Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010

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Jan. 18

Juneau Youth Wrestling Club, 6:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy, Tornados Youth Wrestling Club begins season Jan. 18. Practices will be Monday through Wednesday from 6:15-7:15 for ages 5-12, 7:30-8:45 for older wrestlers. Tornados' wrestling is for boys and girls age 5 to 18 who are interested in learning wrestling skills. Adult wrestlers and coaches are welcome and encouraged to participate. Information and registration packets are available online at Details: Bob 789-0874 or Chad 523-5240. Registration fee is $65., $65. Details: 586-2990.

Jan. 23

SERR Potluck & Awards - 6 p.m., DIPAC. Contact Zane Clark at or 789-2583. Please bring a dish to share, Empire Cup Awards distributed.

Feb. 13

Sweethearts' Relay (EC) - two- and three-mile legs, 10 a.m., Douglas fire hall. Contact Dan Robinson at 364-2521 or

March 13

Flannagan's Run (EC) - 10 a.m., Douglas fire hall, five miles or one mile.

March 27

Glacier 10k and 1 Mile (EC) - 10 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier parking lot, 10k or 1 mile. Contact Scott May at 790-4544 or for more information. This is a fundraiser for the JDHS track and field team.

April 10

Hospice Race (NS) - 9 a.m., Twin Lakes, 5k. Contact Lori or Tony Yorba at 463-3987 or Proceeds benefit Hospice & Homecare of Juneau.

April 17

Waterfront Awareness Run (NS) - 10 a.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 5k. Contact Paul DeSloover at 586-6709 or

April 24

Rotary Park Fun Run for Kids - 9 p.m., Rotary Park, Mendenhall Valley, 1 mile. Contact Colleen Jardell at 364-2600 or

May 1

Spring Tide Scramble (EC) (P) - 9 a.m., Fish Creek Bridge (North Douglas Highway), three miles (out and back across wetlands), or seven miles (out and back, plus Fish Creek Trail). Contact Suzanne McGee at 364-5264 or

May 8

Magnificent Mendenhall Mud Puddle Meet (EC) - 9 a.m., UAS parking lot, nine miles or one mile. Contact Glenn Frick at 789-7279.

May 15

Nugget Alaskan Outfitters Lena Loop Run (EC) - 9 a.m., Lena Beach picnic area, 5k. Call Dan Robinson at 364-2521 or at

May 29

Seacoast Relay - 9 a.m., Lena Picnic Area, finish at UAS, five-person relay with varied distances. Contact Sherry Tamone at 321-8559 or

June 8

Eagle River Scout Trail Run (EC) - 6 p.m., Eagle River Boy Scout Trailhead, 6k. Contact Zane Clark at 789-2583 or

June 19

Ben Blackgoat Memorial Race (EC) - 9 a.m., Perseverance Trail, meet at the end of Basin Road, two, four or seven miles. Contact Paul and Dianne DeSloover at 586-6709 or

June 23

East Glacier Trail Tangle - 6 p.m., trailhead past Garnet Street off Mendenhall Loop Road, six miles on trails.

June 26

Treadwell Twosome 5k - 9 a.m., Saviko Park, Douglas (Sandy Beach). Each person runs a 5k in a two-person team that can be formed on the day of the race. Contact Guy Thibodeau at 463-8442 or Paul DeSloover at 586-6709 or pdesloover@yahoo. com

June 26

Only Fools Run at Midnight (NS) - 11:59 p.m., Centennial Hall, 5k run or one-mile walk. Registration forms and info at Contact Southeast Alaska Independent Living at 586-4920 or

July 4

Douglas 2-Mile Fun Run - TBD. Contact Paul Voelckers at 364-3265.

July 7

Midsummer Night Run (EC) - 6 p.m., False Outer Point Recreational Area, 10k or one mile. Contact Sharon Buis at 586-4384 or

July 10

Windfall Lake Challenge (EC) - 9 a.m., Skaters Cabin, Skaters Cabin Road, about 13 miles.

July 17

McDowell Group Governor's Cup 5k and Kid's 1 Mile (EC) - 5k starts at 9 a.m. at the Court House on 4th and Main; 1 Mile starts at 10 a.m. at the 5k finish area (next to the Red Cross building). Contact Jim Grammel at 586-6126 or

July 24

Mount Roberts Tram Run (EC) (P) - 9 a.m., Mt. Roberts Lower Tram parking lot, 3.5 miles ascending 1,800 feet, finishes at the Cross. Contact Dirk Miller at 463-6751 or

July 31

Frank Maier Memorial Marathon and Douglas Half Marathon (EC) - 7 a.m. (Full), 9 a.m. (Half), Savikko Park, Douglas, one hour earlier available starts for slower runners, 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles (certified courses). Entry forms available at Contact Kimberly Vaughan at or Brian Bezenek at

Aug. 7

Sprint Triathlon (NS) - 9 a.m., Auke Lake, 750-meter swim, 20k bike ride and 5k run. Contact John Bursell at 789-5997 or or Tracy Rivera at 463-1529 or

Aug. 14

Eaglecrest Road Race (EC) - 9 a.m., .9 miles up Eaglecrest Road, five miles or 1 mile (course and start TBD). Contact Anne Johnson at 523-9336 or



• Learn to skate - The Juneau skating club is having open enrollment in Session 3 of the club's basic skill skating classes. Registration is now open and a discount applies for early registration. Group lessons begin Jan. 15 and meet Fridays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 11:45-12:45 p.m. Hockey skills classes start Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Register and get more information online at, call 523-9115 or e-mail

• Interested in earning a day pass or lesson up at Eaglecrest? The ORCA Ski/Snowboard program is looking for ski and snowboard volunteers this winter. We are up at Eaglecrest every weekend, January through March, and provide adaptive ski/snowboard lessons to individuals who experience disabilities. Benefits include lessons and training regarding adaptive gear for skiing/snowboarding, a day pass or lesson earned for each day volunteered, and the opportunity to meet new people. Call 586-0104, or e-mail, for more information.



• TMHS Cheerleader Babysitting Club - The Thunder Mountain cheerleaders are offering a babysitting service throughout the school year. Red Cross/CPR-trained cheerleaders will work for you in pairs for your babysitting needs. Please call coach Julie Wyatt at 957-0380 for details and to schedule your babysitters.

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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