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 meets for workouts at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website). Group runs are on Tuesdays (5:45 pm), Thursdays (5:55 pm) and Saturdays (8 am). An informal group in GVH meets at the UC Davis track on Thursday mornings at 8 am. For more details, go to the Workouts and Events page.


7/21/2019 e-mailed from GVH President, Mike Johnson:

Quarterly Club Meeting, Friday, August 9th, 6 pm, Steve Lynch's home, El Macero/Davis. Dos Coyotes food, Chris Tyson's beer - Special "new kids" recognition (no games!) for Liz and also Cristina. Donations for a kids' gift can be made to Brigitte H., PayPal (check the donation button on our website and mention Kids Donation in comments) or leave money in a sealed envelope in the FF closet.

PA/USATF XC Series starts in August. 11 races in total (one being our new Aug. 31 GVH race). Each XC race has three separate races: one for women, one for masters men (40+), and one for open men (under 40). Cost is $20-25 for a 3-4 mile distance. You must be a USATF member to score for the team and wear the team singlet, but anyone can run these races.

Membership info at https://www.pausatf.org/joinrenew-now/

Schedule is at https://www.pausatf.org/2019-pa-cross-country-schedule/

The GVH team captains are Joannie S (women), Craighton C (masters and up) and Jose Z (open men). Contact them for target races and more information.

GVH XC Race at Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville, Aug 31, Saturday. Volunteer signups will occur soon or contact Craighton if you are interested to help. The Buffalo Chips running club will help us manage our inaugural XC race in return for us providing 10 volunteers to their Sept 8th race (The Buffalo Stampede in Sacramento).

GVH Summer Retreat, Sept 6-8, Once again we'll trek to the Helmus' time share cabin in Truckee for great running and camaraderie. Lodging at the ski lodge is limited to 25 current GVH members at this time. Significant others may be added if we don't fill up by mid-August. The cost is $10 per night. Food is $10/day. You can have a "camper" experience and sleep in bunk beds in a shared room (Lodge) or find your own lodging nearby. For more details and to reserve your spot go to the following link:


Any questions? Email Joannie S.

Volunteers Needed for the Buffalo Stampede race in Sacramento, Sunday, Sept 8. We need 5 more volunteers as course monitors as our 10 person commitment to the Buffalo Chips club for their help with our new XC race on Aug. 31. Volunteers will start between 6:30 - 7 am (for instruction at the Scottish Rite Temple) and stay no later than 9:30 - 10:15 am, depending on their post. Please email Scott Sambucci, to let him know your willingness to step up Sept. 8.

GVH Gear Sale! Was $Priceless, now $10 each!

Men's Long Sleeve Logo Tops, size L, 3 Red, 1 Navy.

All-gender Trucker Caps, 4 now remain.

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GVH workouts for the week: See the weekly e-mail from Brendan Ward and/or check the Weekly Workouts page.

2019 Membership: Membership information is at the link on the left margin or here.

Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454


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Running Gear for purchase

GVH Trucker Hat Sample

GVH Gear, Trucker Hat with black bill and mesh, with white foam front with navy and red logo available for $20:

Payments via PayPal (if you are directed back to the page, the cap is sold out) or check (to GVH, indicate "Trucker" Cap on your check) ....while supply lasts!