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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Thursday-Sunday, June 26-29

• Juneau Alpine Club - Juneau to Haines kayaking trip. This is a high difficulty trek. Please contact the trip leader for special gear requirements and to RSVP for the trek. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Friday, June 27

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Jack & Jill Time Trial or an informal time trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at the False Outer Point Recreation Area for a 6:30 p.m. start. Course TBA, but might be 24 miles along North Douglas Highway. More details TBA. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138.

Saturday, June 28

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Ben Blackgoat Memorial Perseverance Trail Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Perseverance Trailhead parking area at the end of Basin Road for a 9 a.m. race start. There are three courses - two miles (runners age 13-younger must be supervised by an adult), four miles and seven miles (the longer two races are restricted to runners age 14-older). This event is held in memory of the former Juneau-Douglas High School runner and raises money for a scholarship in his name. Info: Dianne DeSloover, 586-6709, or by e-mail at polywog@ak.net.

Saturday-Sunday, June 28-29

• Juneau Golf Club - Hole-in-One contest: This year's contest will be held at Mendenhall Golf Course, with a grand prize of round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets to Seattle for the men's and women's winners - either those golfers getting a hole-in-one, or those shooting closest to the pin for the weekend. There will also be daily prizes. The cost is $5 for a bag of 15 balls, and those who play a round at the golf course get a free bag of 15 balls. The men's green is 100 yards from the tee, and the women's is 75 yards. Info: Pat O'Brien, evenings 789-0397.

Sunday, June 29

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - High-power rifle and sporting rifle shoot: Registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road, shooting starts at 9:30 a.m. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at mmenzies@ptialaska.net.

Thursday, July 3

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Fourth of July fireworks raft-up Gastineau Channel: Bring your boats to the Juneau Harbor end of Gastineau Channel at 9 p.m. to watch this year's fireworks display. Info: Damon Cruz, by e-mail at dcruz@gci.net.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - NRA-registered 2003 high-power rifle Alaska 300-Yard Prone Championship: Registration at 4:15 p.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road, shooting starts at 5:15 p.m. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at mmenzies@ptialaska.net.

Friday, July 4

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Douglas Two-Mile Fun Run: Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Douglas Island side of the Douglas Bridge for a 2:30 p.m. race start. The course for this low-key race finishes in front of the Douglas Fire Station and Douglas Library. This event is held in conjunction with the Douglas Fourth-of-July celebration. Info: Paul Voelckers, 364-3265, or by e-mail at paul@mrvarchitects.com, or Neil Slotnick, 586-5767, or by e-mail at slotnick@acsalaska.net.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Downtown Criterium (tentative): Details are TBA for this race, which will feature several short loops around a course downtown on city streets closed for the parade. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club and Juneau Gun Club - Third Annual Fourth of July Fun Shoot: This is a combined event for both clubs, with details TBA. There will be a grill-your-own barbecue (bring your own meat) and a potluck (side dishes) dinner at the Juneau Gun Club range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at mmenzies@ptialaska.net.

Saturday, July 5

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Nick Frangos Memorial Road Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. This race features a 25-mile course to False Outer Point and back. Info: John McConnochie, 586-3641.

Tuesday, July 8

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Midsummer Night 10K and 1-mile Runs: Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the False Outer Point Recreation Area in North Douglas for a 6 p.m. race start. The 10-kilometer course is restricted to runners age 14-older, but the 1-mile race is open to all ages. Info: Chris Wilkens, 586-2443, or by e-mail at cwilkens@lycos.com.

MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Capital City Soccer League - Women's Classic Soccer League registration: The CCSL women's classic soccer league begins play on June 30. No experience is necessary; older women and new players are encouraged to participate. Teams play one game per week, on Sundays or Mondays. Registration forms are available at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, or on the Internet at http://home.gci.net/~ccsl/page3.html. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Mendenhall Library in the Mendenhall Mall. This meeting will include a brief knot-tying workshop in preparation for the Mount Stroller White trek on July 12-13. Info: Dave Duntley, 789-5961.

• Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race registration - Registration for the 460-mile (740 kilometers) paddling marathon was due by May 31. The race starts in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, on Wednesday, June 25, and teams must reach the finish line in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, within 96 hours. Teams must reach the Carmacks checkpoint (200 miles, 315 kilometers into the course) within 40 hours. The race record is 52 hours, 9 minutes, with most teams finishing between 65 and 80 hours. Last year 36 teams entered, including one from Juneau and one from Skagway. Race categories include voyageur canoe, tandem canoe, tandem kayak and solo kayak. Prize money is $19,500 (Canadian dollars). Entry forms and race information can be found on the Web at http://www.polarcom.com/~riverquest. Info: Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, by e-mail at riverquest@polarcom.com.

OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.

• Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.

• Adult outdoor soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football-soccer field. There are open scrimmages from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays (June 25) at Adair-Kennedy. There will be open scrimmages for women (age 18-older) from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.

• 4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the June 26 meeting at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track and the July 3 meeting at the outdoor covered play area at Riverbend School. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.

• Treadwell Arena summer programs - During June, the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays and from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, and from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays; drop-in tennis from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental times also are available from 7:30-10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In-line skating and basketball fees are $4 for adults, $2 for youth, $1.90 for seniors. Hockey and tennis passes are $5 for adults, $4 for youth and $3 for seniors. Court rentals for tennis and basketball are $20 per hour. Facility rental is $75 per hour or $500 for seven or more hours. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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