Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005


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, or on the Web at

Sunday, July 17

• Juneau Disc Golf Association - Putting for Paws: This charity disc golf tournament will benefit the Gastineau Humane Society and will be held at Aant'iyeik DGC. It is open to everyone. Entry fee is $15, or $35 for Pro Division. There will be $2 mulligans, up to five and $2 ace pool with $1 from each entry going to GHS. There will be eight divisions. Registration starts 15 minutes before tee off, with the first tee off taking place at 10:15 a.m. Please bring sturdy shoes and lots of water. No dogs during tournament play.

Tuesday-Thursday, July 26-28

• Alaska Department of Fish & Game - Hunter Education Course: The Hunter Education course includes instruction on firearms safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulation, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. Successful graduates will be awarded a lifetime hunter education certification recognized throughout North America. This course is required to hunt in several Game Management Units throughout Alaska and for anyone under 16 who wishes to hunt waterfoul on the Mendenhall Wetlands Game Refuge without adult supervision. It will take place at the Juneau Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range adjacent to the Juneau Gun Club from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day. All persons interested must purchace at $10 packet of study materials at the Douglas office of ADF&G or at the JHEF. The workbook must be complete prior to the start of the course. Info: ADF&G, 465-4265, or JHEF at 586-4101.



• LIFE On The Move Flag Football - The Juneau School District will be hosting three separate flag football camps. Taking place on July 11-14, the final of the three camps runs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Adair Kennedy field. 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 - Registration is still being accepted for the July 25th-28th camp for middle school students and the Aug. 1-2 camp for high school students. The middle school camp will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. each day at the DZ gym. The high school camp will take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. each day at the DZ gym. These free camps will focus on fundamental skills of passing, setting and hitting through drills and scrimmages. Info: Nikki Mealiff, 463-1700, Ext. 298.

• 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 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

• Frank Shorter Running Clinic: Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic marathon champion, will be hosting a running clinic at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 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.



• Kids sports camps - The JRC/Alaska Club is hosting kids sports camps in July and August, Monday through Friday. These all-day camps are taking place at the JRC/Alaska Club Valley location. They are for kids ages 5-12 and space is still available. They are open to the public. Info: Gail O'Dell, 789-2181.

• 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

• 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

• 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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