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.)

Club Members are added to the list serve and receive notices of other activities such as:

  • trail runs

  • book club

  • golf

  • social events

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.

11/20/2022 Announcement:

Hello running friends!

One more review of our 2023 GVH Board with one new addition. Many thanks again to all who volunteered!

The 2023 Board members will be:

President: Norman Coppinger

Vice President: Mickey Bartko

Treasurer: Craighton Chin

Secretary: Steve Barton

Members at Large: Steve Shaffer, Jim Farrar, Reed Thayer and maybe YOU??? We could still use one additional 1 member at large. It is a one-year term that begins in January.

The 4th Quarter Club meeting will be held on December 17 at Dunloe Brewery on Olive Dr. More details to follow but save the date for some festive socializing with your GVH friends!

Thank you to all who volunteered to pace the 1/2 marathon at the Davis Turkey Trot yesterday. I can’t wait to hear how it went for everyone. Keep your eye out for future pacing opportunities. It is a great way to give back to the running community.

I also can’t wait to hear how the X-C Regional Championships went this morning! I hope everyone had a great day racing in Golden Gate Park. The National Championships are will also be held in Golden Gate Park on December 10. This is a very spectator friendly course and I encourage everyone to go watch these talented runners. We are lucky to have this inspiring running event as a “local” race this year. You won’t want to miss it.

Our 2023 membership drive began on September 1 so anyone who joins or renews now, will be paid up for the rest of this year and all of next. Please tell any friends who might be interested in joining! Dues will stay at $25 for 2023 but there are also buttons on the PayPal link for optional donations. The new link is now: https://www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/membership It is also possible to pay with check or cash if desired, just reach out to us make arrangements.

The shareable link to sign up for Slack is now expired, and we're switching to direct email invites only. As members join or renew their 2023 membership, they'll be sent an email invite to join Slack if they haven't already created an account. If any current members missed the initial signup, they'll get another invitation when they renew. Reach out to Mickey if you need another invite or have any issues setting up your account.

Tuesday night workouts continue to meet at 5:45 PM for the warmup and 6:10 PM for intervals. Watch for the weekly announcement from Craighton for each week's location. You will need lights!

The Thursday morning track workout meets at the UCD track for intervals after a dynamic warm up that begins at 7:45 AM. This group usually heads for coffee after for those who can stay.

The Thursday evening workout is back to starting and finishing at the NW corner of 3rd and C. Runners depart at 5:55 PM. This is a 7-mile loop usually run at an easy pace. You will need lights!

Saturday morning workouts meet at 8:00 in front of Fleet Feet with runners heading out at 8:10 AM for a 7- or 10-mile loop. There are informal options for shorter and longer distances on Saturdays. Plan to stay for coffee after if you can.

I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know I am very grateful for my GVH family!


Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)

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

11/22/2022 Tuesday Speed Workout go to This Week's Workouts

12/10/2022 USATF National Club XC championships: register by Nov 28.

12/10/2022 Jingle Bell 5K Sacramento

12/4/2022 California International Marathon

12/18/2022 Christmas Relays, Lake Merced, SF

2/5/2023 Kaiser SF 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

2/26/2023 Davis Stampede 5K 10K Half

3/5/2023 Napa Valley Marathon

3/11/2023 Shamrock’n 5K 10K

3/12/2023 Shamrock’n Half Marathon

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

Community Actions:

  • In August 2022, GVH donated $1815 total to 3 high school XC running programs: Dixon, Woodland, and Pioneer (in Woodland)

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

  • Hosted a PAUSATF race: GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge

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