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.


8/11 e-mail from GVH President, Mike Johnson:

GVH'ers, 40+ attended our Aug. 9 club meeting at Steve and Teresa Lynch's home.....great food and drink! Thanks to both Teresa and Steve, and also Craighton for offering their home and coordinating the food (along with everyone who brought food) and the sound system. We recognized new moms-to-be Liz Vaage and also Cristina Dalton as well!

We have a couple of volunteer needs below, make sure you contact Scott Sambucci (re: help with Buffalo Stampede race on 9/8) or Craighton Chin (re: new GVH XC race on 8/31) if you intend to volunteer. Race day is too late sign up to volunteer with either event. Thanks!

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

PAUSATF XC Series starts this month. 11 events in total (one is our new Aug. 31 GVH race). Three separate races - one for women, one for men 40 and over, and one for men under 40. Cost is $20-25 for a 5K. You must be a USATF member and wear the GVH singlet to score for the team 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/

Your team captains are Joannie (women), Craighton (masters and up) and Jose (open men). Contact them for target races and more information.

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 on Sept. 8.

GVH Casual T's and Tanks. GVH'ers are stepping up. The plan is to place the order Thursday (8/15), so our deadline is Wednesday (8/14). Let Brigette H know your size and style or check the GVH website for ordering and PayPal payment https://www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/gvh-gear

  • Unisex cotton T's in Navy or Maroon.
  • Women's tanks -
  • "Flow-y" racerback (which is poly/viscose blend).
  • Muscle Tank (with a high armhole), all cotton.

Cost $20 (TBD).

See the e-mail message with graphics of the options. Let Brigette know if you are interested along with your style and size.

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!