Sports in Juneau

Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2002

Today, Aug. 25

• Southeast Road Runners Club - Nifty Fifty Relay: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sunshine Cove, Mile 36.4, Glacier Highway, for 9 a.m. race start. This is a 50-kilometer (31-mile) relay for two or three runners. The first leg, dubbed the road leg, is 10.51 miles and goes from Sunshine Cove to the Windfall Lake Trailhead near Herbert River. The second leg, called the trail leg, is 10.71 miles and goes down the Windfall Lake Trail to the Montana Creek Trailhead. The third leg, called the mixed leg, is 9.85 miles and winds around Back Loop Road, Dredge Lake Trail and other routes before finishing at Skaters' Cabin off Montana Creek Road. A picnic will follow the race. A map of the course can be found on the Web at Info: Keith Marshall, 789-0148 (home) or 789-8110 (work).

Saturday, Aug. 31

• Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country running - Juneau Invitational: See the top high school runners in Southeast Alaska. Girls start at noon, boys at 12:45 p.m., with both five-kilometer races taking place at the Treadwell Mine Trails course at Sandy Beach.

• Southeast Road Runners club - Seventh Annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: Meet at 7 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 8 a.m. race start. This race is for men only and promotes education, awareness and prevention of prostate cancer. Courses are five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. Entry fees are $12 for adults and $8 for boys age 12-younger. This race is held in conjunction with the "Beat the Odds" breast cancer run for women. Info: John McConnochie, 586-3641 home, 789-2181 work, or Peggy Ann McConnochie, 586-3641 home, 586-3540 work, or by e-mail at

• Southeast Road Runners club - 11th Annual "Beat the Odds" women's race against breast cancer: Meet at 8 a.m. at Mendenhall River Elementary School for 9 a.m. race start. This race is for women only and promotes education, awareness and prevention of breast cancer. Courses are five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. Entry fees are $18 for adults and $14 for girls age 13-younger, with long-sleeved shirts going to the first 600 entered in the race. This race is held in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. Info: George Elgee of Glacier Valley Rotary Club, 789-3178, or by e-mail at


• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation will take reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gymnasium starting on Monday, Aug. 12. The gym is open for rentals beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The cost is $27 per hour. The Mount Jumbo Gym is also open for preschool open gyms starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Preschool open gyms take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and they are open for children age 6 and younger. The preschool open gyms are free and parents need to stay at the gym with their children at all times. The Terry Miller Gym is currently open and available for rent. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Gastineau Channel Little League equipment return - All team managers and coaches who haven't already turned in their team baseball and softball gear need to do so at noon Sunday, Aug. 25, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the GCLL equipment locker located at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Those who can't make the scheduled times should call to set up a time to turn in gear. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.

• Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the JAC headquarters, 1136 Slim Williams Way (near Skaters Cabin). Info: JAC headquarters, 789-7058.

• 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 Rifle and Pistol Club - The parking lot of the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Mile 1.5 Montana Creek Road, will have temporary closures over the two weeks starting on Thursday, Aug. 15, for paving. The parking lot and the range may be closed during normal working hours, but will reopen after 5 p.m. until the normal dusk closure. Info: Mal Menzies, 789-9025.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation - Adult volleyball officials are needed for the upcoming 2002 men's and women's volleyball fall seasons. Play opens on Sept. 3. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.


• Youth open gym - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (Aug. 31) 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.

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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