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 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.


7/7/2019 From GVH President, Mike Johnson:

GVH'ers, hope you're getting out to the 3 main workouts this summer now that the city population has dwindled...great parking downtown, good options for you to go out after your workout as well!

SRA "Runners at the River Cats" Thursday, July 11 --It should be a fun night and a great way to meet other runners in our community!

Here's the link to purchase tickets. https://groupmatics.events/event/SRA19?fbclid=IwAR17hOeSGlq7hmFhg4kgSgtoCrInplqHZisXwrxay1vPK_G2Hh7yQpoRMN0

GVH unofficial summer birthday celebration! Friday, July 12, at Super Owl, 5 p.m This is an unofficial event (i.e., GVH is not buying your beer)...but if you let Heather J know your birthday is indeed in the summer, we'll do a little call-out and you can help blow out some candles.

Davis Moonlight Half Marathon Pacing, Saturday, July 13, 7 pm. Pacing slots are filled but we could use alternates in case of last minute cancellations. See the doc for available slots. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ramobVaYpTUNNoCyKPrPem08fC1emQhKc4uCFbh-qQI/edit?usp=sharing

Contact Ernie S for more info.

GVH Summer Retreat, Sept 6-8, Once again we'll trek to the Helmus' Truckee location 11860 Deerfield Drive, Truckee. for great running and camaraderie. Lodging at the ski lodge is limited to 25 current GVH members at this time. Significant others may be added if we don't fill up by mid-August. The cost is $10 per night.

For more details and to reserve your spot go to the following link: https://www.goldenvalleyharriers.org/gvh-retreat Food is $10/day. You can have a "camper" experience and sleep in bunk beds in a shared room (Lodge) or find your own lodging nearby.

Any questions? Email Joannie S.

Volunteer Need for the Buffalo Stampede Sunday, Sept 8. We need 10 volunteers as course monitors as our commitment to the Chips for their XC help Aug. 31. Volunteers will start between 6:30 - 7 am (for instruction at the Scottish Rite Temple) and stay no later than 9:30 - 10:15 am, depending on their post.

Please email Scott Sambucci to let him know your preference for volunteering to step up Sept. 8.

GVH XC Race Lagoon Valley Challenge, Aug 31, Saturday. Volunteer signups will occur soon. Buffalo Chips will help us manage our inaugural XC race in return for us providing volunteers to their Sept 8 race mentioned above.

GVH Gear Sale! Was $Lots, now $10 each!

Mens Long Sleeve Logo Tops, size L, 3 Red, 1 Navy.

All Gender Trucker Caps, 5 remain.

Send me a note if you're interested. mikewaltjohnson@gmail.com

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GVH workouts for the week: See the weekly e-mail from Brendan Ward and/or check the Weekly Workouts page.

2019 Membership: Membership information is at the link on the left margin or here.

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Mailing Address:

Golden Valley Harriers

P.O. Box 454

Davis, CA 95617-454


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Running Gear for purchase

GVH Trucker Hat Sample

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!