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Join us for the 2017 Nut Run 5k on April 22

Continental School District Educational Foundation selected as beneficiary of Green Valley Pecan Company’s 5th annual Nut Run 5k

Green Valley Pecan Company Nut Run 5k/WalkSAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company has named the Continental School District Educational Foundation as the beneficiary of this year’s Nut Run 5K Run/Walk. As part of this partnership, volunteers with the Foundation will participate in this annual community event. The Nut Run will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 and starts at 8 a.m. at Green Valley Pecan Company. Previous recipients of the Nut Run include Sahuarita 4H, Green Valley Senior Games, Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation. Last year’s beneficiary was Sahuarita Unified School District.

As this year’s event beneficiary, Continental School District Educational Foundation will be the recipient of a portion of the funds raised through race registrations. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the educational excellence of children. Julie Ciruli, vice-president of the board of directors of the Continental School District Educational Foundation, said, “Since our beginning, the Walden family and FICO have not only been great supporters of our Foundation but Continental School as well. We wouldn’t be where we are today without their support.”

The Nut Run 5K Run/Walk is the first of three races in the “Orchard Series,” which takes runners through Green Valley Pecan Company’s pecan orchards. Those registered by April 16 will receive a free race t-shirt, a 10 percent discount at the Green Valley Pecan Store, and the top three finishers in each age division will receive awards. Registration, bib pickup, and transition area opens at 7 am. All ages are welcome; no dogs allowed on the course. Registration is available online through Tagg Running Events.

“FICO is committed to supporting quality education in our community,” said Deborah Walden-Ralls, Owner/VP of
Risk Management. “For 2017 we’ve selected to team up with Continental School District Educational Foundation, raising
funds for their organization while also providing the opportunity for students, parents, and volunteers to participate in a local
event that promotes health and fitness.”

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Who: Runners, Nature enthusiasts and Pecan lovers

What: Nut Run 5k / Walk

When: April 22, 2014 at 8am

Where: Green Valley Pecan Company – 1525 E Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629

Full Press Release 4/4/2017