Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, July 13

• Youth paceline bicycle training ride - Meet at 5 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club for the second youth paceline training ride of the summer. Teens interested in learning about how to ride in a pack of cyclists can meet and learn the basics of group riding. John McConnochie will assist the group. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249, or by e-mail at dvringle@ptialaska.net.

• Juneau box lacrosse practice - Meet from 6-9 p.m. at Treadwell Arena in Douglas to learn about this version of lacrosse that is played inside a hockey rink. NHL greats Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux used to play box lacrosse in the summer and credit the game with sharpening their passing skills. The game is played on a concrete or artificial turf floor, and about 20 players are expected during Wednesday's drop-in lacrosse session. Info: Jim Craig, 364-2393 (home) or 465-4236 (work).

Saturday, July 16

• Southeast Road Runners club - JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup 5K and kids 1/2- and 1-mile runs: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Dimond Court House (4th and Main) for the 5-kilometer race, which starts at 9 a.m. For the two kids races, meet at 9:30 a.m. at the 5K race finish line near the Juneau Red Cross office, just off Hospital Drive, for 10 a.m. race starts. This race is billed as the fastest 5K race in Juneau. Info: Heather Johnson-Smith, 789-2181, or by e-mail at hjsmith@thealaskaclub.com, or Caro Rosier-Polley, 586-8161, or by e-mail at polley@gci.net, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

• Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Eaglecrest Time Trial: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Mile 0.5 Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area in North Douglas) for a 10 a.m. race start. This course is about 5 miles long with an extensive climb. Most times this event is held with a mass start instead of the usual staggered start for time trials. Info: Betsy Fischer, 789-2023, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/freewheel/.

Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17

• American Caner Society - Relay For Life: The Relay for Life begins Saturday at 4 p.m. at Dimond Park as Juneau teams and community will raise funds for the American Cancer Society by walking and running laps continuously until 8 a.m. on Saturday. Luminaries (bags with sand and a lit candle to represent someone who has had cancer) are $5 for one and three for $10. They can be purchased at the event or by visiting the Web site, http://home.gci.net/~juneaurelay/. Info: Pat Yearty, 586-4900, or by e-mail at base@gci.net.

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 Disc Golf Course near the Lena Point sportsfields. It is open to everyone. Entry fee is $15, or $35 for Pro Division. There will be $2 mulligans, up to five, and a $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, July 19

• Southeast Road Runners club - East Glacier Trail Tangle: Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the East Glacier Trailhead, just past Garnet Street off Mendenhall Loop Road, for a 6 p.m. race start. The course is about 6 miles, with a nice hill. Info: Robert Sowers, 789-7549, or by e-mail at robertsowers2004@hotmail.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24

• Little League Senior Softball State Tournament - Gastineau Channel Little League hosts the Alaska State Senior Softball Tournament this weekend. It'll be a best-of-three series between two teams. Game one will be Friday at 5 p.m., game two will be Saturday at 1 p.m. and game three, if necessary, will be Sunday at 1 p.m.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Parks & Rec - Volleyball registration: The Juneau Parks & Recreation Team Registration will be conducted Thursday, August 11, at 5:15 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers. Men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks & Rec office, located on the second flor of the municiple building, room 218. Info: 586-5226

• 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.

• 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.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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.

• 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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