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.
GVH'ers: Hope you all are coping and getting out to run, hike, bike or whatever keeps you sane. Putah Creek had quite a few GVH'ers out Saturday morning from Olive Tree Lane to Old Davis Road to the Arboretum..... nice to see familiar faces even though running individually.
GVH club runs are canceled: no time frame yet on when they might resume.
COVID-19 Effect: Races continue to get postponed or canceled as we live with this event - check your event frequently as these decisions happen quickly. Western States was the latest to cancel this years run....all those 2020 entrants are now included in the 2021 race.
Joannie shared this video of Dr. David Price, a pulmonary specialist at NYC Cornell Hospital. The video runs 57 mins but has a great explanation as to how NOT to get the virus and what to do if you get it or someone in your household gets it. Those that have seen it give it high marks. (Synopsis - wash/disinfect your hands, don't touch your face, wash/disinfect your hands) https://vimeo.com/399733860
STRAVA Option to check in on your GVH friends. You probably have heard Strava is a social and training app for your phone. But did you know you can follow fellow GVH'ers as well as non-club friends while they work out during this time of no group runs? In fact, we have a GVH Strava club with over 140 current and past members.
To get connected to this club, download the Strava app and register - it's free! Then find the "Explore" icon at the page bottom - click on that and you'll see some familiar GVH members, scroll the top navigation to "Clubs" and you'll see nearby clubs to join...keep looking and you'll see our GVH option. Soon you'll get "kudos" from your fellow Strava followers to let you know they saw your run!
Zoom meetings....Another option for members to interact with each other is this group meeting site. Mark Goltz had a GVH Endowment Committee meeting Saturday and Joannie held a Friday Happy Hour. The Zoom download is free and gets you video and audio interaction once you learn the ins and outs of the program https://zoom.us/download
Running Gear for purchase
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!