Registration will open on October 1 for next year with Luray International on Saturday, August 16 and Luray Sprint on Sunday, August 17 in 2014. Registration details will be posted at luraytriathlon.com and on Facebook soon. Going into our 9th year, there will be some significant enhancements to the race and registration. Moving to a registration system will allow you to register for both races at the same time if you’re doing the “Hooray for Luray Double” and self-modify your information and race category prior to race week plus more. You may notice that Luray is no longer part of the Virginia Triathlon Series in 2014. We have enjoyed 8 years of affiliation with VTS and Set Up Events but feel this change is best for the event and for the athletes. We are also adding more supporting events and training resources to help you practice and prepare for the Luray Triathlon and other races like the upcoming complimentary webinars through our partner, School of Tri. For any athletes still racing this year, there will be a lifeguard-supervised, open water swim practice on 9/28 at Lake Arrowhead Park (race site). Speaking of changes, some of you may be aware that when we first launched the Luray Triathlon in 2006, I was a resident of Reston, VA. I now live in Boulder, CO, a whopping 1,700 miles from the race venue. The distance is not insurmountable; however, to continue to maintain our close relationship with the community, I’ve asked Cory Churches, our long-time volunteer coordinator, to step into the role of Race Director. I will still be very active in the race and will focus on marketing, communications and outreach. The bottom line is that the organizers, Town of Luray, Page County, supporting businesses and non-profits are all committed to make the race experience next year even better for the athletes, spectators and volunteers. If you raced this year, we would still love to get your feedback in this brief ATHLETE SURVEY. All survey participants will be eligible to win one of two complimentary entries into either Luray International or Sprint Triathlon in 2014. Survey closes at end of day on Friday, September 20. See you in 2014! David B. Glover Race Producer, Luray Triathlon P.S. Don’t forget – you can still order 2013 photos from our official photographer, Jenny Ruley Photography. Example photos plus links to all the race photos can be found in our GALLERY.