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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Sunday, July 1-3

• HoopTime Basketball - 3-on-3 Tournament: HoopTime Basketball is holding its first 3-on-3 tournmanet from July 1-3 at Dzantiki Heeni Middle School. Registration is open to all players entering grades 5 through 12, including adults. There are 11 divison and fees are $20 for kids teams and $40 for adult and family teams. Players can register to play on one men's or one women's team and a family team. Games are played to 20 points or 25 minutes. Please bring in canned food donations supporting the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. Deadline for registration was June 27. Registration forms are available at http://www.juneau.com/hooptime/3ball.html. Mail complete forms and fees to P.O. Box 33606, Juneau, AK, 99803 or drop them off at KJNO 630/TAKU 105. Info: Brent Wilson, 789-1598 or bawilson@gci.net.

Saturday, July 2

• Southeast Road Runners - 21st Annual 'Only Fools Run at Midnight' race: Meet at 11 p.m. at Centennial Hall for an 11:59 p.m. race start. Courses include a 5-kilometer fun run and a 1-mile walk. Costumes are encouraged and there are prizes. Glow-in-the-dark t-shirts are available for the first 400 entrants. Runners can register at either location of JRC/The Alaska Club, the Sail office at 3225 Hospital Drive, Suite 300, or on the web at http://www.sailinc.org. Race day registration begins at 10:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Costume prizes, door prizes, awards to top finishers will be there. Race supports SAIL, helping Southeast Alaskans with disabilities. Info: Tristan Knutson-Lombardo, 790-6400, or by e-mail at tristan@juneaumedia.com, or Joan O'Keefe, 586-4920, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Nick Frangos Memorial Road Race: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge for a 10 a.m. race start. Courses are 25 miles out and back on the North Douglas Highway for the expert division and 14 miles for the sport division. Info: Scott Fischer, 789-2023.

Monday, July 4

• Southeast Road Runners - Douglas 2-mile Fun Run: Meet at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Bridge on the Douglas Island side for a 3 p.m. race start (note: new time from previous years). Course is two miles and finishes in front of the Douglas Fire Station. Info: Paul Voelckers, 364-3265, by e-mail at paul@mrvarchitects.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

Wednesday, July 6

• Southeast Road Runners - Concoco/Phillips Midsummer Night 10K and 1-Mile Runs: Meet at 5 p.m. at the False Outer Point Recreational Area for a 6 p.m. race start. Courses are 10 kilometers and one mile out and back on the North Douglas Highway. Pre-registration will take place at either JRC, the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter or at the Foggy Mountain Shope. Race day registration starts at 5 p.m. There will be gifts for the first 70 entrants. Info: Kate and Neil Slotnick, 586-5767, by e-mail at slotnick@acsalaska.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

Sunday, July 10

• Southeast Road Runners - Tom Casey Memorial Mount Juneau Ridge Run: Meet at 7 a.m. at the Perseverance Trailhead parking lot at the end of Basin Road for a 7:30 a.m. race start. Course is approximately 15 miles and is extremely difficult. Due to the strenuous climb (roughly 3,000 vertical feet gain), distance and hazards, all participants should be able to complete a half-marathon in two hours or less. This adventure run follows Perseverance Trail to the Mount Juneau Trail to the peak of Mount Juneau, then follows the ridgeline to Granite Creek and back to the Perseverance Trail. All participants must run with a buddy and must bring proper clothing (synthetic, not cotton), a hat, gloves, light windbreaker, fluids and snacks. If the weather is poor, the race/run will be postponed to a better date for safety reasons. Info: Dave Pusich, 780-4525, by e-mail at dpusich@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

Sunday, July 24

• Frank Shorter Running Clinic: Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic marathon champion, will be hosting a running clinic Sunday at 4 p.m. at JRC/The Alaska Club. The fee is $5 for all Southeast Road Runners or JRC members or $10 for non-members. Info: Jamie Bursell, 789-5997.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• LIFE On The Move Flag Football - The Juneau School District will be hosting three seperate flag football camps. Taking place on June 27-30 and July 11-14, the camps will go from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Adair Kennedy field. The earliest camp is for ages 15-18, the second camp is for ages 12-14 and the July camp is for ages 9-11. The camps will focus on conditioning, techniques, drills and strategies. Registration forms are at the Boys and Girls Club. Info: Mychal Bossio, 463-1700 ext. 294.

• LIFE On The Move Volleyball - The Juneau School District will be hosting two volleyball camps. Two camps are designed for incoming sixth and eight graders. It will take place Aug. 8-11 from 1-4:30 p.m. at Dzantiki Heeni. These free camps will focus on fundamental skills of passing, setting and hitting through drills and scrimmages. A camp for incoming high school students will take place Aug. 1-2 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni. Registration forms are available at the Boys and Girls Club. Info: Nikki Mealiff, 463-1700 ext. 298.

• LIFE On The Move Outdoor Adventure Camp - The Juneau School District hosts an outdoor adventure camp for children ages 14-18 from June 30 to July 2. The cost is $10 and food, activities, lodging and transportation will be provided. Activities will include canoeing, hiking, campfires, archery, fishing, storytelling and more. Registration forms are available at the Boys and Girls Club and Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Jennifer Maier, 463-7190.

• Classic Women's Outdoor Soccer - Registration for women's classic outdoor soccer has begun and will be ongoing throughout June. Registration forms may be picked up and dropped off at the Zach Gordon Youth Center or online at http://www.juneausoccer.com. The season begins the first week of July and is open to women who are new to the game or experienced players who which to play in a non-competitive league. Teams will play 14 games and usually play once a week. Games are usually played on Sundays and Mondays with a few midweek exceptions. Info: Kurt West, 364-2503.

• Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp registration - The Carlos Boozer Basketball Camp will take place at Juneau-Douglas High School from July 18-22. The camp features both a boys and a girls session and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. It is available for boys and girls ages 7-15 and costs $265 for the weeklong camp. Info: Call 1-800-871-CAMP or on the Web at http://www.carlosboozerbasketballcamp.com.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for experience and new players interested in playing golf. The league meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start. Golf club rentals are available and cost is $9.45 per round, plus tax. Please call ahead at 789-1221 at Mendenhall Golf Course. Info: Molly Wheeler, 780-5163; Donna Schultz, 789-3996.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - 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.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Treadwell Arena schedule - The Treadwell Arena will be running four half-day (8 a.m.-noon), week-long summer camps for youth ages 6-12. Available camps: Camp 3: Survivor Week (July 11-15). Camp 4: Explore the Outdoors, (July 18-22). Please check our Web site for more information and registration forms. Summer drop-in activities will be as follows: Drop-in gym is Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drop-in Floor Hockey/Gym is Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., and Drop-in Roller Hockey is Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Schedules for summer drop-in activities are also available on our Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.

• Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at jcooper@gci.net.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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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