Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002

Today-Sunday, July 26-28

• Juneau Tennis Association - Outdoor doubles tennis tournament: This tournament starts at 5 p.m. on Friday at Cope Park and ends about 6 p.m. on Sunday. If it starts raining, matches will move to the Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. The tourney is co-sponsored by JRC/The Alaska Club and the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. The tournament is open to everyone and features the following doubles divisions - men's open A/B, men's open, women's open A/B, women's open and mixed. All participants are guaranteed at least two matches. The entry fee is $15 per event and participants are limited to two events. Entries close at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. Info: Hassan Bani Saaid, JRC/The Alaska Club tennis pro, 789-2181.

Saturday, July 27

• Southeast Road Runners - Mount Roberts Tram Run: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the lower station of the Mount Roberts Tram for 9 a.m. race start. Runners will run from the lower tram station up South Franklin Street to 6th Street, where they will access the Mount Roberts Trail and run to the cross. This run is about three miles long and features 1,800 feet in elevation gain with some steep inclines. Bring warm clothing (race officials will carry extra clothing to the top of the tram). Runners will receive a free ride down the tram. Info: Dirk Miller, 463-6751, or Paul Dick, 586-3469, or by e-mail at

Sunday, July 28

• Eagles vs. Ravens Walk Contest - Tlingit war canoe races: Award ceremony festivities start about 2 p.m. with picnic, drumming and tug-of-war, with canoe races starting about 3 p.m. Info: Andrea Ebona-Michel, 463-5850.

• Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - High-power hunter/sporter rifle and match/service meet: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range (Mile 1.5 Montana Creek Road), shooting starts 10 a.m. after a range safety meeting. This meet is designed to help sharpen your shooting skills before the opening of deer season on Aug. 1. The shooter will choose to shoot from either 100 or 200 yards for the four-position meet. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025, or by e-mail at, or see Ray Coxe at Rayco Sales.

Friday, Aug. 2

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Informal Time Trial: Meet at 6 p.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot for a 6:30 p.m. race start. This is a 10-mile time trial along the North Douglas Highway, with cyclists leaving the starting line at 30-second intervals. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

Saturday, Aug. 3

• Southeast Road Runners club - Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half-Marathon: Marathoners meet at 6:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach for 7 a.m. race start (a 6 a.m. start time is available for slower runners). Half-marathoners meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach for 9 a.m. race start. Marathon course is TAC-certified at 26.2 miles, half-marathon course is 13.1 miles. Marathon entry fee is $30, which includes t-shirt and a custom finisher's medal. Half-marathon fee is $15 (pre-registration) and $18 (day-of-race). Free barbecue dinner for participants at end of race. Info: Ben Van Alen, 586-8322, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Dimond Park/Brotherhood Bridge Long Course: Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Dimond Park for 10 a.m. race start. Mountain bike course is one to three laps around the edges of Dimond and Vintage parks. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

• Juneau Gun Club - FRANK Committee fund-raising day at the range: Worried about a possible Legislative or Capitol move? Well, shoot. Meet from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Juneau Gun Club, Mile 0.5 Montana Creek Road, for a day of trapshooting and other shotgun events. Money raised benefits the FRANK Committee (Fiscally Responsible Alaskans Needing Knowledge), which tries to educate voters about the costs of moving the state government out of Juneau. There is also a barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., a cowboy action shooting demonstration at noon and a gun dog demonstration at 4 p.m. Members of the FRANK Committee and the Alaska Committee will make presentations during the barbecue. Info: Tom Boutin, 789-7936, or by e-mail at

• Juneau Alpine Club - Kayak trip, a moderate trip with details TBA. Info: Trip leader Jan Conitz, 463-3703, or look on the Internet at

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 3-4

• Juneau Yacht Club Sailing Squadron - Rum Cup Challenge races, Round 3: 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).

• Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - UPSEA Invitational Tournament: This Ultimate Frisbee event features games from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The tourney features teams from Juneau, Sitka and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. There will be round-robin games on Saturday and a double-elimination bracket on Sunday. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-4468 (fax) or by e-mail at or on the Web at


• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration is open for these popular youth sports camps run by the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation. 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). The other camps are already in progress or finished for the summer. 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

• Juneau Youth Football League - Registration for the 2002 season will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, July 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Nugget Mall. Info: JYFL, 463-3001.

• Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club - Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay: Team packets and race finisher certificates for Juneau riders have been delivered to the Foggy Mountain Shop. Contact the shop to see if your team's packet from the June 15 race has been picked up. Info: Dave Ringle, 790-7249.

• Juneau Alpine Club - Monthly meeting, meet at 7 p.m. at the JAC Headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters Cabin). Info: JAC HQ, 789-7058, or on the Web at

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


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

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