GVH Group Runs
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.)
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.
In less than ideal conditions and true to the soul of a runner, the GVH pacers lead the way for others through a cold, windy and rainy Davis Stampede. A special shout out to Carolyn Summer, Matt Busse, Mickey Bartko and Lauren Prince for staffing the GVH tent.
Please consider volunteering during the next GVH pacing opportunity. Thank you Ernest and Mark for making these “give backs to the running community” opportunities possible.
Mark your calendar! A general club meeting will be held at Steve’s Pizza on March 14 following the Tuesday night workout. Hope to see you at the March 14 workout and club meeting.
This week's workouts:
Tuesday (2/28) UC Davis Track; 5:45 pm warm-up; intervals start at 6:10 (see Craighton Chin's February 25 email or click here for workout information)
Special Note about Tuesday’s Workout: We did this workout 4 weeks ago and now let’s check your progression. Feel free to run this mile time trial as fast as you want; however, it is meant to run at a more comfortable interval pace where you can’t carry on a conversation but you are not spent at the finish. We will do one more track workout then after we spring our clocks forward, we will start heading out for different venues.
Thursday Morning Track Workout (3/2); 7:45 am dynamic warmup; 8 am workout. Contact Joachim at email@example.com if there are questions.
Thursday (3/2) 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 (3/4) 7 or 10 mile loop; 8 am meet up at Fleet Feet; departs at 8:10
Have a great week.
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.
2/28/2022 Tuesday Speed Workout go to This Week's Workouts
3/5/2023 Napa Valley Marathon
3/11/2023 Shamrock’n 5K 10K
3/12/2023 Shamrock’n Half Marathon,
3/14/2023 General Club meeting at Steve’s Pizza after the workout
3/19/2023 Oakland Marathon Marathon starts at 7am, Half at 9am
3/19/2023 Dublin 5K carpool, contact joannie
3/25/2023 Lucky 7 5K and 7K in Davis
4/2/2023 Sactown 10 miler
4/17/2023 Boston Marathon
4/29/2023 Parkway Half Marathon along the American River
4/30/2023 Big Sur Marathon is sold out, but Reed has a friend that needs to sell an entry. The deadline to transfer entry is 2/28/2023.
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
6/24/2023 Western States Endurance Run contact Ling-Ru to volunteer at the aid station and if you are interested in applying for the club slot in the run.
7/23/2023 Wharf to Wharf Capitola, this last storm took out the pier
8/27/2023 Santa Rosa Marathon and Half
10/15/2023 GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge - new date
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