GVH Group Runs

Event Volunteering

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.

Update 9/11/2023

American long distance runner Kara Goucher sums it up nicely – “It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going. If you’re putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club.” So put on your shoes, head out the door and join your fellow club members this week for a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday workout.


Club Meeting:


Following Tuesday’s (9/12) workout a general club meeting will be held at Steve’s Pizza. The agenda includes:


1.       Socializing

2.       Welcome (7:30)

3.       Financial Report

4.       Endowment Report

5.       GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge – Coordinating Event & Volunteers

6.       December Holiday Party – Interest & Volunteers

7.       Logo Redesign


GVH Logo Redesign:


Following the March 28 general club meeting, a request was submitted to the board to consider updating or revising the club’s logo. In response to the request, the board asked a committee of volunteers to consider whether the current logo should be modernized or redesigned. Through their efforts, the committee has developed three updated logos for the club to consider during Tuesday’s general membership meeting at Steve’s Pizza before submitting them to the club for a vote. Thank you to committee co-chairs Lilly Hayden and Heather Jones for overseeing the design efforts.



Local XC Race:


If you are interested in experiencing a cross-country race this season, the Rebels XC Challenge on Saturday, September 16 is the perfect venue. Held in Ancil Hoffman Regional Park in Carmichael, the 6k race is a largely scenic flat course over a perfect mix of grass and single-track dirt that includes a short hill. Click here to learn more or register for the race. Online registration ($25) ends Friday, September 15. On-site race day registration is $30.



This Week's Workouts:



Upcoming Races:


9/16/2023         PA XC Rebels XC Challenge – Carmichael, CA

9/30/2023         Urban Cow 5K Run/Walk – Sacramento, CA

10/1/2023         Urban Cow Half Marathon – Sacramento, CA

10/7/2023         Granite Head Trails & Ales – Granite Bay, CA

10/8/2023         PA XC Tamalpa China Camp – San Rafael, CA

10/15/2023       PA GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge – Vacaville, CA

10/21/2023       PA XC Willow Hills – Folsom, CA

10/28/2023       PA XC Matt Yeo – Martinez, CA

11/05/2023       Run The Parkway Half Marathon and 20 Miler – Sacramento, CA

11/05/2023       PA XC Garin Park – Hayward, CA

11/12/2023       Apple Hill Half Marathon & 5K – Camino, CA

11/12/2023       Clarksburg 30K, Half, 10K, 5K – Clarksburg, CA

11/18/2023       Davis Turkey Trot – Davis, CA

11/18/2023       PA XC Championships Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, CA

11/23/2023       Run To Feed The Hungry – Sacramento, CA

12/3/2023         California International Marathon (CIM) – Sacramento, CA


Have a great week.



Picnic Day 2023

Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454

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Instagram: Follow us @gvh_davis

UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)

Let me know if you have an event to add to the list.

4/29/2023 Parkway Half Marathon  along the American River

4/30/2023 Big Sur Marathon is sold out, but Reed has a friend that needs to sell an entry. The deadline to transfer entry is 2/28/2023.

5/7/2023 Avenue of the Giants 10K, Half, Full Marathon

5/7/2023 Bloomsday Spokane 

5/7/2023 Vancouver Marathon and Half

5/21/2023 Bay to Breakers SF

6/11/2023 Dipsea 

6/24/2023 Western States Endurance Run contact Ling-Ru to volunteer at the aid station and if you are interested in applying for the club slot in the run.

7/23/2023 Wharf to Wharf Capitola, this last storm took out the pier

8/27/2023 Santa Rosa Marathon and Half

10/15/2023 GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge - new date

Community Actions:

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