ORCHARD SERIES CONTINUES ON JULY 28 WITH 8TH ANNUAL BREEZE IN THE TREES 5K
Men’s Active 20-30 Club of Tucson Named Event Beneficiary
SAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company is hosting the 8th Annual Breeze in the Trees 5K on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Green Valley Pecan Farm, starting near the Pecan Store on the east side of the building. Registration and bib pickup on the day of the race opens at 5:30 a.m. Cost is $35 after July 1. All ages are welcome; no dogs allowed on the course. Registration is available online through Tagg Running Events.
The Breeze in the Trees 5K is the second of three races in the Orchard Series, counting down to the 10th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival and the Pecan Classic on Nov. 10. These races offer participants a unique inside look at the farm by running under the trees on dirt roads and trails. The Orchard Series kicked off with the Nut Run on April 28.
This year, the Breeze in the Trees event is benefiting Men’s Active 20-30 Club of Tucson, a service organization of men and women in their 20s and 30s who have a passion for improving the lives of children in the Tucson area. The Active 20-30 Club of Tucson has a distinguished and honored history as one of Arizona’s most prestigious and active fundraising men’s clubs. Since the club’s inception, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised and thousands of hours have been dedicated to local children’s charities, including Beads of Courage, Tucson Alliance for Autism, and Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Children.
All runners and guests can enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast served by the Green Valley Firefighter’s Association and the Pecan Store is offering a 10 percent discount that weekend for race participants. For more information regarding this event, please visit www.taggrun.com. For information regarding FICO/Green Valley Pecan Company, please contact Paula Beemer at (520) 248-1219 or by email.
“The Breeze in the Trees 5K is the perfect mid-summer race, offering participants the unique experience of racing under the pecan trees on the Green Valley Pecan farm,” said Paula Beemer, Sahuarita Pecan Festival Coordinator. “We’re welcoming back the Men’s Active 20-30 Club of Tucson as the event beneficiary. They are dedicated to serving our community’s children and we’re honored to partner up with them for the 8th Annual Breeze in the Trees 5K.”
The Sahuarita Pecan Festival was first held in 2009 and averages approximately 25,000 attendees each year. Over the past nine years, the Festival has raised nearly $100,000 for the community. For the more details, please visit the official Festival website at www.SahuaritaPecanFestival.com. Additional information can also be found on Facebook (/SahuaritaPecanFestival) and Twitter (@PecanFestival).