Softball in Full Swing

The ballfields sprang to life at the beginning of June with coed softball league games on Friday and Monday nights. Above, Anna Korsmo of the Panthers squares up to hit a pitch. Right, Tyler Rose of the Plumbers checks the field before rounding third base.

Photos by Kile Brewer

Marathon tops 100 registrants for Sat. start

The second annual Skagway Marathon will take place on June 9, and with more than 100 participants pre-registered, the race has doubled in size since the inaugural event last year.
The majority of the 100-plus participants are registered for the 13-mile half marathon, a route that takes runners from the docks all the way to Long Bay and back. The full marathon will expect 16 runners. The route for the full 26 miles extends past the half marathon turn-around and continues past the West Creek Bridge up the West Creek Road to a glacier view before turning around and returning to the Skagway harbor.
The marathon is now a certified marathon, meaning that any runner whose time is at or below 3 hours 30 minutes will qualify for the New York and Boston marathons, said Skagway Tourism Director Buckwheat Donahue.
Online pre-registration closed on May 26, but marathon hopefuls can still register on race day. The race-day registration fee for the half marathon is $25, and the full marathon costs $35.
See complete results at www.skagwaymarathon.org – KB

Four Skagway teams ready to roll in 20th KCIBR

The sold-out Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay will kick-off on
June 16 with the 10-leg, 148.5-mile road race on the Haines Highway. Four teams from Skagway are registered.
With all of its 1,200 spots filled for the race’s 20th anniversary, the bike relay should be a good showing of talent and competition among the participants.
The route stretches southward from its starting line at Haines Junction, Yukon Territory across the border and all the way to Haines.
The Skagway teams are: Sockeye Steve & the Upstream Cyclists, Nahku Bay Riders, Good Tryers, and solo rider Spencer Morgan riding under the team name, I Don’t Like Bike Sharts.
Check results at www.kcibr.org. – KB