Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, July 06, 2004

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, July 6

• Southeast Road Runners - Midsummer Night 10-Kilometer and 1-Mile Runs: Meet at 5:15 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.

Saturday, July 10

• Southeast Road Runners - Eagle River Scout Trail 6K: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Eagle River Scout Trail parking lot for a 9 a.m. race start. This out-and-back 6-kilometer course features a new trail that parallels Eagle River on the way out, crosses a meadow then makes a loop around the flag pole at the main lodge of the scout camp, then returns through a "funnel of trees" to rejoin the main trail back to the finish line. Info: Zane Clark, 789-2583 or by e-mail at zaneak@yahoo.com, or Mike McKrill, 789-9116.

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - End of the Road Race: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Auke Recreation Area for a 10 a.m. race start. The course is 52 miles out to the end of Glacier Highway and back for the race division and 31.6 miles for the sport class. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at Chiles@alaska.net.

• Gastineau Channel Little League - District II Majors All-Star Baseball Tournament: Today's round-robin games are Wrangell vs. Sitka at noon, Ketchikan vs. Prince of Wales at 3 p.m. and Juneau East vs. Petersburg at 6 p.m., with all games at Miller Field behind Glacier Valley School. Opening ceremonies are 5 p.m. today at Miller Field. The round-robin portion of the tournament continues through July 16, with semifinals on July 17 and the championship game on July 18.

Saturday-Sunday, July 10-11

• Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - Juneau Cup Challenge Race, Round Three (Legs 6-7): Racing takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a run from Auke Bay to Admiralty Cove and a return race on Sunday, a distance of about 19 miles on the north side of Admiralty Island. These are the sixth and seventh legs of the six-round, 13-leg summer point series, which replaced the Rum Cup racing series. This event is open to all single-hulled sailboats and it used a special handicapping system that factors in variables such as whether the boat is used as a liveaboard, has a dog on it, inexperienced crew, etc. Info: Juneau Cup coordinator Jim Mahan, 463-6470, JYC-SS fleet captain McKie Campbell, 586-5856, or JYC Commodore Del Carnes, 789-7301, or on the Web at http://www.juneauyachtclub.org/juneaucup.html.

Sunday, July 11

• 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. The course follows Perseverance Trail, then the follows the Mount Juneau Trail (about 3,000 vertical feet) to the peak, before following a rolling ridgeline until coming back down via Granite Creek and back onto the Perseverance Trail. This is an extremely difficult run of about 15 miles, with very strenuous climbs, and all participants must run with partners and be able to complete a half-marathon race (13.1 miles) in two hours or faster. Participants must bring proper clothing (no cotton), a hat, gloves, light windbreaker, etc., and have plenty of fluids and snacks. Contact the race director with any questions about conditioning and gear. The run will be postponed if weather/snow conditions are judged to be poor. Route and safety issues will be discussed before the run starts. Info: Dave Pusich, 780-4525 or by e-mail at dpusich@gci.net.

• Gastineau Channel Little League - District II Majors All-Star Baseball Tournament: Today's round-robin games are Wrangell vs. Juneau West at noon, Prince of Wales vs. Petersburg at 3 p.m. and Juneau East vs. Sitka at 6 p.m., with all games at Miller Field behind Glacier Valley School. The round-robin portion of the tournament continues through July 16, with semifinals on July 17 and the championship game on July 18.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• 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.

• International Bowhunter Education Program - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct this course that is required of all hunters who is to participate in "Archery only" hunts this year. All bow hunters must complete an ADF&G-approved bow hunter education course, such as this one, before they are allowed to hunt. This course takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at 2760 Sherwood Lane, Suite 2C. All participants should bring their own bow, arrows, and target or filled points for the shooting portion of the course. The course includes classroom training, a written test, and bow and arrow shooting with target and filled points. Advance registration is required, and archers can register at the Douglas office of ADF&G. Info Denise Wolvin, ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation, 465-4265.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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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