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.


5/19/2019 From GVH President, Mike Johnson:

Annie Ciernia leaves us for the great North in 10 days to further pursue her career in Vancouver, BC. Annie joined GVH in 2014...has been a board member, led our trail runs and competed admirably for the club at cross country, various road and ultra events during her time in Davis. Please wish her and husband Ben well as you see her running Davis streets for the last time! You'll be missed Annie!

GVH Summer Retreat, Sept 6-8. Due to availability we had to move to the week after Memorial Day. Once again we'll trek to the Helmus' Truckee location for great running and camaraderie. More info shortly from Joannie.

GVH XC Race Lagoon Valley Challenge, Aug 31, Saturday. All is continuing forward as we received the Pacific Association USATF sanction and are awaiting the national sanction. The Buffalo Chips running club in Sacramento will help us manage our inaugural XC race in turn GVH will provide 10 people to help at the Buffalo Stampede Sept 8. More on this as we approach the date.

PAUSATF Cross Country Series, starts Aug 17. It's not too early to start thinking about running on the GVH cross country team this Fall. In addition to our inaugural Aug. 31 race at Pena Adobe Park in Vacaville, there are another 10 opportunities to step up and measure your age group worth over 3-4 miles! XC races are broken into 3 separate races - Women, Masters (Men 40+), Open Men. Races cost on average $25.

In order to score on the GVH team you do need a USATF membership. One year is $30, https://www.pausatf.org/joinrenew-now/

Upcoming Local Races (Discount Codes):

Bay Laser Run, June 1. Community Park, Solar Panels Behind Pool, 7 a.m. Check-in , 8 a.m. First Race. Noon Running Clinic with 10K Olympian Dan Browne. More info at: https://davispentathlon.wordpress.com/davis-laser-run/ Check with Jim Farrar for first hand knowledge of this event. jimrun4beer@gmail.com

Rock Tahoe Half Marathon, June 15, 2019 https://raceroster.com/events/2019/18627/rock-tahoe-half-marathon

Use code SWEATPINK to save $10 on registration.

Napa Valley Marathon (Half Marathon) March 1, 2020., $10 discount code (NVMJUAN). Registration: http://napavalleymarathon.org/

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!