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July 19, 2015

Luray Triathlon News

By |July 19th, 2015|

Official Swim Clinic for Luray Triathlon
ONE WEEK AWAY! The Swim Clinic is schedule for Saturday, July 25. Online registration will close on Friday, July 24. Don’t delay, register today! Click here to see details.
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Luray Triathlon Registration
TIME IS RUNNING OUT to secure your spot in the Luray Triathlon! Current pricing will end on Sunday, August 9th at midnight, or earlier if the race sells out. Beginning at midnight on Sunday August 9th (or at the time we sell out), only Charity […]

Luray Triathlon has been selected to be in a feature length movie!

By |July 19th, 2015|

Hello Luray Triathlon Fans!We have some exciting news to share with you. As if the Luray Triathlon was not already exciting enough, we have been chosen as one of only two triathlons selected to be in a feature length movie that is being filmed in the Washington DC Area. The title of the movie is “TRI”.That’s right, the Luray Triathlon (and the Nation’s Triathlon) will have a film crew on site during the race to film their triathlete actors participating […]

Luray Triathlon is for all Levels!

By |July 19th, 2015|

Luray Triathlon is for all Levels!
Both the International and Sprint Triathlons are enjoyed by all levels of triathletes. In fact the greatest portion of athletes are first timers and age group athletes. While the Sprint Triathlon is the Regional Championship, all levels are still invited and there is no qualification needed to enter the Sprint Triathlon Championship.

• USAT elects races in each region to be the championship race for specific distances and types. Only quality races are selected! We are […]

SECURE YOUR DISCOUNT FOR LURAY TRIATHLON!

By |July 19th, 2015|

SECURE YOUR DISCOUNT FOR LURAY TRIATHLON! SAVE $20!!!

We offer team discounts, currently valued at $20 off. Check with your team captain to see if your team has a discount code. If not contact Ken to set up your discount. Ken@LurayTriathlon.com

 

Luray Update

By |July 19th, 2015|

SAVE $20!!!
We offer team discounts, currently valued at $20 off. Check with your team captain to see if your team has a discount code. If not contact Ken to set up your discount. Ken@LurayTriathlon.com
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Luray Triathlon is for all Levels
Both the international and Sprint Triathlons are enjoyed by all levels of triathletes. In fact the greatest portion of athletes are first timers and age group athletes. While the Sprint Triathlon is the Regional Championship, all levels are still invited and there […]

May Newsletter

By |July 19th, 2015|

Regional Championship Clarification

We need your help! It has come to our attention that there is confusion on how “Regional” Championships work. It appears that some athletes thought that only those who qualify are allowed to race in a “Regional” Championship, and therefore thought they were not eligible to race the Luray Sprint Triathlon. This is not the case!!! USAT has two types of championships, Regional (which anyone can enter) and National (you must qualify for). The Luray Sprint is […]

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

VOLUNTEER NOW!

 

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|

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…

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

NEW THIS YEAR…
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. www.LurayTriathlon.com

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! http://tri-mania.com/washington-dc/overview/

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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
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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:
Ken@LurayTriathlon.com
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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 […]