GVH Group Runs

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Cross Country Racing

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 currently meets for workouts Saturday mornings at 8 am at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 2nd Street, Davis, CA (Map, Fleet Feet website). Tuesday group runs meet at 5:45 pm at the location of the workout identified in the weekly e-mail message sent out by Craighton.  Thursdays group runs meet at 5:55 pm at Central Park (corner of 3rd and C).  An informal group in GVH meets at the UC Davis track on Thursday mornings at 8 am.  For more details, see the weekly e-mail message sent out by Angie, or go to the Workouts and Events page. 

GVH donated $525 to each XC team at Woodland HS and Pioneer HS as part of our 2023 program to support local running programs. The coaches came to our Saturday morning run to express thanks and tell us how the donations have been used. Last year, Alex, the Woodland coach, used the 2022 donation to buy a pop-up tent with the school logo which is wildly popular with the XC and track team.

2023 Fall Fundraising Drive

We have the opportunity to get a 4 to 1 matching donation up to a maximun of $5,000. If we raise $1,000, the anonymous donor will match $4,000. The anonymous donor is not a member of the club. These donations are critical to keeping our dues low and decreasing the barriers to participation.

You can donate via the link at the bottom of this web page.

We raised $1,000 of the $1,000 in less than one day. Thanks to all those who donated.

11/14/2023 Tuesday Speed Workout - Covell Park

5:50 pm Meet up at Covell Park at the base of the Covell Bike overpass. Weather forecast calls for a touch of rain in the morning, but dry during the workout.

6:10 pm Intervals begin: 

Ladder Workout:

2 x 400m (max of 2 minutes) with 1 minute rest, 1 x 800m (max of 4 minutes) with 2 minute rest. Repeat x 3 total (4 total for extra credit). Workout is 36 minutes / 3 miles.


Training is mandatory, racing is optional. The best training plan is don’t get injured.

Recommended Training Paces for 5K to 15K runners

GVH membership: if you have paid for membership by PayPal or mail but are not receiving emails on the list serve, contact info@goldenvalleyharriers.org.

Upcoming Events:

11/18/2023 Davis Turkey Trot. We have pacers and the GVH tent will be there to stash your stuff. 

11/19/2023 (Sunday) PA XC Championships, SF

11/21/2023 For those GVH old timers, Shi-Ling and Debby will be at the workout and would like to meet up at Steve's Pizza afterwards. 

12/3/2023 PA Road CIM

12/10/2023 GVH Holiday Party at Stonegate is in the planning stages

12/17/2023 Christmas Relays 4 x 4.5 miles around Lake Merced in SF

3/3/2024 Napa Marathon

3/16 - 3/17/2024 Shamrock’n weekend, half marathon on Sunday

4/7/2024 SacTown 10 Mile

5/19/2024 SF Bay to Breakers

*PA events are on the PAUSATF race series that involve individual and team scoring plus prize money. You must be a member of the PAUSATF to score. 

Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454

Facebook: Join our Facebook group.

Strava: Join our Strava club

Instagram: Follow us @gvh_davis

Community Actions:

You can donate directly to the club general fund or to specific activities via PayPal:  Donate