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). And informal group in GVH meets at the UC Davis track on Thursday mornings at 8 am.  For more details, go to Workouts and Events  


Dec 19 Tuesday Speed workout: South Putah Creek

  • 1745 meet at FF

  • 1750 advance team heads out

  • 1755 all other runners start

  • 1810 meet at Community Park Swimming pool water fountains

  • 1815 One minute 10K pace : one minute recovery jog for 2 miles, 2 minute rest, then repeat 1 : 1 minute intervals over the 2 mile loop.  The effort will be harder than two weeks ago (10K vs half marathon/marathon pace). North Star 2 mile loop.

  • This workout should take about 35 minutes.

  • Speed workouts are about pushing intensity, not distance. If you find that you won’t complete the second loop within the 35 minutes, cut the distance by turning around at the duck pond.

  • Stick with someone or a group.

  • After you complete the loops, consider jogging the 2 mile loop backwards to pace the other runners in.

  • Tips: Set your training watches to 1 minute alerts. Parts of the path are not well lit so I advise a headlight.

  • Did any of you measure your cadence last week? Your cadence over the 10K pick up should be 180+.

Dec 21 Thursday:  jingle bell run

1755 Annual jingle bell/holiday lights run in lieu of the usual GVH run. As in years past, we will enjoy a casual run to view lights and decorations and gather afterwards for some goodies.

Andrea and Allison are putting together a running tour of Davis' best holiday light displays which should be approx. 6-7 miles total. Following the run, there will be pizza and refreshments, please bring a dessert or drink to share.

Run will start/end at Lily’s house:

232 i Street


Street numbers are hard to see, but we have colorful lights and a green porch light. There is a fair amount of street parking, but also it's an easy walk from train station or Ace parking lots if it gets too crowded.

Dec 23 Saturday:

0800 meet at FF for the usual 7 or 10 mile loops

2018 Membership Renewal Drive.
Please renew your membership for 2018.  Annual dues are $35.  We are also accepting tax deductible donations to the club as a separate payment option.  When you renew your membership, you will be included in the GVH club distribution list for announcements for 2018, be covered by RRCA insurance at club workouts, as well as keep the club solvent. 

Membership information is at the link on the left margin or here.

GVH Race Results

  • Weekend Race Results (11/27-12/3) Fellow Runners,First, another Thanksgiving result: Mike and Cathrine Lemaire ran the Napa Turkey Chase 10K and placed in their respective age groups.The California International Marathon was the big ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2017, 9:25 AM by Scott Martin
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Mailing Address:
Golden Valley Harriers
P.O. Box 454
Davis, CA 95617-454

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