Sports In Juneau

Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2002

Sunday, June 23

Southeast Road Runners club -- 18th Annual MDA-Alaska Only Fools Run/Walk: Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Mendenhall Mall parking lot for 3 p.m. race start. This annual fund-raising event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Alaska Chapter has made several changes this year, including an afternoon start and a new one-mile and five-kilometer course in the Mendenhall Valley. Volunteers are needed to help with the race set up and take down, registration and along the course. Early registration fees (before June 16) are $10 for children age 18-younger and $25 for adults. Late registration fees are $10 for children and $30 for adults. Runners can also solicit pledges for MDA-Alaska, and all proceeds help local families. Entry forms are available at both Juneau Racquet Club locations. Info: Amanda Tew, 1-800-478-5683, or by e-mail at

Juneau Alpine Club -- Montana Creek to Windfall Lake run -- Details TBA for this high-energy output trek. Info: Trip leader Dave Duntley, 789-5961.


HoopTime Summer Basketball Camp -- HoopTime Basketball is offering summer basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 4-8, to be held at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. One session remaining -- June 24-29 -- with half- and full-day camps offered. Registration is limited to the first 60 kids to sign up. Fees are $100 for half-day camps and $175 for full-day camps. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436, by e-mail at, or on the Web at

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.


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 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.

Youth open gym -- Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (June 29; July 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School are on hiatus until the school year starts again in the fall. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

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.

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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