Sports In Juneau

Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2002

Today, June 9

Celebration 2002 Gathering of the Canoes -- This biannual series of Tlingit canoe races takes place at 1 p.m. at Sandy Beach in Douglas. Bring a picnic lunch. Info: Sealaska Heritage Center, 463-4844.

Saturday, June 15

Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron -- Around Admiralty "Spirit of Adventure" Race: Race starts at 10 a.m. near the south end of Shelter Island in Auke Bay. The 200-mile course ends near Mayflower Island at Douglas Harbor. This race is billed as the longest inland water sailing race on the west coast of North America and is open to sailboats of at least 21 feet in length. There is a handicapping system used to equalize the various types of vessels. In addition to the normal two-leg race with an overnight break at Baranof Warm Springs before finishing about June 18, this year a cruiser category has been added that will feature overnight stops through the division's finish on June 21. All captains must attend a pre-race meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at the Juneau Yacht Club's Graham Room. Info: Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at

Juneau Alpine Club -- Grandchild Peaks to Stroller White traverse: Details TBA for this two-day, high-energy output trek. Info: Trip leader, Tim Arness, 209-2589.

Thursday-Sunday, June 20-23

Juneau Soccer Club -- Second Annual Solstice Invitational: Games TBA at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for this youth soccer tournament that features teams from Juneau, Ketchikan, Langley, British Columbia, and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Info and complete schedule of games: On the Web at


Juneau Alpine Club ice field potluck and slide show -- Meet at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at the JAC Headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters Cabin). Bring a potluck food item to share and pictures start about 7 p.m. Info: Gerry and Kathy Landry and Barb and Kim Turley, 789-7058.

Penguin Flight School -- Join Runner's World magazine columnist John "The Penguin" Bingham for a weekend running workshop on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, at the Juneau Racquet Club (club location TBA). Workshop times are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and fee is $199 per person (fee includes tuition and lunches). Workshop is for runners of all abilities and includes tips on diet, training, injury prevention and equipment. Participants will have free use of a heart monitor for the weekend. Info: Juneau Racquet Club, 789-2181, or contact Karen Bingham, 1-615-849-8497, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

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 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.

Capital City Soccer League adult soccer registration -- Team registration for the CCSL will be held on Wednesday, June 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way. Registration for the women's classic league will also be accepted on June 19 at the library or can be mailed to the CCSL office. Info: CCSL, 364-2503.

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.

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, (e-mail).


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 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

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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