Golden Valley Harriers


GVH Women at Granite Park XC race 2013

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.

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 officially meets three times a week for workouts. All runs start and finish at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website).

Upcoming Events:

4/19/2014 Bunny Run 5K 10K in Davis.

4/21/2014 Boston Marathon - Contact Mark Murray if you want to be part of a GVH team.

5/3/2014 Sutter Buttes Spirit Mountain 5K, 10K, Half marathon. This is a new USATF sanctioned event at a those volcanic mountains in the middle of the valley just an hour north of Davis. Joannie is planning a post race lunch at her hacienda. Alternatively, I suggest the New Earth Market which is the Whole Foods of Yuba City or Costa Vida for fresh mex.

5/10/2014 Loop the Lagoon  5K certified, 10K, and 10K Tower Challenge.

5/11/2014 Run Like a Mother 5K in Davis.

5/18/2014 Bay to Breakers. If you want to organize a centipede or group discount, contact Gibson.

5/18/2014 UCD Stride for Aggie Pride 5K.

6/14/2014 Lake Tahoe Relay, Team captains - get your team registered. I only saw one GVH team registered so far. For easier tracking, preface your team name with GVH (i.e., “GVH Peeps”).

6/21/2014 Race to End Hunger Track Meet, Davis HS.

8/16/2014 XC Santa Cruz

8/23/2014 XC Ancil Hoffman

Please let Ashley know of your or other GVHer’s race results.

• Tuesday nights-5:45 p.m.
New runners are encouraged to try this speed workout out. The warm-up pace is relaxed and we often do the faster paced intervals at a track or a loop where it is hard to get lost or left behind. This is the best attended workout and a great way to work on your form, up your game, and meet club members.

Tuesday, 4/15/2014, Community Park

 For more details, go to Workouts and Events

• Thursday nights-6:00 p.m. Distance ranges from 5 - 8 miles and the pace is easy to a hard tempo. 
• Saturday mornings-8:00 a.m. Standard distances are 7 - 10 miles usually at an easy, social pace, but you can usually count on a few to kick in a brisk, tempo run. Marathoners often tack on 3 - 10 miles. About 15 - 25 runners show, but only a few may be there if there is a big local race. We often grab breakfast afterwards. 

GVH members receive additional e-mail announcements of additional workouts, trail runs, races, uniform buys, and social events.

GVH Announcements

  • Weekend Race Results 4/12-4/13/14 Dear GVH,This week you went for quality over quantity--not a huge amount of runner's out (that I'm aware of), but those of you who ran really ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 7:07 AM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results 4/5-4/6/14 Dear GVH,The club was back in action this week competing in several local races with some truly standout performances.  On Saturday, a handful of brave GVHers headed out to ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2014, 12:17 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results 3/29-3/30/2014 Looks like it was a slow week for racing!  Perhaps you're recovering from the dynamic month of March to rest up for April, or perhaps you were deterred by ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 8:52 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results 3/22-3/23/14 Dear GVH,Ok.  I have heard your requests.  To quote Spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility.  And so, against my better judgment, I am going to honor those requests ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2014, 10:13 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • weekend race results 3/15-3/16/14 well you guys,those of you who are sick of reading me prattle on will have to just skip to the results at the end, as it was yet another ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 5:23 PM by Ashley Higgs
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