Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Saturday, May 21

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - North Douglas Highway Time Trial: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Mike Hatch Jeep on the North Douglas Highway for a 10 a.m. race start. The out-and-back course along the North Douglas Highway to False Outer Point normally is 40 kilometers, but due to road construction will be closer to 34K this year. A shorter 24K sport class division race also is available. Info: Terry Ward, 586-2563, or on the Web at

Saturday, May 21

• Southeast Road Runners - Douglas Treadwell Ditch Trail Run: Experience a bit of Douglas' mining history as you race along the Ditch. Race starts at Sandy Beach. Run up to the Mt. Jumbo trailhead on 5th St. and then access the Treadwell Ditch trail about one-half mile up the Jumbo trail. The run follows the Treadwell Ditch trail to the snowmobile access trail above Blueberry Hill, and then turns down to a fast finish at the parking lot below the water tower. Runners 13-years-old or younger must run with a partner. Pre-register by May 20 at 5 p.m. at either Downtown or Valley Alaska Club. $5 to pre-register, $8 on race day. Info: Steve Davis, 586-9099,

Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22

• Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming club: The Juneau Aurora Knights will put on their annual water show at the Augustus Brown Pool on Saturday and Sunday. The shows on both days start at 11 a.m. Admission is free. This will be the send-off for the team before they take part in the regional competition in Seattle.

Saturday, May 28

• Southeast Road Runners - Seacoast Relay Race: This five-person relay race features legs between 3.5 and 5.8 miles long between Mendenhall River School and the Eagle Beach Recreation Area. Road construction activities between Tee Harbor and Amalga Harbor will be postponed on race day. Race entry forms are available at the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter and both locations of the Alaska Club, as well as SERR's website at Race entry deadline is Thursday, May 26. A mandatory captain's meeting will be held on Friday, May 27, at 6 p.m. at the Valley Library conference room located in Mendenhall Mall. Race times on the 28th are staggered between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Info: Ken Maas, 789-5119.



• 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,, and follow the lings to Youth Sports/Outdoor Soccer, one can be faxed to 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 email Myiia Whistler at

• Juneau-Douglas High School softball team dinner and auction - The Crimson Bears host their annual Spaghetti Feed Dinner and Dessert Auction. It takes place at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. It will be all you can eat with a dessert auction. It will be $7.50 for adults, $5 for children age 6-12 and $22.50 for a whole family. Tickets are avbailable from the team or at the door. Come out and support our reigning state champs. Info: Dave Massey, 789-9896.

• Glacier Swim Club team tryouts - The Glacier Swim Club will offer tryouts for swimmers ages 6-18 years old who can complete 25 yards on their stomach and back. The tryouts will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Augustus Brown Pool. Info: GSC coach Scott Griffith, 523-0840, or on the web at

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Bike To Work Day: The annual event takes place starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20. There will be departure points from Bonnie Brae Subdivision in North Douglas, the Douglas Library and Super Bear in the Mendenhall Valley for riders heading into town. A free breakfast for all riders will be available from 7-8:30 a.m. at Silverbow Bagels and Super Bear. Free showers are available for all riders (with BTWD buttons) at both JRC-The Alaska Club locations.

• 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

• 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 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, or Jeff Brady (of Skagway), YRMPA vice president, by e-mail at



• 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 - The Treadwell Arena will be running four half-day (8 a.m.-noon), week-long summer camps for youth ages 6-12. Available camps: Camp 1, Wacky Treadwell Olympics (June 20-24). Camp 2, Sports Mania, (June 27-July 1). Camp 3 - Survivor Week (July 11-July 15). Camp 4, Explore the Outdoors, (July 18-July 22). Please check our website for more information and registration forms. Summer drop-in activities will be as follows: Drop-in gym - M-F, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.. Drop-in Floor Hockey/Gym, Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Drop-in Roller Hockey, Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Schedules for summer drop-in activities are also available on our website. Treadwell Arena will be closed for maintenance for May and will reopen June 13 for summer activities. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• 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

• 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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