (drop in)

9:00 am- Butterfly 5K Run/Walk

10:00 am- Vendor booths open

10:45 am- Family Singalong on the Greenhouse Patio

11:15 am- Award Ceremony & Costume Contest

11:45 am- Live Music with KT and the Love Notes

1:15 am- Butterfly talk with ECEC’s Butterfly Steward

1:30 pm- Live Music with Decor’mm

Enjoy the Native Plant Nursery, Gift Shop and“Rivers” Art Show while you’re on site!

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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Online registrations are closed. Day of registration will be available from 8 am - 9am day of the event.