GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge - 3 miles

October 15, 2023 -- Sunday

***NEW FOR 2023***

The Lagoon Valley XC Challenge has been moved to October! We hope that this will provide cooler temperatures on race day then we previously had in September.

This 3 mile XC race is open to all runners, members and non-members. This course in the hills just outside of Vacaville is well known on the prep circuit for smooth footing, a challenging hill climb, and central location between the Bay Area and Sacramento. 

Start times have changed:


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:

We also suggest: 


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 2022. 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 2023 GVH Lagoon Valley XC Challenge. The official results for scoring will be on the PAUSATF website.

Men Master results 

Women Race  

Men Open