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.


3/10/2019 From GVH President, Mike Johnson:

GVH'ers, We've turned a corner moving away from Winter with warm, dry days ahead along with lighter skies for early evening running! This means we transition to the Summer route on Thursday depending on the mood (and they can be moody...😘) of the Thursday night runners....check out Fleet Feet's option below for March 14 to consider as well!

Pi Day Run, Thurs, 6 pm. Fleet Feet Davis will host a 3.14 mile fun run with demo shoes from New Balance and pie afterwards! Special guest Katie Arnold, winner of the Leadville 100 and free lance journalist will join the run and also present her new book "Running Home" at Avid Reader 7:30 pm.

Lagers for Joggers request for input last week had little support - so we'll not go forward with this event for 2019. Those that responsed liked the social aspect -- we'll look to plan some meetups for the club at local spots throughout the Spring Summer season. Watch for these!

GVH Reads, Wed., March 13, 7 pm, Vini's Wine Bar. Steve Shaffer is leading a book club... this week reviewing "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America", by Timothy Egan. You can attend even if you haven't read the book to get a feel for the group!

GVH Trail Run, Lake Sonoma 50 Training Run, Saturday, 16 March. Meet at Westlake shopping center at 5:45 am. The run starts at 8am at the race turn around point ( 3333 Skaggs Springs Road, Healdsburg, California) and is about 25 miles...however options exist to cut it shorter. It is a 2 hour drive to the start. Let Kelly Barber dockjb@gmail.com know if you're coming or if any addtl. questions. Check www.facebook.com/events/606386086379113/ for more details as well.

GVH Curling Night, Saturday April 6, 5:45 pm. Skatetown in Roseville. Contact Brigitte to RSVP and for more details, haddockbb@gmail.com

Race Discount Codes

Sactown 10 mile, April 7, AMBASSLIZ for 10% off.

Gold Country Half Marathon, Sunday, May 19, 2019, El Dorado Hills. PROMO CODE RUNGOLDCOUNTRY for 10% off.

East Bay Track Invitational - April 12-13....Collegiate and Open Meet. No qualifying times...Meet information and tentative schedule for the East Bay Invite on April 12-13th. .

Venue: Chabot College Track Complex

25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545


WSER Cal 1 (mile 67) Aid Station Volunteers needed, June 29-30. Two shifts approximately 12:00-7:30pm and 7:00pm-2am. Space is limited to 10 volunteers per time slot. Check Ling-ru's email Jan. 28 or email her at lingchu115@gmail.com for info/to get on the list.

GVH Lagoon Valley Challenge XC Race, Aug. 31. Craighton is coordinating the committee. If you have an interest in seeing this occur flawlessly, sign on and give him a hand. Contact him at craighton54@hotmail.com

Q1 Club Meeting notes are now posted on the website from the meeting Tuesdays Feb 12th.

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!