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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.

It was great to see so many GVHers turn out this past Saturday for a cool, crisp early morning workout.

This week's workouts:

  • Tuesday (1/24) UC Davis Track; 5:45 pm warm-up; Intervals start at 6:10 (see Craighton Chin's January 22 email or click here for workout information)

  • Thursday (1/26) easy pace 7 mile south Davis loop; 5:50 pm meet up at Central Park (corner C & 3 Street); departs at 5:55 -- remember to bring a light

  • Saturday (1/28) 7 or 10 mile loop; 8 am meet up at Fleet Feet; departs at 8:10

Volunteers needed:

  • 15 Pacers for the 40th Annual Davis Stampede Half Marathon (see Mark Goltz' January 20 email or click her for sign up). Contact Mark at mgoltz1951@gmail.com if there are questions.

GVH Membership:

If you haven't renewed your GVH membership for 2023, please take a moment to pay your GVH dues. Your dues help maintain the club and cover insurance and other club related expenses. Dues for 2023 are $25 and may be paid through PayPal, by check or cash. Please contact Craighton Chin if paying by check or cash.


Drinking enough water in the winter months can help keep a person warm, healthy, and comfortable. Hydration is important during every season, even winter.

2023 Board of Directors:

Comprised of volunteers, the board of directors support and advance the activities and mission of the Golden Valley Harriers running club. Please contact any board member if you have questions or suggestions on club activities, membership or workouts.

Norman Coppinger, President

Mickey Bartko, Vice President

Craighton Chin, Treasurer

Steve Barton, Secretary

Rithika Medari, At-Large

Steve Shaffer, At-Large

Jim Farrar, At-Large

Reed Thayer, At-Large

Have a great week and stay safe, especially when running during early morning or evening hours.


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.

1/31/2022 Tuesday Speed Workout go to This Week's Workouts

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,

3/19/2023 Oakland Marathon Marathon starts at 7am, Half at 9am

4/2/2023 Sactown 10 miler

4/17/2023 Boston Marathon

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

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

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

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