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.

2020 Membership: We are starting our membership drive for the next calendar year. Information is at the link in the left margin or here.

You donate directly to the club general fund or to specific activities: Hit Donate

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.


12/8 e-mail from GVH President, Mike Johnson:

GVHers, Congrats to those who participated in CIM! Hope you were able to dodge the Folsom rain and finish in dry conditions. Holiday party, Runner of the Year survey and 2020 membership renewal are on your "to do" list this week!

Runner and Rookie of the Year Survey was sent last week. Due date is Tuesday, Dec. 10 - so please take the time now to make your selection when you receive the survey.

Christmas Lights & Snack Run, Thursday, Dec. 19, 6 pm - Meet at Lilly’s House instead of Fleet Feet in Davis. Weather permitting, we will enjoy a casual run to view lights and decorations and gather afterwards for some goodies. Ideally we will stay together as a group, but there will also be electronic and printed copies of the route to help. Reflectors, headlamps, and festive attire are strongly encouraged. Following the run, everyone is welcome to stay for some refreshments - bring something to share!

2020 Club Membership Renewal is ready for you to check off your list! Members who joined in September through now are covered for 2020. Visit the membership link. Tax deductible donations to our 501c3 non-profit endowment fund your year end tax credit (check with your accountant for details) can be made at this time. Profits from our endowment fund are designated to help offset our club's expenses.

GVH Christmas Party, Saturday, Dec. 14, Davis Community Church, 6:30 to 10 pm. Let Scott know if you can help with Clean Up....roughly 10-10:30 pm. Contact Scott, scottsambucci@gmail.com

When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm-10:00pm (an extra hour this year!)

Where: Davis Community Church (412 C Street, Davis)

RSVP to let us know that you're coming - and to find your pot luck assignment! Please remember that this is a GVH party — Please limit your guests to family & significant others.

FOOD As we had last year...this year is POT LUCK. Bring your favorite dish (according to your last name) to share with at least FOUR (4) of your teammates and their hungry families!

A - G brings main course

H - R bring dessert

S - Z bring appetizer or snack

RAFFLE The raffle is held during the party with tickets given as you arrive. We need your donations! Big hits are running-related items - new or like-new condition, including books, and baked goods! Take time to email your donation to Heather or Jen before Dec. 14. **Please don't bring anything for the raffle that has not been communicated prior to the party**.

Endurance Study at Old Dominion University is recruiting endurance race participants for an online survey study on the links between sleep, mood, and gut function. The survey needs to be completed on the day of a race, once the person finishes (any time before midnight). Any race will work so long as it lasts an hour or more.

The link to the survey is listed below.


Race Discounts:

Polar Run and Dunk. Saturday, January 4th, Eagle Lakes in Tracy . Use your special promo code RUNCLUB to save $5.


Super Sunday Run, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, Use code AmbassLiz20 for 15% off online registration. Registration at www.runsra.org.

Napa Valley Marathon, Half, 5K, Sunday, March 1 - use code NVMJUAN for $10 off registration. For more info: https://napavalleymarathon.org/race-information/

Sactown 10 Mile Run, Sunday, April 5, 2020 . AmbassLiz20 for 15% off online registration. Registration at www.runsra.org.

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

2020 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!