The 17th annual Golden Valley Harriers Labor Day Races is held at the Davis Commons in Downtown Davis right next door to the UC Davis Campus. The flat, fast courses are chip timed, winding through the shaded bike paths and green belts of South Davis. A beautifully designed tech shirt is included for the first 1,000 entrants, standard cotton otherwise. Expect a healthy and delicious breakfast after from Whole Foods Market, random finisher prizes, and free down loadable photos of your race.
Labor Day Races has been a international exchange race with our sister city, Inuyama, Japan. Golden Valley Harrier is a running club in Davis and a 501C3 Non-profit dedicated to supporting running in the community. Last year, over $12,000 was raised and given to local running programs. This year�s beneficiaries include: Davis High School Cross Country, Woodland High School Cross Country, Dixon High School Cross Country and Team Davis (athletes with special needs).
Races start and finish at the Davis Commons on the corner of 1st and D streets in Downtown Davis. To get there take the Richards Blvd North exit off of I-80, enter downtown Davis through the railroad underpass, and you are there.
Ample free parking is available on the streets and garages of downtown Davis and Parking Lot A at 1st and A st. nearby on the UCD Camputs; however, the parking lot behind the Davis Commons will be closed for the race activities.
GVH and Davis Commons will award the top three overall finishers and the top three finishers in each age group, male and female, for both the 5K and 10K.
Age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Kids in the 1K fun run will receive a cotton t-shirt and medal.
We will be collecting used shoes for donation to the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee, which helps families in the Sacramento area. Shoes of all types and conditions will be accepted.
Race packets can be picked up at the Davis Commons (1st and D streets) during the following times and dates.
Sep. 1-2 (Sat & Sun) 11 a.m. -5 p.m.
Sep. 3 (Race Day) 6:30 -7:30 a.m.
10K run or 5K run walk $27 by Sep. 2 $30 Race Day Sep. 3 Kids 1K fun run (ages 12 and under) $15 pre-reg or race day, (no official timing or placing)
Online registration is closed, please register in person at Davis Commons (1st and D streets) during the following dates and times: