Golden Valley Harriers
(GVH) is a running club located in Davis, CA. GVHers come in all shapes
and sizes—from elite ex-college runners to folks who are just starting to run and everything in between.  The club is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Donations to the club are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Our Tax ID# is 14-1841731.

Everyone and anyone is welcome to come out and run with us, but we appreciate a positive attitude. (Please note that our insurance requires that runners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.) 

GVH meets for workouts at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website). Group runs are on Tuesdays (5:45 pm), Thursdays (5:55 pm) and Saturdays (8 am). For more details, go to Workouts and Events 


1. Tuesday Speed workout (from Brendan):
Oct 17, 2017:

Let's try this again. For XC racers, I'd suggest the 5 x 1000m at 5k race pace. 

If you're running the marathon and want to continue on the endurance side of things, then consider shortening the rest to 1-minute and doing a few more repeats but keep the pace closer to your 10k race pace or do a tempo run on the 2-mile loop. 

You should consider wearing a reflector and a headlight as it will be dark by the time you get back to FF.

Tuesday Workout for XC
5 x 1000m (5k) w/3min rest


Tuesday Workout for the Marathon
8 x 1000m (10k) w/1min rest with the last two at 5K pace with longer rests

5:45 pm - Meet at FF
5:50 pm - Early birds leave
5:55 pm - Late birds leave

Current Half Marathon Fitness5k Pace5k Pace 1000m Splits10k Pace10k Pace 1000m Splits

The Course

2. Next XC Races

-Matt Yeo Memorial Aggies XC Open, Martinez, CA, Saturday, October 21st. (Flattest course in the circuit!
-Tamalpa Challenge, San Rafael, Sunday, November 5th. (Beer/Bagels/Beer Mug :))
-PA XC Champs, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, Sunday, November 19th.

It's not too late to still join in the fun. Be sure to reach to our XC managers if you want to participate in any of the upcoming races.   
-Joannie (siegler57@gmail.com)--Women's team
-Craighton (craighton54@gmail.com)--Master/Senior Men's Team
-Blair (bch1@alumni.stmarys-ca.edu)--Open Men's Team

3. Fall/Winter Gear Available for Purchase

We have some Long Sleeve and Sweatshirts left over from last winter that we are eager to see go.

If you have trouble purchasing just send Cristina an email. *If an item is no longer in stock when you click the link, the link will direct you to the GVH website, otherwise, if the item is still available, the link will take you to the PayPal.

If you would prefer to use a different type of payment just email Cristina.

4. Western States: GVH Entry Spot Application Window is open.

All applications must be submitted by midnight October 30th to Cal 1 Captains, Ling Chu (lingchu115@gmail.co) and Bruce LaBelle (blabelle95616@gmail.com), and to me (cristinarr87@yahoo.com). Please, refer to the Western States email sent on September 27th for more detailed information on the requirements and deadlines for the application process.

GVH Race Results

  • Weekend Race Results (10/9-10/15) Fellow Runners,Oktobrewfest took place in Davis on Saturday, October 14.  Seven GVH runners raced the five-miler with Terry Smiley in the lead at 36 minutes.At the Butte ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2017, 11:10 AM by Scott Martin
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Contact Us


Mailing Address:
Golden Valley Harriers
P.O. Box 454
Davis, CA 95617-454

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