Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 13

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Jack and Jill Relay: Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the top of the False Outer Point parking lot for a 6:30 p.m. race start. Course starts at the Rainforest Trailhead on North Douglas. This unique 10-mile ride requires two cyclists riding in opposite directions. Info: Jim and Janice Sheufelt, 463-1237.

Saturday, May 14

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Bike N Hike: This 100 Km ride will start at Twin Lakes at 8 p.m. and will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Info: Jim and Janice Sheufelt, 463-1237.

Saturday, May 14

• Southeast Road Runners loop run: The Nugget Alaskan Outfitters Lena Loop Run and Kids' Kilometer Fun Run will take place at 9 a.m. at the Lena Beach Picnic Area. There is a 1K fun run and a 5K race. The 5K will be a prediction run and will prizes give to whomever most accurately predicts the time it takes to complete the course. Info: Sandy Pahlke, 789-1799

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska registration - The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) invites everyone to register for the spring coed hat league. Players of all abilities are welcome. League play begins on Wednesday, May 11, and runs through June. Registration should be completed by May 11 for particpants to compete in the entire season. The cost is $25 and includes game and pickup play twice weekly and an end of season tournament and BBQ. There will also be opportunities to play throughout the summer and fall. Info: Peter van Tamelen at 790-6678, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth outdoor soccer sign-up - Registration continues via fax, mail or walk-in registration at the P&R office, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, May 9 to May 20. Registration forms will also be accepted at the Zach Gordon Youth Center form 11 a.m. to closing through May 20. Forms can be printed off the CBJ Web site, http://www.juneau.org/parksrec, and follow the lings to Youth Sports/Outdoor Soccer, one can be faxed t you or you can pick them up in person at the P&R office. The season will be split into two, 5-week sessions. Players can sign up for one or both sesions. Session I is July 9 to Aug. 6. Session II is Aug. 13 to Sept. 10. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are needed. Training is available. Info: 586-5226 or e-mail Myiia Whistler at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

• 2005 Julie Hughes Triathlon registration - The 21st Annual Julie Hughes Triathlon will take place starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, in Sitka. Participants must register on Friday, May 20, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Jackson Hames P.E. Center. Entry fees are $20 and include a t-shirt specially designed by D.J. Robidou. Adult athletes will race a course of a five-mile run, 12-mile bike and 1,000 meter swim. A short course for 12 & under athletes will consist of a two-mile run, four-mile bike and 500 meter swim. Bikers under the age of nine must be accompanied by an adult during their event. Race catagories for individula men and women include: 12 & under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & over. Relay catagories include: family, corporate, mixed (male/female), 12 & under girls, 12 & under boys, 12 & under mixed, 13-18 women, 13-18 men, 13-18 mixed, masters women (40 & over), masters men (40 & over), open women and open men. Bikers should be inspected for safety prior to the race. This may be done free of charge at the Yellow Jersey Bike Shop. All 8 & under bikers must accompanied by an adult. All swimmer in every age group will be required to have their own counter on the pool deck prior to starting their swim. Info and volunteers: Kristy Totten at 747-3024 or Susan Suarez at 747-0519 or see our listing at http://www.active.com.

• Yukon River Quest 2005 registration - The longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world is accepting applications for its 2005 race. The race takes place June 29 through July 3, and the 460-mile (740-kilometer) course follows the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The deadline for entries is May 26, 2005, and more information is available on the event's Web site at http://www.yukonriverquest.com. Last year 51 teams from around the world, including racers from Southeast Alaska, started the race and 35 teams finished. A limit of 70 teams has been set for 2005 and the race is open to tandem and solo kayaks and recreational tandem canoes and voyageur canoes (that seat 6-14 paddlers). Entry fees are $600 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $300 for solo kayaks and $200 per person for voyageur canoes. The total purse for the race is $15,500 (Canadian), which is distributed among the top 10 teams overall and to category winners. The first-place team receives $3,000 and an entry into the 2006 race. Info: Peter Coates (of Whitehorse), YRMPA president, by e-mail at petercoates@sun.com, or Jeff Brady (of Skagway), YRMPA vice president, by e-mail at dotjeff@aptalaska.net.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 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.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - An ice rink schedule is posted on the arena's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at jcooper@gci.net.

• Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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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