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Orchard Series Continues On July 29 With 7th Annual Breeze In The Trees 5k

Men Active 20-30 Club of Tucson Named Event Beneficiary

SAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company is hosting the 7th Annual Breeze in the Trees 5K on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Green Valley Pecan Farm, starting near the Pecan Store parking lot. Registration and bib pickup on the day of the race opens at 5:30 a.m. Cost is $30 for all participants; free t-shirts guaranteed for entries received by July 22. All ages are welcome; no dogs allowed on the course. Registration is available online through Tagg Running Events at

The Breeze in the Trees 5K is the second of three races in the Orchard Series, counting down to the 9th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival and the Pecan Classic on Nov. 11. 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 22, raising more than $500 for the Continental School District Educational Foundation.

This year, the Breeze in the Trees event is benefiting Men 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 us.

“The Breeze in the Trees 5K has become a tradition in Sahuarita, offering residents a fun way to stay active and outdoors during the summer while at the same time raising money for worthy causes,” said Paula Beemer, Sahuarita Pecan Festival Coordinator. “We’re excited to share this event with the distinguished Men Active 20-30 Club of Tucson, serving our community’s children.”

The Sahuarita Pecan Festival was first held in 2009 and averages approximately 20,000 attendees each year. Over the past eight years, the Festival has raised more than $30,000 and nearly 6,000 pounds of food for local charities. For the more details, please visit the official Festival website at Additional information can also be found on Facebook (/SahuaritaPecanFestival) and Twitter (@PecanFestival).