Weekend Preview: Maier Marathon, Post 25 chases state title

The Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon take place Saturday at Savikko Park. Marathon starts are staggered at 5, 6 and 7 a.m., while half marathon starts are 8 and 9 a.m. Race day signup is available no later than one hour before race start.

The course runs the length of Douglas Island’s road system, starting and ending at Savikko Park. Runners turn around at Picnic Cove at False Outer Point for the marathon and about halfway into North Douglas Highway for the half marathon.

About 160 people have signed up for the race at press time, with Southeast Road Runners President John Kerr expecting around 200 to participate, including race-day signups. The public is encouraged to come out and support Juneau’s distance runners.

 

Marathon Records:

Women’s Open, Shannon Gress, Juneau, AK, 2:51:33 (2014)

Women’s Masters, Mary Hanna, 48, Maple Valley, WA, 3:25:04 (2010)

Women’s Wheelchair, Holly Koester, 48, Cleveland, OH, 3:27:17 (2008)

Men’s Open, Shawn Miller, 23, Juneau, AK, 2:31:30 (2003)

Men’s Masters, Jim Douglas, 44, Juneau, AK, 2:45:56 (1993)

Men’s Wheelchair, Seth McBride, 24, Juneau, AK, 2:27:21 (2007)

 

Half Marathon Records:

Women’s Open, Merry Ellefson, 39, Juneau, AK, 1:25:19 (2001)

Women’s Masters, Merry Ellefson, 45, Juneau, AK, 1:27:26 (2007)

Men’s Open, Shawn Miller, 25, Juneau, AK, 1:09:33 (2005)

Men’s Masters, Guy Thibodeau, 42, Juneau, AK, 1:14:16 (1993)

Men’s Wheelchair, Seth McBride, 23, Juneau, AK, 1:37:19 (2006)

 

Post 25 chases state title

Juneau’s Post 25 dropped to the losers’ bracket Wednesday in the American Legion Baseball state tournament in Anchorage, losing to Wasilla 3-5. Juneau secured an early 3-0 lead, scoring one run in each of the first three innings but Wasilla Post 35 tied the game with a three-run seventh and rallied for the decisive lead with two runs in the ninth.

Results for Post 25’s Thursday match against in the losers’ bracket weren’t available at press time. Juneau can still play their way into the 3 p.m. Saturday state title game in the double-elimination tournament; If they make that far they will have win twice to claim the title. The second championship game, if necessary, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Juneau came into the tournament as the top seed. Look to the Empire online and @Empiresports on Twitter for continued coverage of Post 25.

• Contact Kevin Gullufsen at kevin.gullufsen@juneauempire.com or call (907) 523-2228.

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