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Second Race of the 2016 Orchard Series Fast Approaching


2016 Breeze In The Trees 5kSAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company is hosting the 6th Annual Breeze in the Trees 5K on Saturday, July 23, 2016. 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 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 8th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival and the Pecan Classic on Nov. 12. 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 16, drawing more than 200 participants and raising more than $600 for student organizations at Sahuarita Unified School District.

This year, the Breeze in the Trees event is benefiting the Walden Grove High School football team. All runners and guests can enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast served by Rural Metro Fire Department. The Pecan Store will have modified hours for July 23, opening early at 8:00 am and closing at 5:00 pm.

For more information regarding this event, please visit For information regarding FICO/Green Valley Pecan Company, please call (520) 791-2852.

More information on the Sahuarita Pecan Festival, including vendor and sponsorship details, is now available on the Festival’s website at Connect on Facebook (/SahuaritaPecanFestival) or Twitter (@PecanFestival) for the latest updates on the 2016 #PecanFest.

DATE: July 23, 2016

LOCATION: Green Valley Pecan Company, 1625 E Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita 85629

TIME: Race starts 6:30 AM. Day of Race Registration begins at 5:30 AM.

COST: 17 and under $20 until 6/30/2016; 18 and over $25 until 6/30/2016. ALL PARTICIPANTS $30.00 7/1/2016 THROUGH DAY OF RACE.

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