Meet Our Event Staff

Ken Racine
Ken RacineRace Director
USA Triathlon Certified Race DirectorKen joins the Luray Triathlon as the new Race Director for the 2015 season following the transition from the race’s founder, David Glover. Ken owns and operates Racine MultiSports, a race management company that he founded in 2007.

Ken competed in triathlons in the 20-24 age group as a young athlete and then returned to endurance sports at age 35 after establishing his career and family. By 2001 he was competing again and this time that dedication came with a desire to be involved in the triathlon scene as a race director.

Ken successfully established his first triathlon in 2007 (Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon). By 2009 he launched a client based service to offer timing and race management services to groups and organizations wanting their own running or multi-sport events. He now owns and operates 6 event series (16 individual races) including the Luray Triathlons.

“Our mission from the beginning was to give back to the sport that has given so much to me, to establish quality events for a wide range on athletes, and to give back to the community that we operate within”, Ken shares. To date, Racine MultiSports has hosted over 43,000 athletes and has reached $100,000 in charitable giving.

Heather Sours
Heather SoursVolunteer Coordinator
Heather Sours was introduced to the sport of triathlon in 2009 as a volunteer at the Luray Triathlon. For the past five years, she has volunteered in almost every volunteer role associated with the triathlon.

In 2013, she decided to give multi-sport a try as a triathlete. She completed the Luray Sprint triathlon in 2012 and the Luray International triathlon in 2013 plus other triathlons in Virginia.

Heather has recruited and coordinated volunteers for numerous United Way of Page County volunteer events, including recruiting hundreds of local volunteers for the annual Luray Triathlon.

Heather is proud to call Luray her hometown and resides in Luray with her husband and daughter.

Brad Rex
Brad RexRace Announcer
In his own words:

One of the many joys of race announcing is travel. How else would I find myself in Luray, VA each summer?

For a number of years I bombed about the country in an old pick up. In my wallet, I had a ‘pro card’ and all that meant was that I didn’t have a real job. I had fun and didn’t know any better.

Announcing triathlons offers the opportunity for me to stay connected with the core of the sport – the folks that are having fun. The finish line is such a wonderful place: first or last, middle of the pack or age group winner . . . everyone covers the same course and has shared the same hill and head wind. I’m often envious and miss being out there. 

Looking forward to seeing you in Luray this summer!

Pat O'Brien
Pat O'BrienLuray Parks & Recreation Director
David P. O’Brien serves as the Town of Luray’s Parks and Recreation Director and has been employed with the Town for over 34 years. Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of Luray High School and attended Montgomery College and Lord Fairfax Community College.

Mr. O’Brien oversees recreation personnel who are responsible for maintaining over 300 acres of award winning parklands. He also serves as the Town of Luray’s events coordinator with concerts, races and festivals held throughout the year.

Goals for his department include maintaining the Town’s parks and keeping up with recreational trends to ensure growth. Mr. O’Brien also assists the town’s Tree and Beautification Committee and Luray Hawksbill Greenway Foundation. In addition to serving as Director of Recreation, Mr. O’Brien is a member of Grace Brethren Church, STMA, National Arbor Day Foundation, Sports Virginia, APSA and the Virginia Outdoors Plan Steering Committee.

Morgan Housden
Morgan HousdenAssistant Parks & Recreation Director
Morgan Housden began serving as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation in September 2013. Ms. Housden graduated from Radford University with a B.S. in Recreation Parks and Tourism with a Concentration in Tourism Management and Special Events as well as Outdoor Recreation.

Her responsibilities include planning work and supervising departmental staff, planning/ implementing/ evaluating town events, creating maintenance plans, grant writing, maintaining town parklands, and assisting the Luray Tree and Beautification Committee. Ms. Housden’s goals include maintaining and improving existing parklands and facilities. She hopes to help establish Luray as an events and outdoor recreation destination and community, as well as maintain the Town’s Tree City USA and Growth Award honors. Ms. Housden is a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation, Sports Virginia and Association of Experiential Education.