Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2002

Today, July 14

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Mount Juneau Ridge Adventure Run: Meet at 7 a.m. at the Perseverance Trailhead parking lot at the end of Basin Road for a mandatory safety meeting. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. This is a strenuous 13-mile run with lots of hazards, so participants must be adequately conditioned (able to run a half-marathon in under two hours) and properly attired (no cotton). Race organizers reserve the right to ask people not to participate if they're not properly dressed. Runners new to the course should run in groups for safety purposes. The course follows Perseverance Trail to the Mount Juneau Trail and the peak of Mount Juneau (a 3,000-foot climb). It follows the ridgeline, then goes down the snow-filled Granite Creek Basin to reconnect with Perseverance Trail and the finish line. If weather and trail conditions are poor, the race will be canceled. This race was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed due to weather conditions. Info: Dave Pusich, 780-4525 or by e-mail at

Saturday, July 20

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Ben Blackgoat Memorial Perseverance Trail Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Perseverance Trailhead parking lot at the end of Basin Road for 9 a.m. race start. This event features three courses - two miles, four miles and seven miles. The race is in the memory of a former Juneau-Douglas High School runner who was killed on a training run and proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for JDHS runners. Info: Stan and Marge Ridgeway, 789-1937 or by e-mail at

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Echo Cove Challenge mountain bike race: Meet afternoon time TBA for a ride on the Cowee Creek Trail to Echo Ranch and back to the Cowee Creek Bridge along Echo Cove. Info: Dennis Travis, 789-7546.

• Juneau Alpine Club - East Glacier Trail hike, meet at 1 p.m. at the East Glacier Trailhead far parking lot for this easy hike. Children with parents are welcome. Info: Trip leader Steve Kocsis, 790-3175.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Robert Barron Peak/Mount Golub trek, details TBA for this moderate climb. Contact the trip leader for boat transportation arrangements. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.


• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration is now open for these popular youth sports camps run by the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. The Wee Soccer Camp, for ages 5-7, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 15-19 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (registration fee $65). The Baseball Camp, for ages 6-13, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 22-26 at Dimond Park (fee $70). The Advanced Soccer Camp, for ages 11-18, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 22-26 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (fee $90). The Basic Soccer Camp, for ages 7-12, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 29 to Aug. 2 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park (fee $90). Registration forms are available at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown and at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or by e-mail at

• Catamaran available for Kake Dog Salmon Festival - A limited number of spots are available on a catamaran for the Kake Dog Salmon Festival, which takes place on Saturday, July 20. Catamaran tickets are available from SEARHC through the end of business day on Monday, July 15. There are only 10 tickets remaining and priority will be given to team paddlers who still need spots on the boat. The price is $90 round trip. The catamaran leaves from Auke Bay terminal at 5 a.m. and returns to Juneau at 11 p.m. on July 20. The Kake Dog Salmon Festival features the Great Tlingit Canoe Race, a 5K fun run and bike race and other events. Info: Cheryl Eldemar, 463-4067.

• Southeast Football Camp - This camp for high school age students starts at 5 p.m. July 22 at Dimond Park and runs through July 27. The camp features two overnights at the Eagle River Boy Scout Camp. The cost is $90. Info: Reilly Richey, 789-4361.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball registration - Team manager packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building downtown. Team registration takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Assembly Chambers, when rule changes and other new items will be announced. Teams earn one bonus victory if they have a representative at the meeting. Late registration takes place on Friday, Aug. 9, in the Parks and Rec office. Teams will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Summer physicals for Juneau-Douglas High School athletes - Sports physicals for high school athletes are available at Zach Gordon Youth Center from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting on July 16. Carl Bausler, who works at the Juneau-Douglas High School Teen Health Center during the school year, gives the free physicals during the summers at Zach Gordon. The service is available to incoming freshmen and returning high school students only. Parents or guardians need to sign a consent form before the physical, which is available at Zach Gordon. All high school athletes need to have current physicals on file before being allowed to participate in team practices. Appointments are needed for each physical. Info and/or appointments: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Juneau-Douglas High School football practice - The first football practice of the season takes place at 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, July 29, at the Lena Point upper field. This practice is for varsity and junior varsity players. Other Crimson Bear practice times TBA. All players must have a current physical and registration form on file. Info: JDHS head coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361.

• 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.


• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (July 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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