Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Friday, May 16

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Informal time trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot for a 10-mile out-and-back ride along the North Douglas Highway starting at 6:30 p.m. Info: Chris Chiles, 780-5138.

Friday-Saturday, May 16-17

• Juneau-Douglas High School track and field - Region V Championships: The Crimson Bears host the annual Southeast championship meet, with events starting at 2 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track. Besides Juneau, schools sending teams to the meet are Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Petersburg, Metlakatla, Mount Edgecumbe, Gustavus and Yakutat.

• Juneau-Douglas High School softball - The Crimson Bears host their first home games of the season, against Craig-Prince of Wales. Tentative game times each day are 1 and 3 p.m. for junior varsity and 6 p.m. for varsity. All games are at Melvin Park, near the end of Riverside Drive.

• Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer - The Crimson Bears host the Ketchikan Kings in a pair of Region V counters for each team and state tournament berths at stake. Game times Friday and Saturday are TBA at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club and Juneau Gold Miners Posse - Cowboy Action Shoot "Spring Avalanche Stampede": Events take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and all day starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Juneau Gun Club range on Montana Creek Road. Competition is open to the public, but they must become members of the Single-Action Shooting Society. Events are for old-style pistols, rifles and shotguns, plus there are tomahawk and knife throwing events. There is a cowboy breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and a barbecue after Friday's competitions. Entry fee is $25 and a list of eligible weapons can be found at Info: Buckskin John (John Barnett), 321-4032, or by e-mail at

Friday-Sunday, May 16-18

• Juneau Alpine Club - Robert Barron Peak trek, this will be either a Friday-Saturday or a Saturday-Sunday two-day trip with a high degree of difficulty. Bring a kayak, climbing gear and camping gear. Please RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Saturday, May 17

• Bike-N-Hike, Tour de Cure century ride - Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club members will meet at 10 a.m. at Twin Lakes for multiple starting times on this 100-kilometer ride to Mendenhall Glacier and back (along various routes). There might be a 100-mile ride starting earlier, and a Boy Scout troop is doing a 50-miler. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Nugget Alaskan Outfitters Lena Loop Run and Kids' Kilometer Fun Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Lena Beach picnic area for 9 a.m. race starts. The Lena Loop Run has a 5-kilometer course, while the kids run is 1 kilometer. There will be a family picnic after the races. Info: Sandy Pahlke, 789-1799, or by e-mail at, or Nancy Potts, 789-5119, or by e-mail at

Sunday, May 18

• Hershey's Invitational youth track and field meet - This track meet for ages 9-14 runs from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Track. The meet is free and preregistration takes place at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier Street, through midnight on Saturday, May 17. Registration forms also can be faxed to the center at 586-2186. Late registration takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Sunday at the track. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center after 11 a.m., 586-2635.

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Spring Harbor Races, Round Three: Races take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Juneau Harbor Turning Basin. Races are open to any single-hulled sailboat, including liveaboards. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or Damon Cruz, by e-mail at


• Bike to Work Day - This national event takes place on Friday, May 16, and there will be a local mass ride that morning. Meet from 6:30-7 a.m. at Super Bear for a free continental breakfast (riders be there by 6:45 a.m. to participate in the mass ride to downtown). Join the mass ride en route from 7-7:15 a.m. at Fred Meyer, Western Auto and along Twin Lakes. At 7:15 a.m., riders from North Douglas will meet at the entrance to Bonnie Brae Subdivision while riders from Douglas will meet at the Douglas Library. The groups will converge at the downtown courthouse at 7:45 a.m. for food and drinks provided by the Silverbow Bagels. This event is sponsored by the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club, Silverbow Bagels and Super Bear Supermarkets. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

• Ultimate Frisbee registration - The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) are accepting registrations for their 2003 summer league, which runs through August. It is a coed league of all ages. New players are encouraged to join, and weekly instructional clinics will be held in May and June. Games are held weekly. The cost is $35 for the season. More information and on-line registration and payment can be found at Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678.

• Juneau Youth Football League registration - JYFL coaches and board members will conduct registration for kids for all levels of football in Juneau - from Pee Wee through Varsity - from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Nugget Mall. Info: Renee Cox, JYFL player personnel chair, 789-4908.

• Southeast Road Runners club - 13th Annual Sea Coast Relay registration: This two- to five-person relay race has start times of 9 a.m. (slow teams), 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. (fast teams) and covers a course that starts at Eagle Beach and finishes at Skater's Cabin off Montana Creek Road. The stage lengths are 5.39 miles, 5.81 miles, 3.47 miles, 3.5 miles and 3.42 miles. Exchange points are the Shrine of St. Therese, Lena Beach Recreation Area, Auke Bay Recreation Area and the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library. A potluck follows the race with SERR providing barbecue items and teams bringing in salads, desserts, fruit, chips and drinks. A mandatory captains' meeting takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at the Mendenhall Mall Library's conference room. Mail registration is due in hand by Thursday, May 29, at SERR, P.O. Box 22203, Juneau, Alaska, 99802. Entries can be hand-delivered to Ken Maas through the end of the captains' meeting. Info: Ken Maas, 789-5119, or Brian Goettler, 790-4504.

• Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay registration - Registration is open for the 2003 race, which takes place on Saturday, June 21, from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska. This year team captains need to enter their team in its proper category and pay the fees as soon as possible, with the final team roster being submitted by June 10. The early registration deadline is May 20, and there is a limit of 1,200 riders in the relay race. The categories are for eight, four, two and solo riders, with men's, women's and mixed divisions. All team members must be registered by 3 p.m. ADT, on June 10. Race information is available on the Internet at, or by contacting Sport Yukon in Whitehorse, Y.T., or the Haines Chamber of Commerce in Haines. Info: Sport Yukon, 1-867-633-2579, or by e-mail at

• Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race registration - Registration for the 460-mile (740 kilometers) paddling marathon is due by May 31. The race starts in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, on Wednesday, June 25, and teams must reach the finish line in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, within 96 hours. Teams must reach the Carmacks checkpoint (200 miles, 315 kilometers into the course) within 40 hours. The race record is 52 hours, 9 minutes, with most teams finishing between 65 and 80 hours. Last year 36 teams entered, including one from Juneau and one from Skagway. Race categories include voyageur canoe, tandem canoe, tandem kayak and solo kayak. Prize money is $19,500 (Canadian dollars). Entry forms and race information can be found on the Web at Info: Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, by e-mail at


• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the May 15 meeting at Perseverance Trail (end of Basin Road), the May 22 meeting at Riverbend School (for the 4-H Outdoor Olympics) and the May 29 meeting at Cope Park. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• 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.

Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau. It runs when space is available and event notices should arrive at least one week before they are scheduled to take place. To submit an item to Sports in Juneau, please fax the info to 1-907-586-3028 or e-mail it to

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