Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome
The 8th annual Butterfly 5k will be held on Sunday, August, 24, 2014. All proceeds from the race will support The Julia Cekala Charitable Foundation. The ongoing mission of the foundation is the maintenance and expansion of "Julia's Garden and Playground" located at the WWI Memorial Park.
Location: The 5k start is at the gate of the World War I Memorial Park at 401 Elmwood St., North Attleboro. The kids' race starts by the Julia's Playground at the top of the WWI Park. Parking is provided in the back of the WWI park by Petty Field and at the North Attleboro Middle School. Busing will be provided from 7:30 am to 1 pm.
5k Course: Some races brag that their course is flat…ours is downhill! Get a personal record on this net downhill, USATF Certified, 5k (3.1 miles) course. The 5k start is at 10:00 am. The first mile drops over 100 feet, the second mile is level, the last mile is rolling.
Kids Fun Run: The kid's fun run starts at 11:30 am right next to Julia's Playground inside the WWI Park. All participants will receive medals. Ribbons will be awarded to the top 3 runners in each age category. Kid's race fun run registration is only available online and is limited to 250 participants. Please click here for more information and to register your child.
Registration: Online Registration is available until 9:00 pm Friday, August 22nd. Registration fees are $25 per runner/walker on or before Aug 15th, $30 after Aug 15th. Race day registration starts at 8:00 AM at the entrance arch to Julia's Garden. Walk in race day registration will end promptly at 9:30 am.
Saturday Registration/Number Pickup: Walk in Registration and number pickup will be available at Julia's Garden on the grassy picnic area near the Playground from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday August 17th.
Awards: Butterfly 5k – $100 check and trophies awarded for for 1st overall male and female; $50 check and trophy awarded for each for 2nd overall male and female; $25 check and trophy awarded for each for 3rd overall male and female. Age group trophies for top 3 male and female: 0-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Team Awards: A prize for the top three runners of competing team will be awarded in the following categories: High School Team, Open Team. You must name your team on the application. NOTE: To avoid confusion please be sure all team members use the same team name, misspellings or abbreviations may cause problems..
T-Shirts: T-shirts to the first 500 applicants! All runners registered by August 7th will be guaranteed their size. Additional shirts may be purchased for $10.
Post Race: Join us after the Butterfly 5K at Julia's Garden for more festivities. Enjoy the Kid's Race at the playground. rock out to entertainment provided by Luke Renchan Entertainment. cheer for the trophy award winners and raffle winner announcements and watch the children participate in our live butterfly release. Also, Willow Tree Farm will be supplying food and drink for all runners and volunteers.
Raffle: Tickets will be available for purchase on race day.
Volunteer: Volunteers are an essential part of our road race. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Alex Cekala at firstname.lastname@example.org.