Running elevates your heart rate. People do this for exercise, for sport, for social interaction, to escape incarceration, or simply for the merits of being outside. You can run most anywhere, but there are some places to run that are better than others. Also, no matter how slow you are, you're faster than these joggers. Also, check out some of the favorite training runs of the top-ranked Davis High cross country team on these interactive maps — http://www.dhscrosscountry.com/nss-folder/greenbeltroutes/index.html — created as an Eagle Scout project by former team member Kenny Durell, Class of 2008, now running for Columbia University. On the green belt, Bot's-dots mark every half mile on the routes and online the maps include water fountain locations. All runs begin and end at the high school track, giving you an opportunity to check out the new stadium on your way out and back.
If you are out running it can be useful to know where water fountains are located. There is a editable Google map with some fountains around Davis.
Some training plans require uphill running, which is challenging in Davis. The Davis High cross country team runs on the itty bitty hills at the corner of F. St. and Covell (Community Park). There's also a modest hill there in the form of a pedestrian walkway over Covell. There's a significantly larger flyover on the Davis Bike Loop over I-80, between the Richards and Mace exits. Aside from those very limited hills, you could do some trail running over at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, if you don't mind a bit of a drive (~30 mins), or you could go with hill settings on a treadmill.
- Warrior Dash Obstacle Race — Oct. 26, 2013 at the Yolo Land & Cattle ranch in western Yolo County
- Davis Stampede — 5k, 10k, half marathon
- Turkey Trot — 1/4 mile (kids), 5k, 10k
- Dog N Jog and Competitive Run — 5K, 10K, 1 mile Dog Jog, Pet Health Fair, October 27, 2007
- Walk n'Roll for Mental Health
- Winters Jr Warriors Sponsorship/Donation Request — Buckhorn Tri-Tip $23.00 each
Where to Run
- Davis High School Cross Country
- Golden Valley Harriers
- Team in Training
- UC Davis Cross Country
- The Aggies Running Club