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Orchard Series Continues on July 27 with 9th Annual Breeze in the Trees 5K

SAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company is hosting the 9th Annual Breeze in the Trees 5K on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Green Valley Pecan Farm, starting on the east side of the new cold storage building. Registration and bib pickup on the day of the race opens at 5:30 a.m. at the FICO park on the west side of the building. Cost is $30 and t-shirts are guaranteed for entries received by July 17. 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 11th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival and the Pecan Classic on Nov. 9. 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 27.

The Breeze in the Trees event is once again 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 For information regarding FICO/Green Valley Pecan Company, please contact Paula Beemer at (520) 248-1219 or email

“Men’s Active 20-30 Club of Tucson is dedicated to serving our community’s children and we’re honored to once again partner with them for the Breeze in the Trees 5K on July 27,” said Paula Beemer, Sahuarita Pecan Festival Coordinator. “This race, now in its ninth year, is always a local favorite; runners and walkers can experience racing through the beautiful pecan orchard followed by a delicious pancake breakfast thanks to the hardworking men and women of the Green Valley Firefighter’s Association.” 

The Sahuarita Pecan Festival was first held in 2009 and averages approximately 20,000 attendees each year. Over the past 10 years, the Festival has raised more than $114,000 for the community. For the more details, please visit the official Festival website at Additional information can also be found on Facebook (/SahuaritaPecanFestival) and Twitter (@PecanFestival).