GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge - 3 miles

September 4, 2022 -- Sunday

This 3 mile XC race is open to all runners, members and non-members. The big high school Lagoon Valley Classic will be held on Saturday, the day before our race. This course is well known on the prep circuit for smooth footing, a challenging hill, and central location between the Bay Area and Sacramento.

Note the earlier race times to take advantage of the cool delta morning:

  • 0800 Master's Men (40+)

  • 0845 Women

  • 0930 Open Men


  1. On line: Ultra Sign-up. Online registration closes August 30, 2022.

  2. Mail: Fill this FORM, a check for $20 made out to GVH, and mail to GVH, PO Box 454, Davis, CA 95617. Must be received by August 30, 2022.

  3. Race Day: Will accept cash, check, or credit card. Race day entry fee is $30.

If you are comp entry, notify the race director at info@goldenvalleyharriers.org

This is the classic 3 mile high school varsity XC course with aptly name Big Mama hill in the first mile

Enjoy this video of the course

Additional Attractions / Activities:

  • Bring your dog to the dog park next to the lagoon.

  • Park has biking and hiking trails, and disc golf.

  • The outlet malls are only a couple of exits away.

  • Plan your trip at www.visitvacaville.com/

We also suggest:

  • Journey Coffee https://www.journeycoffeeco.com/, (the donut shop next door often has lines out the door)

  • Heretic Brewing in Fairfield

  • There are multiple food options at the Nut Tree shopping and Outlet Mall areas.


  • From the Bay Area on east bound I-80, take the Pena Adobe exit.

  • From Sacramento on west bound I-80, take exit 51B and follow the signs to Lagoon Valley Park

The start is near the restrooms.

Note: Parking fee is $5. You can pay online in advance or at two pay stations. For info, go to: www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/government/parks-and-recreation/lagoon-valley-parking

Thanks to all of you who raced Lagoon Valley in 2021. Air quality and weather was good. Kudos to the City of Vacaville for prepping the course to make sure the footing was good and the hazards were well marked over this course with 2 big hills. Please notify me, Craighton, at info@goldenvalleyharriers.org if you have any questions or concerns.

PAUSATF comped runners: contact info@goldenvalleyharriers.org

Race Results



These are the preliminary results for the 2022 GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge. The official results for scoring will be on the PAUSATF website.

Men Master results

Women Race

Men Open