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.

You donate directly to the club general fund to specific activities:

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.


10/13 e-mail from GVH President, Mike Johnson:

GVH'ers, Lot's happening this month, XC, Turkey Trot pacing, other unique events, even Christmas Party discussion! Be part of it...this is your club!

Next XC Race is the Mat Yeo Aggies XC Open in Martinez, Saturday, Oct. 19. Contact your XC captain (Jose, Joannie or Craighton) to arrange for carpools.

Sophia Yin Mile Time Trial, Tuesday, October 22, 6:15 pm. Rachel Boddy Send off 7:15 pm, Pizza & Pints. As a remembrance to Sophia Yin, a long time GVH'er, we're trying something new in 10 days! Three separate timed mile runs! Sub 6 minute mile, sub 7 minute mile, sub 8 minute at the UCD Track. Meet as usual at Fleet Feet, warm up to the track, get a few sprints in and give it a go! Quicker runners can join subsequent time trials to encourage our team members.

Plus our GVH mate Rachel Boddy is heading to The Netherlands for a long term gig... in November for work and study --a few of us will meet at the new Pizza & Pints, 3rd & B Street after the run to say bon voyage!

Davis Turkey Trot Half Marathon Pacing, Saturday, Nov. 23. Info is coming shortly for sign ups to pace runners through this event! Watch for an email from Ernie or Mark!

WSER Slot Submittal....GVH is fortunate to manage the Cal 1 aid station each June with club volunteers (if you haven't done it...it is fun)! Each aid station captain can award a WSER entry to someone who has demonstrated a strong record of volunteering to the running community, especially for the WSER and GVH. See the e-mail from Mike or contact the two aid station captains for more information (Ling and/or Bruce).

GVH Holiday Party, Saturday, Dec. 14, Davis Community Church, more details to come....but we need your volunteerism! Let Scott Sambucci know if you can step up again or if you want to get involved for the first time.

Race Discounts:

Capitol 5k(CIM race weekend), Saturday, Dec. 7. Use code AmbassLiz20 for 15% off online registration. Rates increase Oct. 10, so take advantage of the discount now!


Napa Valley Marathon, Half, 5K, Sunday, March 1 - use code NVMJUAN for $10 off registration. For more info: https://napavalleymarathon.org/race-information/

GVH workouts for the week: See the weekly e-mail from Craighton 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!