Golden Valley Harriers

GVH is a running club located in Davis, CA dedicated to promoting running in the community. Members 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.

Tuesday Night Speed Workout

Event Volunteering

Cross Country Racing

Everyone and anyone is welcome to come out and run with us, but we appreciate a positive attitude. (Please note that our RRCA insurance requires that runners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.)  

GVH currently meets for workouts on:

For more details, see Nicole's weekly e-mail message, or go to the Workouts and Events page. 

6/4-6/6 Group Runs

Despite the heat, GVHers turned up to the mid-week workouts.

On Tuesday, Craighton brought post-workout refreshments where runners got a chance to socialize after the short but strenuous intervals.

On Global Running Day, the Harriers (Audrey, myself, Shaffer, Mark Goltz, and Will) visited our neighbors at Super Owl to run another hot 5k.

Then on Thursday evening, Nancy, Angela, Brigette, Heather, Angie, myself, and Nuria ran loops around South Davis. I could not make Joachim’s morning track workout, but I heard there was a great turnout at the 30-20-10 workout!

Return to the Lake Tahoe Relay and Debut of New Singlets

Last Saturday, the GVH mixed relay team ran 72 miles across Lake Tahoe. The team (in leg order) consisted of Stefania, Fernando, Chloe, Katie, Ethan, Etan, and Mickey.

This is the first time in many years that GVH has participated. This might also be the first major race where the team wore new logo singlets.

Shoutout to Etan Bard for resurrecting this tradition unknowingly. With the support of other members, he played the role of team captain, sending weekly updates and formulating a binder with detailed logistics including time estimates, leg stops and amenities, and aid preferences.

The GVH mixed relay team finished 2nd place with a time of 9:32:18. It was very rewarding being part of race support. This event embodied the importance of teamwork and camaraderie in supporting each other despite the tough conditions (elevation, never-ending hills, narrow shoulders!).  Looking forward to more participation next year (including me).

Click here to view more photos from last weekend.

For nostalgia’s sake, here is a picture from 1999 from Bob Gilbert.

And a photo album from Mathieu Spriet: https://goo.gl/photos/bkK1bmJM8Zc5Sqg16

Have race photos you want shared in the weekly updates? Please send them over. I am more than happy to include them.

6/10/2024 UPDATE

June 12 - NBA Finals Meetup 5:30pm at Lampost Pizza

See Mike Johnson’s message below:

Some of us are meeting to watch the NBA game Wednesday at Lampost Pizza.

Game start is 5:30….

If inclined….you can run the Super Owl 3 mile at 6 pm and join us afterwards.

June 15th - RSVP and Volunteers Needed for GVH Anniversary BBQ

Please RSVP to the BBQ this weekend! [redacted link]

As you may or may not remember, 2024 is the 30th Anniversary of GVH!

What: Potluck BBQ

Where: Slide Hill Park Picnic Area

When: June 15th @ 5:30pm

Spring Birthdays at the GVH BBQ

Calling all April-June birthday celebrants! Let’s celebrate your birthdays during our GVH BBQ this weekend. I will bring cake!

Need Input by June 24 - GVH as SRA July Featured Local Running Club of the Month

GVH has the opportunity to be featured in the Sacramento Running Association’s (SRA) July monthly newsletter and Local Run Club of the Month Instagram post. All those pictures I was taking were not for nothing.

Here is the information Megan from SRA needs which I need help from: [redacted link]

New Members

Sophia C. and Connor R. officially joined GVH last week. I got to talk to them briefly last Tuesday and learned that Connor will be doing a Tahoe 100-miler ultra in July, with Sophia pacing him in the last 20 or so miles.

Lastly, Chris F. joined us this past weekend. We look forward to meeting you soon (hopefully at the BBQ). 


Upcoming Events

Newly added

Let Craighton know if there are events that you want to be added to the calendar.

*PA events are on the PAUSATF race series that involve individual and team scoring plus prize money. You must be a member of the PAUSATF to score. 

Nicole Osorio


3.8 mile route from Sudwerks

3 mile loop in South Davis

7 mile loop from Sudwerk 

Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454

Facebook: Join our Facebook group.

Strava: Join our Strava club

Instagram: Follow us @gvh_davis

Community Actions:

You can donate directly to the club general fund or to specific activities via PayPal:  Donate 

GVH donated $525 to each XC team at Woodland HS and Pioneer HS as part of our 2023 program to support local running programs. The coaches came to our Saturday morning run to express thanks and tell us how the donations have been used. Last year, Alex, the Woodland coach, used the 2022 donation to buy a pop-up tent with the school logo which is wildly popular with the XC and track team.