Pecan Classic

We Have Our 5k Nut Run Beneficiary – Sahuarita Unified School District


Student Organizations from Walden Grove High School to Participate

SAHUARITA, Ariz. – Green Valley Pecan Company has selected Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) as the beneficiary of this year’s Nut Run 5K Run/Walk. As part of this partnership, student organizations within the district—including Walden Grove’s football team and its student council—will assist in organizing and running this annual community event. The Nut Run will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Green Valley Pecan Company.

As the event beneficiary, SUSD will be the recipient of a portion of the funds raised through race registrations. SUSD supports the development of nearly 6,000 youth in the Sahuarita area through academic, athletic, and leadership programs. For more information on SUSD and its schools, visit Previous recipients of the Nut Run include Sahuarita 4H, Green Valley Senior Games, and Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation.

The Walden Family
– The Walden Family

“FICO understands the importance of supporting our local youth and our schools,” said Deborah Walden-Ralls, Owner/VP of Risk Management. “Teaming up with Sahuarita Unified School District and the students at Walden Grove High School allows us to provide the opportunity for these kids to work together in an event that promotes health and fitness.”

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 10 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 7:00 am. Discounted prices are available until March 31. All ages are welcome; no dogs allowed on the course. Registration is available online through Tagg Running Events at The Pecan Store will have modified hours for Saturday, April 16, opening early at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m.

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

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