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Southern Oregon Small Race Previews: ECEC Butterfly Run (Elkton) & Rooster Crow Fun Run (Rogue River)

Part of the annual Blooms and Butterflies event in Elkton, Oregon, is the 5K Butterfly Run!  The course starts at ECEC’s Native Plant Park, follows River Road through town with scenic views of the Umpqua River, crosses Elk Creek, and ends back at ECEC.  In addition to Top Finishers awards, the most creatively clad butterfly runner will be crowned! There is a Free Kid’s Race for youth 10 and under before the race begins. Don’t forget to check out the butterflies at the Butterfly Pavillion!

If you register before  May 31, you get a free t-shirt!  Register Here!

What: ECEC Butterfly Run

When: Saturday June 23

Where: Elkton Community Education Center

15850 Oregon 38, Elkton, OR 97436

Details: $20

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!

Since 1953, the City of Rogue River has held the national Rooster Crow contest. The contest has grown into a full weekend community event which even includes a car show.. No ROOSTER? No problem. You can participate on your own in the Human Crow Contest! BUT FIRST – to start off the weekend festivities, there is a Rooster Crow Fun Run/Walk around town!

Entries are accepted the day of the event.

What: Rooster Crow Fun Run

When: Saturday June 30

Where: Downtown Rogue River, Oregon

Details:  Free!

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