Golden Valley Harriers


GVH Women at Granite Park XC race 2013
GVHers with Meb before his historic Boston Marathon run:

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).


8/16/2014 XC Santa Cruz, I will be heading down early to help officiate. If anyone wants a ride, let me know, but plan to spend the whole morning down there. (There are a lot of worse places than the redwood grove above the UC Santa Cruz Campus.)

8/23/2014 XC Ancil Hoffman, Sacramento. We are targeting this race and should have boys and girls teams there. Register on line at Rebel Challenge now for only $15. For those of you new to XC, these are no-frills events. Expect to get dirty and you do not get a race shirt.

8/24/2014 Santa Rosa Marathon, Half, and 5K

9/1/2014 GVH Labor Day Races, if you are going to be around that weekend, please sign up to volunteer at volunteer sign up link.

9/7/2014, Sunday, XC Golden Gate Park

9/13/2014, Sat, XC Redding,

9/14/2014, Sunday, Feather Falls 10k 5K, Davis, CA. A small local race.

10/5/2014, Urban Cow Half Marathon, Martin has a lifetime free entry for naming the race.

10/11/2014 Skyline to the Sea Marathon and 50 K, Don’t Allison be lonely on the trail.

• 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, 8/22/2014 UCD Arboretum XC loop

 For more details, go to Workouts and Events

• Thursday nights-5:45 p.m. Distance ranges from 5 - 8 miles and the pace is easy to a hard tempo. Note: Plan to leave FF by 5:55 in order to get back by 7 pm.
• 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 8/2-8/3/14 Dear GVH,This was a a quieter week, with many of you perhaps enjoying some altitude training in Mammoth.  One GVHer is making the most of his stay in the ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2014, 9:49 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results 7/26-7/27/14 Dear GVH,Today as I was compiling results, my illiterate four year old peered over my shoulder at the results section, pointed to the capitalized names and said, "Mommy, why ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2014, 9:48 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results 7/19-7/20/14 Dear GVH,It appears most of you were recovering from all the Moonlight excitement from last week--I found only two GVHers who competed this weekend.  We can always count ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2014, 8:12 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results 7/11-7/13/14 Dear GVH,Before we go into the excitement of compiling results from the Moonlight Races, I have a few important reporting foibles to remedy.  Promising advances in technology that I ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2014, 8:10 PM by Ashley Higgs
  • Weekend Race Results (7/4-7/6/14) Dear GVH,Happy 4th of July!  Many of you elected to celebrate our independence by, of course, running.  Isn't America great?!  In Kenwood CA, Casey Peters had a fast ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2014, 8:33 AM by Ashley Higgs
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