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.

Tuesday Night Speed Workout

Event Volunteering

Cross Country Racing

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 on:

For more details, see Nicole's weekly e-mail message, or go to the Workouts and Events page. 

5/28 Tuesday and 6/1/2024 Saturday runs

5/26 Tilden Tough Ten


Race Photos

On May 26, Allison, Heather, and Angie represented GVH at the Tilden Tough Ten, a scenic run along the crest of the Berkeley Hills.

For the first time this year, the Tilden Tough Ten was not held the same day as the Bay to Breakers which it was widely known for. This race is also known for a limited number of runners (only 250 this year).

Have race photos you want shared in the weekly updates? Send them over and I am more than happy to include them.

June 5 - Local Global Running Day Events

From NYRR:

Join the free Virtual NYRR Global Running Day 5K Powered by Strava by running or walking 3.1 miles anywhere as the running community comes together on Global Running Day 2024! Between June 1 and June 9, lace up your shoes and run with the world with thousands of other participants in celebration of a day that encourages everyone to stay active and healthy.

Local group run events on Wednesday, June 5:

*New from last week

I will be going to Super Owl. Hope to see some of you there.

Request by June 9 - GVH Pride-Themed Merch

Hi all, Heather is preparing to order Pride-themed GVH merch. Request an order by Sunday, June 9, and you might get your gear in a week or so.

See Heather’s (heatherjones0220@gmail.com) message:


These are the items that are available for a quick turnaround. No tech tees available.

I'd be willing to take orders through next Sunday (06/09), then make a group order and folks could Venmo me. They'd take about a week even though it says "next day printing.” Maybe we'd have them in time for the party? 

June 15 - Volunteers Needed for GVH Anniversary BBQ

We currently have about 7 volunteers. Please consider volunteering and contact lillianhayden@gmail.com if you want to give back to the club and be more connected. We could use some help, especially with the games and activities.


As you may or may not remember, 2024 is the 30th Anniversary of GVH!

What: Potluck BBQ

Where: Slide Hill Park Picnic Area

When: June 15th @ 5:30pm

More details to follow. Let Lilly know if you are willing & able to help out -specifically looking for:

~Grillmaster(s) - starting the coals and minding the grills

~Games - coordinating some outdoor games or activities


Spring Birthdays at the GVH BBQ

Calling all April-June birthday celebrants! Let’s celebrate your birthdays during our GVH BBQ which is in less than two weeks.

Chris Dunn will be celebrating his 56th birthday on June 11. Most recently, his running anniversary was May 31, going on two years of training.

Western States Endurance Run Volunteers Confirmation

WSER is in less than a month (June 29-30). Ling sent out volunteer confirmation emails this weekend.

Please confirm with Ling if you are still able to volunteer during the designated shift or not.

Returning Regular Trail Runs Interest

There is interest in having regular (maybe monthly) trail run outings. I heard that most of that organizing started in Slack.

If you are interested in organizing one for GVH, let me know, or feel free to inform the club through the listserv/Slack.

I (and potentially a few others) will be doing the long course for the Blood, Sweat, and Bears in late July and will need to go up to Auburn a couple of times before then. It would be nice to trail run with a group.

Summer/Fall Group Training Opportunities - XC and CIM

1) Craighton will start tailoring the Tuesday evening workouts for the upcoming USATF PA cross-country season starting in late August. I plan to join the women’s team for the first time this year. I hope to see some new faces join me.

2) Several GVHers will be training for the California International Marathon (CIM) for the first time. If you are looking to train for your first marathon with a group this summer/fall, this is a great time to start. FYI, CIM Gold Tier registration is about 50% filled.

New/Returning Members

Jane S. and John C. are back with GVH.

Carolynne B. is a new member who ran with us last Saturday. She joined after serendipitously seeing us during our Mace Ranch bike path speed workout. Welcome!


We have triple-digit weather on Tuesday and Wednesday. If running later in the day, remember to stay hydrated and take some electrolytes. Consider lowering the intensity of your workout or taking some more breaks.

Upcoming Events

Let Craighton know if there are events that you want to be added to the calendar.

*PA events are on the PAUSATF race series that involve individual and team scoring plus prize money. You must be a member of the PAUSATF to score. 

Nicole Osorio


3.8 mile route from Sudwerks

3 mile loop in South Davis

7 mile loop from Sudwerk 

Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454

Facebook: Join our Facebook group.

Strava: Join our Strava club

Instagram: Follow us @gvh_davis

Community Actions:

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

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.