Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, June 01, 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.

Capital City Soccer League -- 15th Annual Seven-A-Side Tournament: This coed soccer tournament takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The tournament is open to players who have registered for CCSL leagues this season. Registration forms are available at Zach Gordon Youth Center and must be returned by 4 p.m. on Friday. Info: CCSL, 364-2503.

Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Saturday hike -- Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Point Bridget Trailhead, Mile 39 Glacier Highway, for a moderate tour full of spring flowers. The group will decide the hike length. Wear waterproof hiking and rubber boots, warm layers of clothing, and bring plenty of food and water. No dogs or firearms allowed. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

Sunday, June 3

Running With the Pack Fun Run -- This event, which benefits Gastineau Humane Society, allows people to run with or without their dogs. Meet at 9 a.m. at Brotherhood Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. The courses are a three-mile run and a two-mile walk. The $10 registration fee will be waived for runners bringing in at least $50 in pledges. Entry forms are available at the GHS shelter or the Wee Fishie Shoppe. Info: GHS, 789-0260.

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.

Friday, June 8

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Treadwell Trail Mountain Bike Race: Meet at Sandy Beach at 6 p.m. for 6:30 p.m. race start. Courses are two or four laps of Treadwell trail. Info: Doug Woodby, 463-3095.

Saturday, June 9

Juneau Aurora Knights Synchronized Swim Team -- Juneau Open Meet and Show: Event features teams from Juneau, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and Bozeman, Mont. Event takes place at Augustus Brown Swim Pool. Meet starts at 8:45 a.m. with compulsory figures, with solo, duet and team routines taking place from 10 a.m. to noon. A community show takes place at 7:15 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Info: Katie Bausler, 364-3129.

Southeast Road Runners Club -- Douglas Treadwell Ditch Trail Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Fifth Avenue in Douglas for 9 a.m. race start. Course is about five miles long. This is the first race in new SERR trail run series. Info: Don Eagle, 789-8065 or by e-mail at

Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club -- Ferry Terminal-Auke Rec Short Course: Park at Auke Rec finish area, then take short warm-up ride to starting line at ferry terminal. Meet at 8:30 a.m. for 9 a.m. race start. Course is 20 miles from ferry terminal to Shrine of St. Theresa to Lena Loop to Auke Rec. Info: Lou Edwards, 789-3345.

Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club -- NRA smallbore silhouette rifle event, registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or

Sunday, June 10

Southeast Road Runners Club -- Kids' Rotary Park Run: Meet at 12:30 p.m. at Rotary Park for 1 p.m. race start. Three courses available -- one, two or three laps around the duck pond. Entry fee: $1. Info: Shelly Saviers, 790-2566 or by e-mail at

June Bike Rides -- Meet at Bill and Barb Johnson's house, 1818 Fritz Cove Road, at 4 p.m. for a recreational ride around Lena Loop Road. Helmets are required. A picnic follows the ride, and non-riding spouse, kids, etc., welcome. Please let Bill know how many are coming. 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.

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Doyle Baseball School: The Doyle Baseball School will take place June 4-8 at the Miller Fields at Glacier Valley Elementary School. Registration is now being accepted for the program, which is open to players ages 6-14. Most Little League coaches have forms. Full-day (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and half-day (8 a.m. to noon) options are available. Players should bring their own bat, glove and lunch. Info: Chip Mixson, 789-9806 or by e-mail at

Gastineau Channel Little League -- Midnight Suns Softball School: The Midnight Suns Softball School will take place June 4-8 at Melvin Park Field No. 2. The fast-pitch softball school is open to players of all ages, and most Little League coaches have registration forms. The school will take place from 1-5 p.m. each day. Info: Tim Adair, 789-4690, or Dave Massey, 789-9896.

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.

Capital City Soccer League -- Women's Classic Soccer registration: Registration forms for this league are available at Zach Gordon Youth Center and are due by June 18. Teams will be organized and contacted after registration is complete. Info: CCSL, 364-2503.

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 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. The field will be open for women's scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays. Scrimmages will also occur from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays through the end of June 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 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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