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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 […]

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 […]

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.

July 28, 2014

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 luraytriathlon.com/schedule 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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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 imathlete.com 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 both […]

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 15, 2014

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 are […]

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 imathlete.com 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 Triathlon […]

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 weekly […]

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 17!

Happy […]

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 re-named […]

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 and […]

February 26, 2014

Latest news from Luray Triathlon (late February)

By |February 26th, 2014|

A quick reminder – Please be sure to sign up for Luray International and Luray Sprint by 2/28 as the price bumps up on 3/1.

Introducing ART. We interviewed our new timer, Amazing Race Timing (ART), and asked them the cool, new timing features that they will provide at Luray this year for the first time. Click HERE for the interview.

Page Country Grown (website) is a local grassroots organization that promotes family farms & builds connections to locally-grown products.  Luray triathlete and […]

Local artist Patty Sevre to hand engrave all race awards

By |February 17th, 2014|

Glass engraving artist Patty Sevre will be hand-engraving all the awards for the Luray Triathlon again this year – each award will be as unique and special as the triathletes who earn them.

Every generation of Patty Sevre’s family has been engraving glass since the 1740’s. She creates these beautiful works of art using the time honored methods of revolving stones, copper wheels, and cooling water handed down through the generations. Every aspect of her work is freehand and shows the quality her […]

January 2, 2014

Luray Triathlon chosen as Competitor Magazine’s best Mid-Atlantic Triathlon of 2013

By |January 2nd, 2014|

You can see Luray Triathlon and all the other “Best of 2013” winners in the January issue of Competitor Magazine Mid-Atlantic that is in print now.

December 19, 2013

Latest News: Happy Holidays

By |December 19th, 2013|

We hope you’re staying warm, enjoying your triathlon off-season and spending time with family and friends.

Here is the latest news from Luray Triathlon: