The 18th annual Golden Valley Harriers (GVH) Labor Day Races will be held on Monday, September 2, 2013. Mark your calendars and sign up for this community event!
This event benefits school and community running programs, and is a cultural exchange with Davis’ sister city, Inuyama, Japan. Each year, we welcome runners from Inuyama, and Taiko drummers start the races with a bang!
Location: Davis Commons in Downtown Davis, CA (map).
Times: The 10K and 5K start at 8 am. The 1K starts at 9:30 am.
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. Sign up by mail (form will be posted soon), or in person at packet pickup or race day.
Courses & Timing: The flat, fast 5K and 10K courses are chip timed, USATF certified and go through the shaded and paved South Davis green belt paths.
Post-Race Fun: 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.
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.
Beneficiaries: Labor Day Races benefits local schools and community running programs: Davis High School Cross Country, Dixon High School Cross Country, 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 Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, which helps families in the Sacramento area. Shoes of all types and conditions gratefully accepted. Those that are not fit for use will be donated to the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program.
Thank you to our race sponsors and participants for making the Labor Day Races a success, and helping us give more to our beneficiaries.