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GVH MIssion

Founded July 1, 1996, GVH is dedicated to the sport of running in general and particularly to the sports of cross country, track and road racing. The main goal of GVH is to field full and competitive teams (male, female & masters) for regional and national competitions in cross country, road racing and track events. Simultaneously GVH wants to help promote individual achievement and success on a year round basis. Additionally, GVH sponsors and supports running related activities and education for youth and adults alike throughout the community.

GVH will provide:

  • Year-round, twice weekly team workouts (except for holidays and competition)
  • Access to coaching plans for various race distances and abilities
  • Individually modified plans at team workouts or by email contact with coach
  • Access to Referral Network (e.g. PT, Chiro, ART, etc.)
  • A supportive running community, with age-group team captains organizing events for each group
  • Opportunity to compete on teams at local, regional and national events
  • Financial support at designated national events (typically entry, hotel & ground transport).  See GVH website Genesee Valley Harriers – Premier Running Club ( for detailed benefits matrix/policy
  • ODP,  Age-graded (>87%) and GVH Race Directors athletes also qualify for other benefits. (e.g. Shoes, Indoor Track access, additional travel support, etc…)

I agree to:

  • Pay the annual dues and sign waiver (all athletes required for legal/insurance reasons)
  • Wear GVH gear at all GVH sponsored or designated competitions
  • Be an ambassador for the team. Represent the club to the best of your ability
  • Annual (or more frequent) review of training plans/results with Coach Reif
  • Compete  in a minimum of 2 GVH sponsored or designated events
  • Volunteer at GVH sponsored or designated events (or approved alternative activity)
  • Good faith effort to attend practices and communicate progress with Coach Reif
  • Willingness to compete for GVH in at least 1 USATF National competition or other high level GVH targeted event (ODP and Age-graded athletes expected to run at least 2 events)


94 Old Mill Road
Farmington, NY 14425 US

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