Meet Our Event Staff

Ken Racine
Ken RacineRace Director
USA Triathlon Certified Race DirectorKen joins the Luray Triathlon as the new Race Director for the 2015 season following the transition from the race’s founder, David Glover. Ken owns and operates Racine MultiSports, a race management company that he founded in 2007.

Ken competed in triathlons in the 20-24 age group as a young athlete and then returned to endurance sports at age 35 after establishing his career and family. By 2001 he was competing again and this time that dedication came with a desire to be involved in the triathlon scene as a race director.

Ken successfully established his first triathlon in 2007 (Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon). By 2009 he launched a client based service to offer timing and race management services to groups and organizations wanting their own running or multi-sport events. He now owns and operates 6 event series (16 individual races) including the Luray Triathlons.

“Our mission from the beginning was to give back to the sport that has given so much to me, to establish quality events for a wide range on athletes, and to give back to the community that we operate within”, Ken shares. To date, Racine MultiSports has hosted over 43,000 athletes and has reached $100,000 in charitable giving.

Danny Serpico
Danny SerpicoRace Announcer
Whether competing as a triathlete, race directing for Rip It Events or announcing at multi-sport events, Danny Serpico has been active in the multi-sport community for 10 years. Danny resides in Columbia, Maryland and is passionate about living the multi-sport life style. He has completed 5 full distance triathlons and numerous marathons. Danny enjoys meeting and supporting athletes while MC’ing at triathlons, running, cycling and swimming events.
Pat O'Brien
Pat O'BrienLuray Parks & Recreation Director
David P. O’Brien serves as the Town of Luray’s Parks and Recreation Director and has been employed with the Town for over 34 years. Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of Luray High School and attended Montgomery College and Lord Fairfax Community College.

Mr. O’Brien oversees recreation personnel who are responsible for maintaining over 300 acres of award winning parklands. He also serves as the Town of Luray’s events coordinator with concerts, races and festivals held throughout the year.

Goals for his department include maintaining the Town’s parks and keeping up with recreational trends to ensure growth. Mr. O’Brien also assists the town’s Tree and Beautification Committee and Luray Hawksbill Greenway Foundation. In addition to serving as Director of Recreation, Mr. O’Brien is a member of Grace Brethren Church, STMA, National Arbor Day Foundation, Sports Virginia, APSA and the Virginia Outdoors Plan Steering Committee.

Dakota McCoy
Dakota McCoyAssistant Director of Parks and Recreation
Dakota McCoy began serving as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation in May 2017. Ms. McCoy graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2013 with a B.S. in Geography & Environmental Studies and an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Most of her experience has been working for the National Park Service in parks such as Yosemite and Badlands in outdoor education and recreation. Her new responsibilities include planning work and supervising departmental staff, planning/implementing/evaluating town events, creating maintenance plans, grant writing, maintaining town parklands, and assisting the Luray Tree and Beautification Committee. Ms. McCoy’s goals include maintaining and improving existing facilities and lands, including Luray’s award winning Hawksbill Greenway, Lake Arrowhead, Ralph Dean Recreation Park, and all other parklands. She hopes to help promote and establish the Town of Luray as an events and outdoor recreation destination and community, as well as maintain the Town’s Tree City USA and Growth Award honors.

Phone: (540) 742-9421