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: We'll continue to postpone group meetings until Yolo County allows groups of 10-25. The next club meeting is TBD. Some members have visited Placer County for trail runs...their trails are open but are congested with walkers near popular starting spots - No Hands, Quarry trailhead. Warm week ahead, but we're getting our runs in anyway!
RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) recommendations as restrictions ease around the US: Be prepared for a slow phase-in of return to normal activities in your community. Keep in mind state officials may say one thing, while your county or city officials may say another. (Yolo County is more conservative vs nearby counties). Take your time to work with local officials to understand when you will be allowed to host group runs and produce your race(s). You may find that communities will start to allow for small group gatherings of 10-25 people before allowing events over 100 people. This may present an opportunity to implement some small, controlled group runs to test updated sanitation efforts to implement at future events and larger group runs. RRCA.org has further guidance on their website.
Blue Mile Virtual Race? Sacramento's June 20 Blue Mile was canceled this week. We have interest in the racing the mile with or without The Blue Mile happening. Cristina will set up a sign up sheet and work on figuring out how to best set up a virtual run for the weekend of June 20th. We may do an unofficial time trial to help each other achieve our goals - to be determined. Send any ideas to Cristina.
Single Track has a virtual 100 Miles to Auburn Challenge.....from Single Track, "June is the month of Western States (Statesmas) and we are excited to bring you a virtual event to celebrate it. You can run up to 100.2 miles in the month of June to complete this challenge. The idea of allowing people to have the whole month of June to complete it is so we can allow everyone to join in, not only runners that can run 100 miles in a single day, but everyone in your family too".
Capitol Road Race is sponsoring "Shelter In Pace", This from their website "Run or walk. Complete one, two or all three distances. Earn a medal for each distance completed. If you do all three, those babies click together to make One ... Big ... Medal! Register for all three distances at once (the 3-Ply Challenge Bundle), and you will also be rewarded with a righteous race tee or racer back tank. Proceeds benefit the Donate4Sacramento COVID-19 Regional Response Fund". Cost is minimal, you get training communication and a t-shirt (cost is $8 if you don't do the bundle). https://raceroster.com/events/2020/31449/shelter-in-pace
Sign up by May 13 for the first event - a virtual 3 mile. More info at https://www.shelterinpace.com/series-details
Fleet Feet Davis: Shout out to FF as GVH's originating sponsor and continued supporter with our weekly run meeting venue and annual party support. FF is available for curbside pickup or free delivery-shipping of your running shoes/other products - plus they have virtual training programs. You can call 530-758-6453 to check on your size or ask questions. Their Facebook page has more info https://www.facebook.com/pg/FleetFeetDavis/posts/?ref=page_internal
Fleet Feet is also sponsoring virtual races as well #RunningisNotCanceled...more info and to sign up check the link below
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!