July 31, 2014

Pro Triathlete Dan Feeney to Race at Luray Triathlon

By |July 31st, 2014|

Welcome pro triathlete Dan Feeney from Newark, Delaware to the Luray Triathlon! Dan joins a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

Dan was featured as one of Competitor Magazine’s 5 New Pros to Watch in 2012 and brings a strong background in ITU racing to Luray.

Need help with your transitions? Dan will be giving a transition tips clinic on Friday and Saturday (8/15 & 17) from 4:30 PM to 5 PM near the […]

Pro Triathlete Molly Roohi to Race in Luray Sprint Triathlon

By |July 30th, 2014|

Welcome pro triathlete Molly Roohi from King George, VA, to the Luray Triathlon! She joins a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

Molly is a past winner of the Luray Sprint Triathlon (2010) so she has experience on the Luray course.

We interviewed Molly to learn a little more about her, to find out what motivates her and to hear what advice she might have for aspiring triathletes. Here’s what […]

Latest News & Updates: Open Division, Talented Field & Weekend Schedule

By |July 28th, 2014|

Dear Athlete,

Less than 3 weeks until race weekend. Our race team is making final planning preparations. The t-shirts, finisher’s medals, hand-engraved awards and race bags are ordered and volunteers are being recruited.

Please don’t forget to sign up soon if you have not done so already. We will not have a wait list.

Race weekend schedule is now online. Please visit for the schedule of events on race weekend including packet pickup times and practice swims. Details about the Taste of Page County Dinner will be […]

Pro triathlete Steve Rosinski to race at Luray Triathlon

By |July 24th, 2014|

Welcome pro triathlete Steve Rosinski from Charlottesville, VA, to the Luray Triathlon! Not only is Steve a pro triathlete, but he’s also a full-time Doctor of Optometry. Wow!

Steve’s triathlon career began while at Ohio State where he finished 8th in the 2010 Collegiate National Championships. Upon graduating in 2011 with his Doctorate, Steve made the decision to dedicate himself more to his training and racing and in doing so earned his Elite Triathlete license within the year.

Originally from Rochester, NY, […]

Both races filling up + open water swim clinic

By |July 15th, 2014|

Dear Triathlete:

With less than 5 weeks until race weekend, we hope your training is going well. Final planning preparations are underway and we’ll be publishing the athlete guide and race weekend schedule soon.

Please, please sign up soon if you have not done so already as registrations are coming in more quickly now. We will not have a wait list.

Need practice open water swimming? Check out the Luray Pre-Race Open Water Swim Clinic on August 9th. Pro triathlete and […]

Pro triathlete John Kenny to race at Luray Triathlon

By |July 14th, 2014|

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, […]

Pro triathlete Jessie Koltz to race at Luray Triathlon

By |July 8th, 2014|

Welcome pro triathlete and swim coach Jessie Koltz to the Luray Triathlon this year!

Not only will Jessie be racing both days as part of the “Devil’s Double,” but Jessie will also be be a swim coach for the Luray Triathlon Pre-Race Open Water Swim Clinic on August 9. Jessie is sure to make the women’s race an exciting race to watch as she competes against a talented field for the part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

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June 25, 2014

Be sure to sign up for Luray Triathlons before price bumps up on July 1…

By |June 25th, 2014|

Dear Triathlete:

We invite you to come experience the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons in the scenic Shenandoah Valley!

Now in its 9th year, the Luray Triathlon was voted the Best Triathlon of 2013 in the Mid-Atlantic Region by readers of Competitor Magazine.

Please be sure to register by June 30 before the price bumps up on June 30. You can register on here: Luray International, Luray Sprint.

We have added a registration option on the Luray International registration page this year so that you can sign up for […]

Pre-Race swim clinic & practice at Lake Arrowhead on August 9th

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Geared toward beginner and novice triathletes, the clinic on August 9th, 2014 is designed to help you prepare for the Luray Triathlons as well as other short course triathlons with open water swims.
The clinic includes a lifeguard supervised open water practice swim in pristine Lake Arrowhead and an overview of the transition area flow from swim to bike to run to finish.
Presented by top coaches and athletes, the clinic will provide you with knowledge and expertise to help you become more […]

Luray International is more than half full…

By |June 11th, 2014|

Luray International is more than half full of our 700 athlete capacity. We do expect the race to sell out again this year.

There are also a limited number (50) of charity slots available. Charity slots cost $200 for an individual athlete.  For each community slot, we will donate $150 to United Way of Page County, our primary charity, which also helps provide many of our volunteers on race weekend.

Please register soon to reserve your spot!



May 27, 2014

Meet triathlete Catherine Goodrum, who wants to end pulmonary fibrosis

By |May 27th, 2014|

As we’ve been looking for interesting and inspiring people to interview for the Luray Triathlon website, we thought about Catherine Goodrum. Catherine was the original inspiration behind She Does Tri (triathlon coaching and clinics for women), which introduced Catherine to the sport of triathlon.

Now, Catherine has founded a non-profit – or what she prefers to call a “for purpose” enterprise – to help battle a deadly disease that you may never have heard of before reading Catherine’s interview.

We interviewed Catherine to find […]

Luray Triathlon offers $5,000 cash prize purse in 2014

By |May 15th, 2014|

The Luray Triathlons will be offering a $5,000 total cash prize purse for the first time this year for athletes racing in the Luray International or Sprint Triathlons on August 16 and 17 (respectively).

Prize money ($2,500 each race) is available to ELITE athletes and amateur athlete racing in the OPEN Division. 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 International and Sprint […]

Town of Luray Festival of Spring on Saturday, May 10

By |May 1st, 2014|

Coming up next Saturday (May 10) will be the Town of Luray’s Festival of Spring from 10 AM until 5 PM on Luray’s Historic Main Street and Ruffner Plaza – a day filled with arts, crafts, food, live music, entertainment and more!

It’s also an excellent opportunity to visit the area and check out the Luray Triathlon course.

More info:

April 25, 2014

Sign up for Luray Triathlons before registration fees go up on May 1…

By |April 25th, 2014|

Please be sure to sign up by April 30 before the price of registration increases on May 1.

You can register on here: Luray International, Luray Sprint.

We also added a registration option on the Luray International registration page so that you can sign up for both races at once for the “Devil’s Double” presented by Devils Backbone Brewing Company. If you’ve already signed up to both races individually, we will automatically include you in the Devil’s Double category.

Happy training!

David Glover
Luray […]

New to triathlon? Check out recording of “Crash Course in Triathlon Training” webinar

By |April 15th, 2014|

Designed for the triathlon novice or the triathlete with only a few races completed, this webinar by David Glover & Krista Schultz for School of Tri will provide you with the basic knowledge and resources to help prepare you for a solid performance on race day in your Sprint or International distance triathlon!

Topics covered include:

Overview of triathlon from start to finish;
Learn the basic fundamentals and physiology of triathlon training;
Gain strategies to improve swim, bike, run and transitions;
Learn nutrition tips […]

Meet Super Triathlete and Super Mom Katie Palavecino

By |April 11th, 2014|

If you’ve been active in triathlon in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area, you’ve probably seen or even met the friendly and talented Katie Palavecino. A long-time participant in Luray Triathlon, Katie took home the win at the Luray International in 2011 and her husband, Matias, holds the course records for both Luray International and Sprint. Now, as a wife, a patent examiner and mother of two young children, Katie still manages to fit triathlon training into her […]

March 25, 2014

Luray Triathlon at TRI-MANIA expo…

By |March 25th, 2014|

We hope you had a fantastic and fun time at the TRI-MANIA expo (like we did) on Saturday!

Thank you so much for all of you who stopped by to chat with Race Announcer Brad Rex, Race Director Cory Churches and I.

Of course, we appreciate all the feedback on the Luray Triathlon and look forward to welcoming many of you for the first time in August this year at Luray International Triathlon on August 16 and Luray Sprint Triathlon on August […]

Latest news from Luray Triathlon (mid March)

By |March 17th, 2014|

How is your triathlon training progressing? We hope you’ve been able to successfully “weather” the poor weather.

Volunteers make a triathlon what it is. We could not do the race without them. Race Director Cory Churches shares the “Art and Reward” of volunteering in this article.

Welcome Devils Backbone Brewery as a new sponsor in 2014! Not only will Devils Backbone be providing their award-winning beer at our Volunteer and Athlete dinner on Saturday night (details coming soon), but athletes who complete the newly […]

The Art and Reward of Volunteering at a Triathlon

By |March 13th, 2014|

by Cory Churches, Race Director

Volunteering is an excellent way to get a first hand view of the intricate “behind the scenes” dance of a race while also providing a service to the athletes. In fact, volunteers make the event what it is. Each and every volunteer enhances the participant experience and helps make the event safer for all.

The Luray Triathlon requires more than 300 volunteers on race weekend. Duties range from registration and body marking to bike course directional support […]

Check out other Luray events like Festival of Spring in May

By |March 4th, 2014|

Not only does the Town of Luray host the Luray Triathlon, but the town also hosts a number of other sporting events and festivals like the upcoming Festival of Spring on May 10 featuring live music, entertainers, delicious food, arts & crafts, 2 duck races, a canine sports show, kid’s activities…and so, so much more!

Be sure to check out and download their event rack cards (.pdf format) for all of their events in 2014:

Sports Event Schedule Rack Card
Town of […]