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Cross Country Racing

Our GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge is September 4, 2022, Sunday. GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge

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.)

Club Members are added to the list serve and receive notices of other activities such as:

  • trail runs

  • book club

  • golf

  • social events

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.

Announcements (7/31/2022):

Hello GVH,

The GVH board met on Tuesday evening and discussed plans for the X-C race on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. We are definitely going to need a lot of volunteers to help with the PAUSATF cross country race that we will be hosting on September 4 at Lagoon Valley in Vacaville. Please save the date now and let Craighton know ASAP if you are able to help with planning and/or volunteering that day. If you are planning to race to race cross country this Fall, please know that is it possible to race and volunteer that morning.

The board also agreed to match the first $525 dollars raised in the direct donation campaign being solicited to give money to the two high schools in Woodland and one in Dixon. Hopefully everyone saw the email about how to donate to this great cause. Please contact any board member if you missed the email and need more information.

The next all-club meeting will take place on August 23 after the workout (7:15ish) in my backyard at 430 Scripps Dr. I have a pool for anyone who wants to jump in and cool off after the run. The club will likely order pizzas to be delivered but feel free to bring any beverages or other sides or desserts you may wish to share. I will have coolers with ice available.


Tuesday night workouts continue to meet at 5:45 PM for the warm up and 6:10 PM for intervals. Watch for the weekly announcement from Craighton for each week's location.

There is a Thursday morning track workout that meets at the UCD track for intervals after a dynamic warm up that begins at 7:45 AM. This group usually heads for coffee after for those who are able to stay.

The Thursday evening workouts start and finish at the south end of the Central Park at the corner of 3rd and C with runners departing at 5:55 PM. This is a 7 mile loop usually run at an easy pace.

Saturday morning workouts meet at 8:00 in front of Fleet Feet with runners heading out at 8:10 AM for a 7 or 10 mile loop. Still thinking of adding a 4 mile option for Saturday mornings. Please let me know if there is interest in this.

For those wishing to communicate about training or social events, we have twoGroupMe links:

"GVH - Runs And Workouts": https://groupme.com/join_group/67207685/VIlwyU8w

"GVH - Social": https://groupme.com/join_group/67207675/OPCYogrY

If you hear from your friends that they are no longer getting these weekly messages, please gently remind them to pay their dues by following this link to pay with Paypal: https://www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/team-roster-and-stats They can also pay with check or cash if desired. If they are certain that they paid, please have them contact me so I can figure out my errors and add them back to the list.

Hope to see some of you on Tuesday evening!


Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)

8/9/2022 Tuesday Speed Workout at Davis Cemetery 6 pm

8/17/2022 Twilight 5K, Wednesday, Kezar, SF, (capped at 300 to limit 30 runners per heat / 10 heats based on goal pace)

8/20/2022 XC Santa Cruz - 4.15 miles

8/23/2022 General Club Meeting after the workout, Location TBD

8/27/2022 XC Santa Rosa - 3.4 miles, no day of race registration

8/28/2022 Santa Rosa Marathon

9/4/2022 GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge - 3 miles

9/11/2022 XC Golden Gate Park Open - 4 miles, no day of race registration

9/17/2022 XC Rebel Challenge, 6K, Ancil Hoffman

9/24/2022 XC Garin Park - 5K, Hayward

10/2/2022 Urban Cow Half Marathon

10/9/2022 XC Tamalpa - 4.2 miles, China Camp,

10/15/2022 XC Willow Hills - 5K, Folsom

10/29/2022 XC Matt Yeo Aggie Open - 4.2 miles, Martinez

11/13/2022 Clarksburg Country Run 5K, 10K, Half, 30K - the tune up for CIM

11/20/2022 PAUSATF XC championships

12/10/2022 USATF National Club XC championships

12/4/2022 California International Marathon

12/18/2022 Christmas Relays, Lake Merced, SF

Community Actions:

  • GVH donated $1065 total to 3 high school XC running programs (at right, coaches from Woodland and Pioneer High Schools receiving checks)

  • Supported our aid station at mile 65 of the Western States 100 mile race

  • Prepared to host a PAUSATF race: GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge

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