Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome

The 12th annual Butterfly 5k will be held on Sunday, August, 12, 2018.  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.

5k Course:  Some races brag that their course is flat…ours is downhill!  Get a personal record on this net downhill, 5k (3.1 miles) course.  The 5k start is at 9:00 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 10:30 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 200 participants.  There is a $5 fee for the kids fun run.  Please click here for more information and to register your child.

Registration: Online Registration is available until noon on Friday, August 10th.  The registration fees is $30 until Saturday August 11th.  $35 on race day.  Race day registration starts at 7:30 AM at the entrance arch to Julia's Garden.  Walk in race day registration will end promptly at 8:30 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 4:00pm on Saturday August 11th.

Butterfly 5k Awards:  $200 check and trophies awarded for for 1st overall male and female; $100 check and trophy awarded for each for 2nd overall male and female; $50 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, 60-69, 70+


Team Awards:  A trophy for the top three runners of competing teams  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 400 applicants!  All runners registered by August 1st will be guaranteed their size.  Additional shirts may be purchased for $15.

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.

Raffle: Tickets will be available for purchase on race day.

Volunteer:  Volunteers are an essential part of our road race.  If you have questions about volunteering please contact Lynda Cekala -


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