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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Monday, June 28, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 2

• Southeast Road Runners - Only Fools Run at Midnight: Meet at 11:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall for an 11:59 p.m. race start. Courses are 5 kilometers and 1 mile. This race will not be individually timed, but a large display clock will be at the finish line for those runners wanting to note their times. This event is a fund-raiser for SAIL (Southeast Alaska Independent Living), and other similar midnight runs are taking place in Ketchikan and Sitka. Door prizes include a chance to win two tickets on Alaska Airlines, plus there are prizes for the best individual and (team) centipede costumes. Glow-in-the-dark t-shirts will be available to runners paying the entry fee. A dance will take place after the run is over. Info: Don Eagle, 321-8321, or by e-mail at eagledon@hotmail.com, or Joan O'Keeffe, 586-4920.

• Senior Softball - An exhibition game between Senior Softball USA and the First National Caps takes place at noon and an exhibition game between Senior Softball USA and Pat's Douglas Inn takes place at 1:30 p.m., with both games at the Savikko Park softball fields in Douglas.

Saturday, July 3

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Nick Frangos Memorial Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. on the Douglas Island side of the Douglas Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. Course is 24 miles to False Outer Point and back for the race division, with a sport division course of 14.5 miles. Both events start and finish near Kowee Creek. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at Chiles@alaska.net.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for a 9:15 a.m. safety meeting and 9:30 a.m. event start. The event today is the Alaska State High-Power Prone Championships, a 300-yard, three-rifle event. Shooters will fire 20 shots each from an open/metal-sight rifle, a scoped rifle and a service rifle. Shooters may enter in one or all divisions. All JRPC matches are NRA approved or registered. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025 or by e-mail at mmenzies@rmjuneau.com.

Sunday, July 4

• Southeast Road Runners - Douglas 2-Mile Fun Run: Meet at 1:30 p.m. on the Douglas Island side of the Douglas Bridge for a 2:30 p.m. race start. The finish line for this event is in front of the Douglas Fire Hall and Douglas Library. Info: Paul Voelckers, 364-3265, or by e-mail at paul@mrvarchitects.com.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club and Juneau Gun Club - Meet at 11 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road for a 11:45 a.m. safety meeting and noon event start. The event today is a Fourth of July fun shoot. All JRPC matches are NRA approved or registered. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025 or by e-mail at mmenzies@rmjuneau.com.

Sunday-Monday, July 4-5

• Juneau Rowing Club - Second Annual Regatta: This year's regatta features preliminary heats on Sunday with championship races on Monday in men's and women's divisions. Meet at the Juneau Yacht Club parking lot near Aurora Harbor for races that start at 3 p.m. No entry fee will be charged, but all competitors must be a member of the Juneau Rowing Club ($20 annual membership dues). Racing shells will be available for those competitors who don't own their own sculls. On Sunday, there will be two women's preliminary heats at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. with the top three finishers in each heat advancing to Monday's 3 p.m. women's final. The men's preliminary heats take place at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, with the top three finishers in each heat racing in Monday's 4 p.m. men's final. Awards will be presented at 4:45 p.m. Monday. Due to the influence of tides and winds, the finish order in each preliminary heat will be used to determine who advances to the finals and not a racer's time. The course will start near the green navigation marker across from the 2-mile exit on Egan Drive and will finish at a marker near the top of the ramp on the north side of the Juneau Yacht Club. Info: Matt Kirchhoff, 586-5816, or by e-mail at kirchhoff@gci.net.

Tuesday, July 6

• Southeast Road Runners - Midsummer Night 10-Kilometer and 1-Mile Runs: Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the False Outer Point Recreational Area parking lot for a 6 p.m. race start. Races starts and finishes at the False Outer Point parking area. Info: Neil Slotnick, 586-5767, or by e-mail at slotnick@acsalaska.net.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - UPSEA will host a 4-week-long Ultimate Frisbee learning league for beginners and non-competitive athletes interested in the Frisbee football game. The league will meet at a time TBA on Tuesday nights during June, with skills drills to open each session followed by a scrimmage. The cost is $25 per person. Info: Joe Sears, 790-3311, or on the Web at http://www.upsea.org.

• Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season has started. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.



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