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.

Announcements (7/18/2021):

Happy National Ice Cream Day GVH!

The GVH board held their quarterly meeting via Zoom on Monday. The minutes are posted on the website. Some of the highlights included an update on the plans for the Lagoon Valley XC race on 9/5, suggestions for recruiting new members, planning for the return of the GVH Winter Holiday Party in December, and plans for the next quarterly club meeting August 3rd.

The club meeting will take place August 3rd at 6:45 PM, immediately following the speed workout at Mace Ranch Park. The meeting will take place in the picnic gazebo again, and there will be a zoom option for those who wish to attend remotely. For those attending in-person there will be a potluck picnic so please bring food and beverages to share. In addition to the regular cub business, we are looking for a few members who might want to give a brief 5-minute talk about a running related topic. Please share your knowledge and stories with the club! If interested, please reach out to me at angiehart@me.com Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Please plan to volunteer at the Cross-Country race that GVH is hosting at Lagoon Valley in Vacaville on September 5. It is possible to race and volunteer, and we will need all hands on deck. More details to come, but please save the date and plan to join us for a fun day of racing and cheering!

Many thanks to Jim Farrar for hosting a really fun Hash Run from him home in West Davis. It was a fun new way to run with club members, exploring neighborhoods we don’t usually get to run in. The false trails made for some interesting diversions and the beer and pretzels at the end were delicious.

The GVH Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday to discuss The Mosquito by Timothy Winegard. For more information about joining the book club, please contact Steve S.

The Tuesday night workouts will continue to meet at 5:45 PM for the warm up and 6:05 PM for intervals. Watch for the weekly announcement from Craighton for each week's location.

The Thursday night workouts start and finish at the south end of the Central Park at the corner of 3rd and C with runners departing at 5:55 PM.

Saturday morning workouts meet at 8:00 in front of Fleet Feet with runners heading out at 8:10 AM. Jake will be opening the store before/after the run if anyone needs the restroom or to store extra layers, keys, etc.

Have a great week!


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

Community Actions:

  • GVH donated $1065 total to 3 high school XC running programs (at right, coaches from Woodland and Pioneer High Schools receiving checks)

  • Supported our aid station at mile 65 of the Western States 100 mile race

  • Prepared to host a PAUSATF race: GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge

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