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.

You donate directly to the club general fund to specific activities:

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.


8/18 e-mail from GVH President, Mike Johnson:

GVH'ers, Nice weather weekend after a "but it's a dry heat...." week! Hope you all got your running in however it looks like we're not out of the triple digits yet! Our new event, the GVH Lagoon Challenge XC Race is less than two weeks away - we can use your help to make it a success (see below)!

UC Davis Human Performance Lab Study...is developing small wearable devices that can track forces between a runner’s foot and the ground and may ultimately be used to reduce running injury. To participate, you must have been running at least 10 miles a week for 6 months. All participants will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

Please contact Dovin Kiernan at dkiernan@ucdavis.edu for more details.

New Charity CIM Entry Option. Jennifer Canvasser is a new GVH member and founder-director of the NEC (Necrotizing Entero-Colitis) Society, an affiliated charity of the Cal International Marathon (CIM) this year. Any runners who want to run CIM but missed out on standard registration (the race is closed), we have marathon spots (and CIM registration codes) for those who are willing to run for the NEC Society and raise funds/awareness.

Here's an article on her journey https://www.mlive.com/sports/ann-arbor/2019/05/dexter-ann-arbor-run-inspires-couple-who-lost-son-to-rare-disease.html

Contact Jennifer at jennifer@necsociety.org for more info.

PAUSATF XC Series has started! We encourage you to join the XC team! Schedule is at https://www.pausatf.org/2019-pa-cross-country-schedule/

You must be a USATF member and wear the team singlet to score for the team but anyone can run these races.

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

Your team captains are Joannie (all women), Craighton (men's masters, 40+) and Jose (open men) . Contact them for target races and more information.

GVH XC Race Lagoon Valley Challenge, Aug 31, Saturday. We need your help and participation in the race! Volunteer and race signups are happening now! Most of the volunteer positions can also run in their race....so there are really no excuses! We need help with Registration, Finish Line, Course Monitoring, Clean-Up and other general duties. Send your willingness to Craighton, craighton54@hotmail.com. Rough time estimate 6:30 am - 10:30 am, depending on your role!

GVH Racers, you don't need to pony up for a USATF membership to race!... if this is your only cross country race come on out and see what it's like for $20 (before Aug. 24, $30 on race day). https://www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/gvh-lagoon-valley-xc-challenge

Volunteers Needed for the Buffalo Stampede Sunday, Sept 8. We need a few more volunteers as course monitors as our 10 person commitment to the Buffalo Chips for their help with our XC race on Aug. 31 -- we'll take some backup names as well. Volunteers will start between 6:30 - 7 am (for instructions at the Scottish Rite Temple) and stay no later than 10:15 am, depending on their post. Please email Scott Sambucci, and let him know your willingness to step up (and your T-shirt size) on Sept. 8.

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!