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Our GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge is September 4, 2022, Sunday. GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge

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.

9/6/2022 Announcement:

Hello GVH,

Looks like the triple digits will be with us a little longer… Please stay hydrated and adjust your pace accordingly.

Thank you to everyone for coming out to help with the Lagoon Valley X-C race. It sounds like it was a big success!

Speaking of X-C, we have our own GVH teams that compete in races in the Sacramento area and throughout the Bay Area from now through early December. These are fun and fast races that usually vary in distance from 5K to 10 K and have varying terrain through parks, golf courses, etc. Car pools usually form and sometimes folks stay for coffee or breakfast after the race before returning to Davis. Be sure to check out the race we are hosting on 09/04. Please reach out if you are interested so we can connect you with carpools and more.

Our 2023 membership drive has begun so anyone who joins or renews on or after Sept 1, will be paid up for the rest of this year and all of next. Please tell any friends who might be interested in joining! Dues will stay at $25 for 2023 but there are also buttons on the PayPal link for optional donations. You can pay your dues by following this link to pay with Paypal: https://www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/team-roster-and-stats It is also possible to pay with check or cash if desired, just reach out to us make arrangements.

Tuesday night workouts continue to meet at 5:45 PM for the warm up and 6:10 PM for intervals. Watch for the weekly announcement from Craighton for each week's location.

The Thursday morning track workout meets at the UCD track for intervals after a dynamic warm up that begins at 7:45 AM. This group usually heads for coffee after for those who are able to stay.

The Thursday evening workout starts and finishes at the south end of the Central Park at the corner of 3rd and C with runners departing at 5:55 PM. This is a 7 mile loop usually run at an easy pace.

Saturday morning workouts meet at 8:00 in front of Fleet Feet with runners heading out at 8:10 AM for a 7 or 10 mile loop. There are informal options for shorter and longer distances on Saturdays.

Hopefully everyone saw MIckey’s email about trying Slack. "This is a chat board/messaging app for us to use to chat with other members, invite others to workouts, plan club events, etc. Slack is accessible from either computer or phone app, and will be replacing our current GVH GroupMe channels.

For the first month, we'll have the following link open for active GVH members to use to sign up. After that, we'll switch to direct email invites. Please use your real name on the account, so we can ensure only active members join and help prevent spam.

Here's the signup link:

https://join.slack.com/t/goldenvalleyharriers/shared_invite/zt-1elspukid-qUAbJTWtXAkbEUSb_319iQ "

Have a great week and stay cool however you can!


Contact Us



Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click on the links for more information)

9/6/2022 Tuesday Speed Workout 6 pm Covell Park

9/11/2022 XC Golden Gate Park Open - 4 miles, no day of race registration

9/17/2022 XC Rebel Challenge, 6K, Ancil Hoffman

9/24/2022 XC Garin Park - 5K, Hayward

10/2/2022 Urban Cow Half Marathon

10/9/2022 XC Tamalpa - 4.2 miles, China Camp,

10/15/2022 XC Willow Hills - 5K, Folsom

10/15/2022 Roctobrewfest - 5K, 5 mile

10/29/2022 XC Matt Yeo Aggie Open - 4.2 miles, Martinez

11/6/2022 Run the Parkway 20 mile and half marathon, Sacramento

11/13/2022 Clarksburg Country Run 5K, 10K, Half, 30K - the tune up for CIM

11/19/2022 Davis Turkey Trot 2 mile, 5K, 10K, (unofficial 15K), and half marathon (GVH is pacing)

11/20/2022 PAUSATF XC championships

12/10/2022 USATF National Club XC championships

12/4/2022 California International Marathon

12/18/2022 Christmas Relays, Lake Merced, SF

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