Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Feb. 15

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.

Feb. 16

Soccer Referee Clinic, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Library, Improve the quality of Juneau soccer by becoming a certified referee. The clinic starts February 16 and runs through February 28. All sessions will be held at the Mendenhall Library. Cost is $80 for new referees and $70 for recertifying referees. No age restrictions. For exact clinic dates and times or for more information, contact Tim Cottongim at 789-7924 or$80 for new referees, $70 for recertifying referees. Details: (907) 789-7924.


Women's Climbing Class, 7:30 p.m., The Rock Dump, Learn the basics of rock climbing or refine your climbing techniques and training. Every Wednesday.$5 for Rock Dump members; $15 for non-members.. Details: (907) 586-4982.

Feb. 21

Cowboy Action Shoot, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Single Action Shooting society monthly Cowboy shoot. Loads of fun and old west first time 10.00 afterwards. Details: (907) 789-7498.

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



• Improve the quality of Juneau soccer by becoming a certified referee. The clinic starts February 16 and runs through Feb. 28. All sessions will be held at the Mendenhall Library. Cost is $80 for new referees and $70 for recertifying referees. No age restrictions. For exact clinic dates and times or for more information, contact Tim Cottongim at 789-7924 or

• 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.

•Thunder Mountain High School is seeking a dance/drill coach for the 2010-11 school year. For more information, or to apply, please contact Rhonda Hickock, TMHS Activities Director, at 780-1910.



• 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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