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.
2020 Membership: We are starting our membership drive for the next calendar year. Information is at the link in the left margin or here.
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.
11/17 e-mail from GVH President, Mike Johnson:
GVH'ers...what a great weekend to run, whether you headed down the Putah Creek Levee, the trails in Auburn or the Regional Championship XC at Golden Gate Park, we're getting our fair share of runnable days this month! Speaking of XC...GVH had 13 runners attack the hills, rocks, sand and gopher holes at Golden Gate Park this morning for the Pacific Association USATF XC finals. It's a competitive team-oriented event, humbling but a lot of fun. Joannie Siegler won her age group!
Next year the National Club USATF XC Meet returns Dec. 12 to Golden Gate Park. This brings teams from around the country to compete! A bit early to register now but you've got 12 months to plan your training!
2020 Club Membership Renewal is ready for you to check off your list! Visit our website to renew. PLUS, you can make an end of year tax deductible donation to the GVH Endowment Fund...This year we have a matching donation from two members up to $500 total -- so your donation can count double!
Endowment Match Challenge! While you complete your 2020 renewal, donate to our 501c3 non-profit endowment fund. Profits from our endowment fund are designed to help offset our club's expenses. This year we have a matching challenge by anonymous benefactors -- if we can get $500 in donations they will kick in an additional $500! We're on our way with over $300 received so far!
Davis Turkey Trot Half Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 23. We'll have the GVH tent in place for you to stash your gear - thanks to all our pacers running this day! NOTE: Fleet Feet has many runners attending this event and may not be open at 8 am - drop gear in nearby car if this occurs.
GVH Christmas Party, Saturday, Dec. 14, Davis Community Church, 6:30 to 10 pm...we need your volunteerism! Let Scott know if you can help with Clean Up....roughly 10-10:30 pm. We’re going “sustainable” — everyone brings their own plates, glasses and utensils. Pot luck as we did last year, dishes by last name (more to come on this). Contact Scott, email@example.com
Capitol 5k (CIM race weekend), Saturday, Dec. 7. Use code AmbassLiz20 for 15% off online registration.
Super Sunday Run, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, Use code AmbassLiz20 for 15% off online registration. Registration at www.runsra.org.
Napa Valley Marathon, Half, 5K, Sunday, March 1 - use code NVMJUAN for $10 off registration. For more info: https://napavalleymarathon.org/race-information/
Sactown 10 Mile Run, Sunday, April 5, 2020 . AmbassLiz20 for 15% off online registration. Registration at www.runsra.org.
Running Gear for purchase
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!