The 18th annual Golden Valley Harriers (GVH) Labor Day Races will be held on Monday, September 2, 2103. Mark your calendars and sign up for this community event! Register by 7/15 for early bird pricing!
This event benefits school and community running programs, and is a cultural exchange with Davis’ sister city, Inuyama, Japan. Each year, we welcom runners from Inuyama, and Taiko drummers start the races with a bang!
Location & Times: Davis Commons in Downtown Davis, CA (map). The 10k and 5k start at 8 am, with a staggered start. The 1k starts at 9:30 am.
Online sign up. Register early and save on 10k and 5k fees!
10k and 5k: $27 through 7/15, $29 7/16-9/1, and $30 on Race Day Sept. 2
Kids' 1k: $3. For kids 12 and under.
Courses & Timing: The races include a 10k, 5k and 1k kids' fun run (ages 12 and under). The flat, fast 5k and 10k courses are chip timed, and go through the shaded and paved green belt paths of South Davis. Course maps: 5k 10k
Post-Race Fun & Awards: Awards to the top three male and female overall and age group finishers, for both the 5K and 10K. Medals to all kids' 1k fun run participants. Whole Foods Market Davis will once again provide a healthful, delicious breakfast.
Results: Results will be posted online after the race. Results from 2012 are posted here.
T-Shirt: Participants in the 5k and 10k receive a beautiful tech t-shirt with our race logo, the Japanese character for RUN in calligraphy.
Beneficiaries: Labor Day Races benefits local schools and community running programs: Davis High School Cross Country, Dixon High School Cross Country and Team Davis (athletes with special needs) and Woodland High School Cross Country. Last year, we raised over $12,000. Thanks to all participants and sponsors for helping us continue to contribute to our beneficiaries.
We will also be collecting used shoes for the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee, which helps families in the Sacramento area. Shoes of all types and conditions gratefully accepted.
Thank you to our race sponsors and participants for making the Labor Day Races a success, and helping us give more to our beneficiaries.