May 10, 2015

Volunteer for Luray Triathlon Weekend

By |May 10th, 2015|

Volunteers are the heart of the Luray Triathlon

Without you, we could not do the race. Volunteering is also a way for athletes to give back to the sport of triathlon while learning about what goes on “behind the scenes.”

Volunteer jobs include:

Registration and packet pick up
Body marking race numbers
Swim course – in boat, kayak or on paddle board
Transition area
Bike course directional
Run course directional
Aid stations
Transition areas
Finish line



Thank you for your time in helping make the Luray Triathlon the best triathlon in […]

April 10, 2015

Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic

By |April 10th, 2015|


The Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic! See Below for more details.

Personalized swim stroke analysis with video taken of your swim stroke! See Below for more details.

Location: Lake Arrowhead Park, Luray, VA
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015

Info for Swim Clinic

Geared toward triathletes of all levels, the Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic, located at the race venue, is designed to help you prepare for the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons […]

March 2015 Newsletter

By |April 10th, 2015|

Don’t Delay…Luray Triathlon Filling Up Fast!
With the popularity of the Luray Triathlon, coupled with the announcement of the USA Triathlon Regional Championship for the Sunday Sprint race, the race is filling up faster than last year. We are currently trending 35% more registration at the same point last year. Don’t delay, register now to secure your spot and avoid higher registration fees.

Luray Triathlons Team Discounts
Don’t miss out on extra savings! We offer team discounts on race entries. Please check […]

March 31, 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

By |March 31st, 2015|

February 2015 Newsletter

Tri Mania Expo – DC

Have you registered yet for Tri Mania, March 21, 2015? It’s free!
Simply visit the link below to confirm your plan to attend and you will be entered to win some prizes from the Tri Mania organization. Luray Triathlon will be there to answer questions about the race and if you visit our booth as a registered athlete for the 2015 Luray Triathlon you will get a special prize!


Race Fees Increase March 1st

The next […]

January 2015 Newsletter

By |March 31st, 2015|

January 2015 Newsletter

USAT Regional Championship

Have you heard? The Luray Sprint Triathlon is now the 2015 USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Short Course Championship!
We are honored to receive this designation from USAT.

So what does this mean?

• USAT elects races in each region to be the championship race for specific distances and types. Only top races are selected!

• USAT contributes special awards for top winners and age group winners, which will be in addition to the Luray Triathlon awards.

• There is no qualification needed […]

December 2014 News

By |March 31st, 2015|

December 2014 News

Early Registration Ends Soon!
Act now before time runs out! The Luray International and Sprint Triathlon early pricing ends December 31, 2014.
International Registration
Sprint Registration

Team Discounts
Don’t miss out on extra savings! We offer team discounts on race entries. Please check with your team captains to find out if they setup the 2015 discounts. If not please have a representative from your team contact us at:

Announcing Luray Triathlon Pre-Race Swim Clinic Date
We are excited to announce the Luray Triathlon Pre-Race Swim […]

October 15, 2014

Registration opens Thursday, October 16 at 8 AM plus organizational announcement

By |October 15th, 2014|

Registration for 2015 opens this Thursday, October 16 at 8 AM. Race dates will be:

August 15, 2015: Luray International
August 16, 2015: Luray Sprint

There are a limited number of discounted entries available for the first 25 athletes to sign up in each race.

I also have some exciting news to share, but first a little context.

Back in 2005, I approached the Town of Luray with the idea of putting on a triathlon the following year. The first question I had to answer […]

September 30, 2014

Meet pro triathlete Calah Schlabach

By |September 30th, 2014|

We had a lot of talent this year at both the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons.  Course records fell in both races by the same two athletes: Dan Feeney and Calah Slabach.

I met Calah for the first time at the pre-race practice swim on Friday of race weekend.  She was there with some friends with DC Tri Club.  One of Calah’s friends introduced Calah as the triathlete who was going to win both races – and he was right.

Yet, Calah […]

August 29, 2014

Meet Pro Triathlete Matt Shanks from Ignite Endurance

By |August 29th, 2014|

If you came out to pre-race practice swim on Friday evening before the Luray International on Saturday, you likely Matt Shanks who was there to offer racing tips. Matt was one of the pros who raced at Luray International Triathlon this year for a chance at the $5,000 cash prize purse.

A member of the Ignite Endurance triathlon team, Matt is a long course athlete, focusing on Ironman distance races. Most recently, he completed the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City where he earned his ELITE […]

Congratulations to all our Luray Triathlon finishers this weekend!

By |August 17th, 2014|

Wow, what an exciting race weekend!  You inspire.

With our new prize purse of $5,000, we saw our most competitive field ever as more than 20 elite and top amateur athletes raced head to head for the top 3 overall each day.

We also had 65 athletes complete the “Devil’s Double” presented by Devils Backbone Brewing Company.  These athletes earned a hand-engraved beer glass by completing both races as individuals on race weekend.

View preliminary RESULTS.

Luray Triathlon 2014 Swim Waves

By |August 13th, 2014|

Below are the swim wave assignments for the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons this weekend.

Please note: Participants will compete in whichever age group they would be in as of Dec. 31st, 2014. In other words, your age group for the Luray Triathlon will be determined by your age on December 31st, 2014.

For example, if you are 44 now but turn 45 on September 1, your race age will be 45 because you will be 45 on December 31, 2014. As such, […]

Online registration closes Thursday at 12 PM

By |August 13th, 2014|

Online registration for Luray Triathlon will close on Thursday, August 14 at 12 PM.

Once online registration closes, you can still register in person at each race’s packet pickup times for that race. Please see the Weekend Schedule for packet pickup times and locations.

Meet visually impaired triathlete Doug Powell

By |August 12th, 2014|

Need some inspiration?

If you’ve raced at Luray Triathlon in the past 3 or 4 years, you may have noticed an athlete wearing a Team Z jersey on the course riding a tandem bicycle or running with a guide. Meet triathlete Doug Powell.

Doug has a degenerative eye disease that has resulted in the loss of most of his vision. I can’t imagine attempting a triathlon with its swim, bike and run without being able to see. Wow!

Doug will be at Luray again this year at […]

Join us for Taste of Page County dinner on Saturday, August 16

By |August 2nd, 2014|

Savor the flavors of Page County with a special “farm to table” meal catered by Page County Grown and the Mimslyn Inn at Performing Arts Luray.

The dinner will feature beef BBQ, potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables from local Page County farms. Award winning beer from Devils Backbone Brewing Company will be available and there will be live entertainment by Acoustic Thunder.

This dinner is open to the volunteers, sponsors, supporters and athletes of the Luray Triathlon.

Space is limited to only 130 diners so please sign up soon […]

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 swim […]

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 she […]

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 posted […]

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, he […]

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, World […]

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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