GVH Group Runs

Event Volunteering

Cross Country Racing

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.

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 Saturday mornings at 8 am at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website). Tuesday group runs meet at 5:45 pm at the location of the workout identified in the weekly e-mail message sent out by Craighton.  Thursdays group runs meet at 5:55 pm at Central Park (corner of 3rd and C).  An informal group in GVH meets at the UC Davis track on Thursday mornings at 8 am.  For more details, see the weekly e-mail message sent out by Angie, or go to the Workouts and Events page. 


This week, Tuesday’s speed workout returns to South Davis for the first time this year. With a forecast high of 81 degrees, conditions will be ideal for the ladder intervals along the South Davis bike path.


Bay to Breakers:


Starting out in the Embarcadero neighborhood by the San Francisco Bay, the iconic Bay to Breakers 12k is a celebration of life, laughter, and the personality of San Francisco. This historic “fun run” takes clothed, costumed and the occasional naked runner through nine of San Francisco’s most notable neighborhoods to the finish line at the Great Highway, where the breakers crash into Ocean Beach.


Among the 17,000 registered runners, club members Jim Samartino, Mark Goltz, Ben Sacks and Carolyn Summers made sure GVH was well represented in this year’s 110th running of the Bay to Breakers.



Club Logo:


If you would like to weigh in as a member of the committee exploring whether the current design should remain unchanged or whether it should be modernized or completely redesigned, please volunteer by contacting Lilly Hayden or Heather Jones. No specific expertise is required; however, if you have a background in graphic design or branding, or access to Illustrator or another graphic design software package, you are strongly encouraged to join the committee. Meetings will be primarily via Zoom, although one or more in-person meetings may be required. The committee’s work along with any forthcoming recommendations will be presented to the board and club later this year.


This Week's Workouts:




Saturday 4-Mile Loop:

Leaving from and returning to Fleet Feet, the following 4-mile UC Davis Arboretum loop has been added to the Saturday 7 and 10 mile workout options.



 Upcoming Races:


6/3/2023           Golden West Invitational Track Meet – Rancho Cordova, CA

6/11/2023         Dipsea – Mill Valley, CA

6/17/2023         Pride Track Meet at SF State – San Francisco, CA

7/4/2023           2023 Run 4 Hunger 5K & 10K Run/Walk – Elk Grove

7/15/2023         Davis Moonlight Race – Davis, CA (GVH will be pacing)

7/23/2023         Blood, Sweat & Beers Trail Run (price increase 5/18) – Auburn, CA

7/23/2023         Wharf to Wharf – Capitola, CA

8/27/2023         Santa Rosa Marathon and Half – Santa Rosa, CA

10/15/2023       GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge – Vacaville, CA

12/3/2023         California International Marathon (CIM) – Sacramento, CA


 CIM Registration:

 If you are planning to run the California International Marathon or the Relay on December 3, it is important to note the following:

 2023 Marathon Registration:

·        Regular Registration: (April 6 – May 31) $189

·        To Sell-Out Registration: (June 1 until sell-out) $209

·        Late Registration: (Sell-Out ~ September 15 – limited to 500 entries benefiting local charities) $295


Have a great week.



Picnic Day 2023

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

UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)

Let me know if you have an event to add to the list.

4/29/2023 Parkway Half Marathon  along the American River

4/30/2023 Big Sur Marathon is sold out, but Reed has a friend that needs to sell an entry. The deadline to transfer entry is 2/28/2023.

5/7/2023 Avenue of the Giants 10K, Half, Full Marathon

5/7/2023 Bloomsday Spokane 

5/7/2023 Vancouver Marathon and Half

5/21/2023 Bay to Breakers SF

6/11/2023 Dipsea 

6/24/2023 Western States Endurance Run contact Ling-Ru to volunteer at the aid station and if you are interested in applying for the club slot in the run.

7/23/2023 Wharf to Wharf Capitola, this last storm took out the pier

8/27/2023 Santa Rosa Marathon and Half

10/15/2023 GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge - new date

Community Actions:

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