Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004

NEW CALENDAR ITEM

• Soccer referee certification - A three-day, 17-hour U.S. Soccer Federation referee certification course takes place Friday through Sunday, May 7-9, at the Douglas Library. The Friday session is 6-9 p.m., the Saturday session runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Sunday session is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course fee is $75. Info: Tim Cottongim, 789-7924.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Today, April 30

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Tee Harbor Road Race: Meet at 6 p.m. at the Tee Harbor Fire Station for a 6:30 p.m. race start. The course is 22 miles. There will be a 13.2-mile short course road race for recreational riders starting two minutes after the full-length event. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Today-Saturday, April 30-May 1

• Juneau-Douglas High School track and field - Juneau Invitational: The Crimson Bears host most of the top athletes from Region V in Southeast's largest regular-season meet. Events start at 2 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track. The high jump final starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

• Roughhouse Friday boxing - Fifth Annual Southeast Showdown: Fights start at 8:30 p.m. each night at Marlintini's Lounge. The top roughhouse boxers in Southeast Alaska compete in a two-day bracketed tournament. Tickets are on sale at ANB Hall and Marlintini's Lounge, and there is a discount for buying tickets to both fight nights. General admission is $22 per night, or $35 for both nights; ringside seats are $32 per night or $45 for both nights. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0799.

Saturday, May 1

• Southeast Road Runners club - Mendenhall Mud Puddle Meet: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Bay campus main parking lot for a 9 a.m. race start. Courses are 9 miles and 1 mile. Info: Glenn Frick, 789-7279.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, at the Mendenhall Valley Library in the Mendenhall Mall. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

• 20th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon entries - Participants must register from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, for this Sitka event that takes place starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 8. Adult athletes will complete a course with a 5-mile run, a 12-mile bike and a 1,000-meter swim. A short course of 2-mile run, 4-mile bike and 500-meter swim is available for athletes age 12-younger, and all bikers age 9-younger must be accompanied by an adult during their event. Several individual and team race categories are available, including family and corporate teams. The entry fee is $20 and it includes a t-shirt. All bikes must pass a safety inspection before the race, which is done by Yellow Jersey Bike Shop free of charge. Volunteers are needed. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024 or 747-3446, or by fax at 1-907-747-2616.

• Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay registration - Registration is open for this year's event, whoch will be held on June 19. Applications can be found on the Web at www.kcibr.org. Early registration lasts through May 21; fees vary, depending on race division. Info: KCIBR, 1-867-633-2579.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season will be starting soon. The first of four monthly tournaments is scheduled for May 1-2 on the new course at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• Juneau 4-H Spring Running Club - This program is for runners in grades 1-5, with a separate club for runners in grades 6-8. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at various locations around town through the spring and summer, at least through the Douglas Two-Mile run on July 4. Bring a water bottle and be dressed to run. If you did not attend the first meeting on April 8, please contact the University of Alaska Extension Office to register. Upcoming meeting places are the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track on April 29, the Auke Rec large shelter on May 6, Cope Park on May 13, the Riverbend Community School covered play area on May 20 and the Wetlands Trail on May 27. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell lead the group for grades 1-5, while Craig Farrington leads the middle school group. Parents are encouraged to run with their kids. The cost to join this program is $6 with checks made out to Juneau 4-H. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, Craig Farrington, 789-7963, or the UA Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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