Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, July 05, 2002

Today-Sunday, July 5-7

• Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Wrather climb: This three-day trek requires an ice ax, crampons and camping gear. Info: Trip leader Dave Lefebvre, 789-4099.

Saturday, July 6

• Southeast Road Runners Club - JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup 5K and Kids' Half- and One-Mile Runs: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the downtown court house (4th and Main) for 9 a.m. race start for 5K runners. Race finishes at Hospice and Home Care near Bartlett Memorial Hospital. Kids' runs start at 10 a.m. at the finish line of the 5K race. Info: Caro Rosier-Polley or Heather Johnson-Smith, 789-2181, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - U.S. Postal Service group ride: Meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Federal Building post office for a group ride to the Mendenhall Valley post office. The group ride honors the U.S. Postal Service cycling team and the start of the Tour de France on Saturday. All participants will receive a commemorative pin featuring the USPS yellow jersey. A USPS team flag will be raised at the Mendenhall Valley post office after the group ride, and participants will have their names entered into a drawing to win the team flag after the Tour de France ends. Info: Scott and Betsy Fischer, 789-2033 (home) or 586-6780 (work), or by e-mail at

• Gathering of the Tribes Pow Wow - Tlingit war canoe races: Racing starts at 10 a.m. at Twin Lakes. Info: Juneau Pow Wow Club, Dianne Fleegal, 790-2964, or Garfield Katasse, by e-mail at

Saturday-Sunday, July 6-7

• Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron - Rum Cup Challenge races, Round 2: Two-day event features a run from Mayflower Island (Douglas Harbor) to Point Hilda on Saturday and a run from Point Young to Sheep Creek on Sunday. There will be a beach bonfire Saturday night at the anchorage due west of Admiralty Cove in Young's Bay. Racing starts at 10 a.m. each day and is open to any single-hulled sailboat at least 21 feet long. A handicapping system is used so liveaboards can compete with racing sailboats. Sailboats must complete at least four of the eight legs of the series in order to be ranked in the final point standings. There is a mandatory pre-race captain's meeting at 8 a.m. at the Aurora Harbormaster's office. Info: John Stone, 364-4663, Chris Miller, 789-3546, or on the Web at (then click Sailing Squadron link).

Monday, July 8

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Minor baseball (ages 9-10) district tournament: Petersburg vs. Ketchikan, 3 p.m., and Wrangell vs. Juneau East, 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies are 5:30 p.m. All games at Miller Field near Glacier Valley Elementary School.

Tuesday, July 9

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Minor baseball (ages 9-10) district tournament: Juneau West vs. Petersburg, 3 p.m., and Ketchikan vs. Juneau East, 6 p.m. All games at Miller Field near Glacier Valley Elementary School.

Wednesday, July 10

• Gastineau Channel Little League - Minor baseball (ages 9-10) district tournament: Ketchikan vs. Wrangell, 3 p.m., and Juneau West vs. Juneau East, 6 p.m. All games at Miller Field near Glacier Valley Elementary School.


• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation - Beginning springboard diving class: Class meets from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 1-31 at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Call the pool for class costs. Class size limited to seven people. Course teaches basic stretching and strengthening exercises and basic competitive diving skills with front and back approaches. Students should be comfortable diving off the low diving board. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.

• 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 is for runners in grades 1-5 (no kindergarten students this year) and is led by local runners John and Jamie Bursell. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The season will end with 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 (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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