Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Friday, June 1

Juneau Alpine Club -- Full-moon night time climbs of Mount Gastineau, Mount Roberts, Sheep Mountain and Clark Peak Traverse. This is a nine-mile, high-energy output event taking about nine hours. Clear skies are required for this event, which will start about 5 p.m. from the top of the Mount Roberts Tram. Ice ax and crampons required. Info: Trip leader Bill Forrest, 789-3008.

Saturday, June 2

Southeast Road Runners Club and Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- False Outer Point Duathlon: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot in North Douglas for 9 a.m. race start. Race features a two-mile run, 14-mile bike ride and another two-mile run. Helmets are required for bike leg. Info: Reed Stoops, 463-3223 or 586-2817.

Sunday, June 3

June Bike Rides -- Meet at Skaters Cabin on the west side of Mendenhall Lake at 4 p.m. for a recreational ride to the Shrine of St. Theresa. Helmets are required. Info: Bill Johnson, 789-9095.


Juneau Racquet Club nutrition and running workshop -- Meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at the Valley location of Juneau Racquet Club. Nutritionist John Wray will lead the workshop. Info: Caro Rosier-Polley, 789-2181.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting -- Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at Kim and Barb Turley's home, 1136 Slim Williams Way, for two-hour meeting. Info: Kim and Barb Turley, 789-7058.

Juneau Softball Association -- 26th Annual Rainball Invitational registration: All local teams must be registered with JSA by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 8, for this tournament, which takes place on June 22-24. Info: JSA office, 463-3633 or on the Web at

Juneau Wrestling Camp -- This camp will take place June 11-15 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and will cover all three basic wrestling styles -- folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman. Guest clinicians are former Team USA members Les Gutches and Randy Couture. The camp costs $220 if deposit received after May 18. Team discounts available. Housing with families or at the Juneau Tornadoes Wrestling Club's clubhouse is available $25 for out-of-town wrestlers. Info: Bob Mahon, 789-3477 work or 789-2791 home.

Open Gyms/Scrimmages/Ongoing

4-H youth running program Thursday runs -- Meet at 5 p.m. at location TBA each Thursday through the summer. The program is for runners in grades K-5. Meet at Riverbend covered play area on May 31, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track on June 7, at Perseverance Trail Head on June 14, at Sandy Beach picnic area on June 21, at Rotary Park on June 28 and at Cope Park on July 5. New members welcome and runners need to bring their own running shoes and bring their own water. Info: Jamie or John Bursell, 789-5997.

Adult open soccer scrimmages -- Open scrimmages for adults age 18 and older are being held from 5-7 p.m. every Sunday through June 24 at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. Beginning on Sunday, May 20, the field will be open for women's scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. Scrimmages will also occur from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays starting May 29 through the end of Juneau at the Dimond Park soccer field. For more information, contact the Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

Over-35 coed competitive soccer scrimmages -- Competitive scrimmages for adults age 35-older will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. The scrimmages will also take place from 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday in June at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. There is a $15 registration fee and waiver required that will be collected at the field. Info: Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

Open roller hockey scrimmages -- Regular open roller hockey scrimmages for high-school age players and adults this summer are from 8-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Glacier Valley Elementary School's outdoor covered area. Bring your own skates and sticks. Extra equipment and sticks is available, but limited. Info: Ben White, 789-2841, or by e-mail at

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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