Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2004


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, 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

• 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

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

• 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

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

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



• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration is underway for Thunder Mountain youth soccer and baseball camps, which will feature local coaches along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. Four camps are available: "wee" soccer, July 5-9, $75; regular soccer, July 12-16, $100; advanced soccer, July 19-23, $100; baseball, July 19-23, $75. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• JRC-The Alaska Club sports camps - Beginning the first Monday of summer break, JRC-The Alaska Club will offer a series of nine week-long sports camps for kids ages 5-12. The camps offer instruction and play for racquetball, basketball, wallyball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, tennis and more. Dates are June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 16-20. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each camp costs $140, plus tax for members, $160, plus tax for non-members. Before- and after-care available for an additional fee. Info: Program Director Eileen Wilson, 789-2181.

• 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

• 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.



• Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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.

• Juneau 4-H Spring Running Club - This program is for runners in grades 1-5, with a separate club for runners in grades 6-8. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at various locations around town through the spring and summer, at least through the Douglas Two-Mile run on July 4. The grades 6-8 running club also will have runs at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the same location as that week's Thursday run. Bring a water bottle and be dressed to run. If you haven't been to one of the weekly runs, please contact the University of Alaska Extension Office to register. Upcoming meeting place is Cope Park on July 1. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell lead the group for grades 1-5, while Craig Farrington leads the middle school group. Parents are encouraged to run with their kids. The cost to join this program is $6 with checks made out to Juneau 4-H. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, Craig Farrington, 789-7963, or the UA Extension Office, 465-8749.

• 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.

• Treadwell Arena summer schedule - Events through July 16 include court rentals from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, open in-line skating at 4-6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, drop-in basketball at 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, drop-in roller hockey for ages 8-16 at 6-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights, drop-in roller hockey for ages 17-older at 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and open in-line skating and roller rink nights from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays. On Saturday and Sunday, the rink is open for rentals only from noon to 6 p.m. Helmets, hockey gloves, shin pads and in-line skates are mandatory for in-line hockey games, and full face masks and mouth guards are required for players age 18-younger. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.

• Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.

• 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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