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October 20, 2016

2017 Registration Opens November 1st

By |October 20th, 2016|

2017 Registration Opens for the Luray Triathlon on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00am.

Click on the links below to visit the race website to learn more.

International Triathlon – Sat, August 19th

Sprint Triathlon – Sun, August 20th

Swim Fest Luray – Sat, June 17, 2017

Official Swim Clinic – Sat, July 29th

Practice Swims – TBD


Don’t miss out on the deep savings with our LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER entries. This is a first come first served special price and once they are sold out the price will then move to […]

September 10, 2016

Event Dates for 2017

By |September 10th, 2016|

Event Dates Announced for 2017

Swim Fest Luray – June 17 (Saturday)

Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic – July 29 (Saturday)

Luray International Triathlon – August 19 (Saturday)

Luray Sprint Triathlon – August 20 (Sunday)

2017 Registration Opens Nobember 1, 2016.

August 22, 2016

Race Follow-Up

By |August 22nd, 2016|

Greetings Luray Triathletes!

Wow, what an incredible race weekend! We were so inspired by all of the athletes, volunteers, race staff and all the spectators. We hope you will agree that this was an amazing experience for all. We also hope to see all of you back next year and that you will bring additional people with you.

We would like to thank Pat O’Brien (the Luray Parks and Recreation Director) and all of his staff, the Town of Luray, Mayor Barry […]

FINAL Registered Participant Information – Luray Triathlon 2016

By |August 18th, 2016|

This is the final update. We are busy getting everything set up at the race venue and it’s all coming together as planned! This e-mail contains several last minute updates. If you have missed the rest of the updates you can scroll down to see them. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We will be very busy the remaining time before race day. If you have questions after reading the Athlete Guide you can call the Race Director, Ken Racine, […]

Pro Triathlete Kristin Lemos to Race in the 2016 Luray Triathlon

By |August 18th, 2016|

Welcome back pro triathlete Kristin Lemos to the 2016 Luray Triathlon. Kristin, from Bethesda, MD is a full-time health researcher in Washington, DC and races triathlons professionally in her free time. She has raced the Luray International Triathlon three times now, once in 2009 as an amateur and in 2014 and 2015 as a pro, placing 2nd in both years. Kristin will join a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the […]

Pro Triathlete Colin Riley to Race in the 2016 Luray Triathlon

By |August 13th, 2016|

Welcome Pro Triathlete Colin Riley to the 2016 Luray Triathlon. Colin, a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Triathlon Coach (and professional triathlete!) from Cincinnati, OH, will race in the Luray Triathlon for the first time. He will race the Luray International Triathlon on Saturday, Aug 20 and then race the Luray Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, Aug 21. Colin will join a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

Interview with […]

Pro Triathlete Dan Harris to Race in the 2016 Luray Triathlon

By |August 13th, 2016|

Welcome Pro Triathlete Dan Harris to the 2016 Luray Triathlon. Dan, a Software Engineer from Charlottesville, VA, will race in the Luray Triathlon for the first time. Dan will join a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

Interview with Dan Harris

Q: Tell us about yourself.

A: I was born and raised in Richmond, VA. Growing up, my main sport was football, which I played from the age of […]

July 29, 2016

Pro Triathlete Ian King to Race in 2016 Luray Triathlon

By |July 29th, 2016|

Welcome Pro Triathlete Ian King, from Virginia Beach, VA, to the Luray Triathlon. This is Ian’s first time to compete in Luray, and is something he says he has always wanted to do, “Although I’ve never raced in Luray, I’ve ridden plenty in the Shenandoah/George Washington National Forest area, and I love it. It’s so awesome to me that you can be so close to a major metro area like DC, yet it just feels so remote.” Ian is currently […]

Returning Champ, Pro Triathlete Adam Otstot to Race in the 2016 Luray Triathlon

By |July 24th, 2016|

Welcome back, returning champ, Pro Triathlete Adam Otstot from Williamsburg, VA, to the Luray Triathlon! Adam won 1st place overall in both the International and the Sprint Triathlon last year. Adam will be racing both days of Luray Triathlon as part of the Hawksbill Double. He will once again compete against a talented field for part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

Interview with Adam Otstot

Q:  Tell us about yourself.

A: I am a proud husband and father.  I teach physical education […]

Pro Triathlete John Kenny to Race in the 2016 Luray Triathlon

By |July 24th, 2016|

Welcome pro triathlete, coach and race director John Kenny to the Luray Triathlon!

A former Pennsylvania state champion in high school swimming and all-district in cross country, John swam for 4 years at Cornell University.  During his college days and beyond, John found his niche in the sport of open water swimming where he is a 5-time US National Champion in distances ranging from 10K up to 25K and  has competed at a wide variety of races including Nationals, Olympic trials, Pan Ams, Pan Pacs, World […]

Luray Triathlon offers $5,000 cash prize purse in 2016

By |July 24th, 2016|

The Luray Triathlons will be offering a $5,000 total cash prize purse this year for athletes racing in the Luray International or Sprint Triathlons on August 20 and 21 (respectively).

Prize money ($2,500 each race) is available to ELITE athletes and amateur athletes racing in the OPEN Division. It will be awarded to the top 3 males and the top 3 females overall in each Luray race as follows:

1st: $600

2nd: $400

3rd: $250

OPEN and ELITE Division athletes who race in both the […]

April 19, 2016

“TRI” Movie Screening – Luray

By |April 19th, 2016|

We are excited to announce the screening of the movie “TRI” in Luray!
We invite everyone who is interested to come out and see the movie before it hits the big screen this summer.

This screening is more than a movie… Come meet the cast and producers and learn the backstory about the movie and how Luray Triathlon was chosen to be in the movie.

For those of you who attended the Luray Triathlon, we hope to see you on the big screen.

RSVP […]

Luray Triathlon Race Director In The News

By |April 7th, 2016|

March 28, 2016

Luray Triathlon March News

By |March 28th, 2016|

Hello Triathletes!

Spring is here and the 2016 race season is upon us! Below are a few topics we thought you would find interesting and informative.


We are excited to announce “Tri” the movie will be premiering at 2 locations near you! Tuesday, April 26th it will be showing at The Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival. Then, we will be having a special screening in Luray on Saturday, May 14th, exciting details will be coming […]

February 25, 2016

February News

By |February 25th, 2016|

Hello athletes!

By now we are sure many of you are ready for Spring and the 2016 race season. We are too! Below are a few topics we thought you would find interesting and informative. Please let us know if there is anything you need as you prepare for the 2016 race season.

PRESS RELEASE – New Race…Swim Fest at Luray!

By |February 15th, 2016|


For Immediate Release

New Race…Swim Fest at Luray!


Racine MultiSports is excited to announce the newest race in their lineup and the newest addition to the Luray Triathlon brand…Swim Fest at Luray, scheduled for June 18, 2016!

Swim Fest at Luray is a new event produced by Racine MultiSports. The event is being modeled after the ever growing and popular Swim Fest at Fort Ritchie. “Swim Fest is a fun and competitive way to test out your open water swim skills and gain […]

First Trailer for “TRI” the movie, filmed in part at the Luray Triathlon 2015!

By |February 4th, 2016|

January 11, 2016

January News

By |January 11th, 2016|

Greetings Triathletes!

We can hardly contain our excitement for the 2016 Luray Triathlon! We work hard every year to keep improving and have some new and exciting plans in store.



Check out this short promotional video of the 2015 Luray Triathlon.



Here is just some of the exciting news about this year’s event!

1. Registration Filling Up Fast

Registration for the 2016 Luray Triathlon is experiencing record numbers within the first few months of the race being open. Act now and secure your spot! […]

December 8, 2015

December News

By |December 8th, 2015|

Greetings Triathletes!

We are excited about a new year fast approaching and want to keep you updated on some import news related to the Luray Triathlon.

1. Team Discount

We will be offering team discounts again this year. The discount will go into effect on January 1. Please have your team leader email Laura to secure your team codes.



2. Early Registration

Don’t forget to register this month for the best pricing on the Luray Triathlon. Even with the team discount going into […]

August 14, 2015

Pro Triathlete Jenny Leiser to Race in the Luray Triathlon

By |August 14th, 2015|

Welcome Pro Triathlete Jenny Leiser from Charlotte, North Carolina, to the Luray Triathlon! Jenny, a Forensic Chemist and Head Drug Analyst for the US Probation Office, will race the Luray Double, racing back to back days in both the Luray International Triathlon as well as the Luray Sprint Triathlon. This will be her first time to race the Luray Triathlon. Jenny will join a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the $5,000 […]