Saturday, May 25
Southeast Road Runners club/Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- False Outer Point Duathlon: (NOTE: Event has been postponed until a later date this summer, contact race organizer for more information). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at False Outer Point parking lot for 9 a.m. race start. Course features two-mile run, 16-mile bike and another two-mile run. There will be both individual and team divisions. Info: Reed Stoops, 463-3223, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Annual Kat and Matt Skateboard and Roller-Blading Competition -- Competition starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Pipeline Skate Park. Motivational Revue and Animatronic Stage Show will be set up and ready to play at 5 p.m. for music lovers. Info: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Ray Bradley Jr. Coed Benefit Softball Tournament -- This two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday at Dimond Park will help pay medical bills for local athlete/coach Ray Bradley Jr., who is awaiting a heart transplant. Registration for teams closed on May 17, but individual players might still be able to be assigned to a team. Info: Carrie McMullen at 465-5333 (work) or 789-1972 (home), or by e-mail at email@example.com, or Michelle Tagaban at 790-2429.
Juneau Alpine Club -- Around Douglas Island kayak trip, this is a three-day trip on Saturday-Monday, May 25-27, with required technical gear of a kayak and camping gear. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.
Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron -- Rum Cup Races, Round One: Races take place on Saturday and Monday, May 25 and 27, from Mayflower Island near Douglas Harbor to Taku Harbor and back. Races start at 10 a.m. each day and take all day for each leg. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/events.html.
Saturday, June 1
Southeast Road Runners club -- 11th Annual Sea Coast Relay: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for race starts at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Relay features five legs of 3-5 miles each, and teams can have between 2-5 runners. Race finishes at Eagle Beach, where a post-race picnic/potluck takes place. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, May 29. Info: Layne Brant, 789-7549 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bob Marshall, 586-6200 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron -- Spring Harbor Races, Round Four: Races take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Juneau Harbor to Turning Basin. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at http://www.juneausailingclub.org/events.html.
Juneau Alpine Club -- Gastineau-Roberts-Sheep-Clark Traverse: This trek requires an ice ax and features climbs to the tops of these four Juneau mountains. Info: Trip leader Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.
Sunday, June 2
Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Auke Rec Short Course Road Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Auke Recreation Area parking lot for a quick ride to the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal, where the race starts at 10 a.m. Course is 18.5 miles from the ferry terminal to the Shrine of St. Therese and back, with the return along Lena Loop Road. Info: Scott Fischer, 789-2033.
Friday-Sunday, June 7-9
Juneau Softball Association -- 19th Annual Marlintini's Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament: Matchups and times TBA at Dimond Park and Savikko Park. Team registration period is from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Entry fee is $150 for coed teams and $225 for men's and women's teams. Info: Craig Kahklen, 789-5664 evenings; John Boucher, 789-0608 evenings; or Juneau Sports Association, 463-3633 or on the Web at http://www.jsaweb.org.
Saturday, June 8
* Trail Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach for 9 a.m. race start. Course is about five miles and finishes at the snowmachiners' parking lot above Blueberry Hill. This is the first race in a new SERR "Trail Run" series. Info: Steve Davis, 586-9099.
Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Dredge Lake mountain bike race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Dredge Lake Trail entrance (off Back Loop Road, near the Mendenhall Glacier) for a 10 a.m. race start. Course is two or six laps. Info: Dennis Travis, 789-7546.
Juneau Alpine Club -- Berner's Mountain trek. This two-day (June 8-9) trip's required gear includes kayak, canoe or other boat. Info: Trip leader Gerry Landry, 789-7058.
Juneau Alpine Club -- Antler River in Berner's Bay. This two-week (June 8-24) trip's required gear includes canoe or kayak and climbing equipment. Info: Trip leader Kathy Landry, 789-7058.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Yacht Club monthly meeting -- Meeting and dinner takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Juneau Yacht Club. Info: Carl Rosier, 789-9117.
Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the JAC Headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters Cabin). Info: JAC Headquarters, 789-7058.
Juneau Yacht Club-Sail Squadron monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in the Graham Room of the Juneau Yacht Club. Info: Carl Rosier, 789-9117, or McKie Campbell, 586-5856.
Glacier Swim Club monthly board meeting -- Meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in Room 222 at Juneau-Douglas High School. Info: Carol Pratt, 790-4109, or Gary Crowe, 586-5325.
Juneau Youth Football League -- The JYFL seeks someone to fill the vacant cheerleading chair on its board of directors. The chair oversees all cheerleading actvities in the JYFL prgram. No cheerleading experience is required, just a desire to work with a valuable youth program. Info: JYFL president Karen Lawfer, 364-3642.
Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay registration -- Forms for the annual 160-mile race from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska, are now available online at http://www.hainesak.com/bikerelay/. Cyclists compete as solo riders or teams of two, four or eight riders. This year's race takes place on Saturday, June 15. This year the rules have been produced in booklet form, and copies will be available soon in Juneau at both Juneau Racquet Club-Alaska Club locations, the Foggy Mountain Shoppe and at Mountain Gears. The early registration deadline was May 15 and the entry fee jumped from $34 (U.S.) to $49 per rider after May 15. Only 1,200 riders are allowed in the race. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.
Hank Harmon Rifle Range construction -- The construction of safety barriers for the short range and the long range began on or about Thursday, April 18. One or both of the ranges will be closed to shooting during the contractor's working hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) six days a week for a period of up to six weeks. The range is located off Montana Creek Road. Info: Malcolm Menzies, member Hank Harmon Rifle Range board of directors, firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Friday (May 24) at Floyd Dryden Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday (May 25) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Open gym is free for students in grades 5-12. These are the last youth open gyms until August. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Juneau 4-H spring running program -- The club meets weekly at 5 p.m. on Thursdays at various locations around the city (please don't drop off children after 5 p.m. without speaking to leaders and be prepared to pick runner up at 5:45 p.m.). The club is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and will be led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The club will meet at different locations each week through July 4. Upcoming run meeting places include the Wetlands Trail on May 23, the Riverbend Elementary School covered play area on May 30, Sandy Beach on June 6, Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track on June 13, the Wetlands Trail on June 20 and Perseverance Trail (lower) on June 27. The season will end with the Douglas Fourth of July two-mile race on July 4 and the Governor's Cup one-mile race on Saturday, July 6. A $6 fee to join 4-H will be charged and updated schedules are available. Info: John or Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, or the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8756.
Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Weekly women's training rides take place on Wednesdays, with alternating weeks riding from downtown and the Valley. Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at either the downtown or Valley locations of the Juneau Racquet Club. Info: Betsy Fischer, 586-6780 work, or 789-2033 home, or email@example.com.
Capital City Soccer League -- Adult competitive soccer scrimmages: Meet from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, or meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Dimond Park through the summer. Info: Kurt West of the CCSL, 364-2503.
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