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October 11, 2017

2018 Registration Opens November 1st

By |2019-03-05T10:31:24-04:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

2018 Registration Opens on Wednesday, November 1st at 8:00am, for all Luray Triathlon Events.  Click on the links below to visit the race pages to learn more.       International Triathlon – Sat, August 18th         Sprint Triathlon - Sun, August 19th         Swim Fest Luray - Sat, June 16th         Official Swim Clinic – Sat, July 28th         Practice Swims - TBD       Don’t miss [...]

August 31, 2017

It’s a Family Thing – Father and Sons Compete at Luray Triathlon

By |2019-03-05T10:31:24-04:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|

As a birthday present to his dad, Jeff Bogle signed his dad Reese, his brother Tom, and himself up for the Luray Triathlon. Jeff lives in D.C. and Reese and Tom live in New Jersey. Typically they do local races, but Reese had been eyeing up the Luray Triathlon for the last few years, so what better birthday present than to travel together as a family and compete at the Luray Triathlon, with Mom there to cheer everyone on as [...]

Local Does Luray Triathlon Hawksbill Double

By |2019-03-05T10:31:24-04:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

Local Triathlete, Allysah Fox, a Senior at Virginia Tech, competed in the Luray Triathlon Hawksbill Double. This was her first time ever competing in a double triathlon but her second year participating in the Luray Triathlon. Last year she raced the Luray Sprint Triathlon as her first triathlon ever. We had a chance to ask her a few questions about herself and her experience with the Luray Triathlon.   Tell me about yourself.   I am a senior at Virginia [...]

Couple Wayne and Jeannie Sykes Travel to Compete in the Luray Triathlon

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00August 27th, 2017|Categories: News|

Couple, Wayne and Jeannie Sykes, traveled from North Carolina to compete in the Luray Sprint Triathlon. Both have been runners since the 70’s and Jeannie has been doing triathlons since 1981, before there was even any established order in the sport of Triathlon. They enjoy coming to Luray for the Triathlon and then making a weekend of it, enjoying all the other activities, adventure, and beauty the area has to offer as well. We caught up with Jeannie and asked [...]

New Awards for Luray Triathlon are a Big Hit

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00August 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

Luray Triathlon decided to change up the podium awards this year and commissioned local potter Cathie Miranda Potterylady to hand make each pottery award.  The pottery awards were either pint glass shaped or mugs, ranging from 18-20oz.  When deciding on a new style of awards, Luray Triathlon Race Director, Ken Racine, wanted to use a local potter and have each award be a custom, hand crafted piece. After meeting with Cathie and seeing some of her work he knew this [...]

Luray Triathlon Partnership with Hawksbill Brewery A Big Success!

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

For the 2nd year in a row the Hawksbill Brewery in Luray, VA sponsored the double event  at the Luray Triathlon, appropriately named the Hawksbill Double.  The Hawksbill Brewery is a new, local, craft brewery in Luray, Virginia and has quickly become the favorite go-to-spot for the athletes to hang out during the Luray Triathlon weekend. Last year, though they sponsored the event, the brewery was not yet open for people to enjoy. This year however, owners, David Sours, Operations [...]

Julie Patterson Wins Both the Women’s Luray International & Luray Sprint Triathlons

By |2017-08-23T01:01:38-04:00August 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Julie Patterson won first place in both the Women's International and Sprint Triathlons. We caught up with Julie post-race and asked her a few questions.     Tell us about your race weekend: My race weekend was a lot of fun! It was the perfect opportunity to get back into racing with a well-run race close to home that also had strong competition. My husband and I also used the trip as a weekend getaway to a beautiful part of [...]

Lili Drops 100 lbs and Completes her 4th Luray Triathlon Hawksbill Double

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Lili Leonard has lost 100 lbs since she made it her goal to complete a triathlon. With her dedication and hard work she has come a long way from  where she started when she could barely walk up a flight of stairs. This past weekend Lili completed her fourth Luray Triathlon Hawksbill Double, competing in two triathlons back to back with the Luray International Triathlon on Saturday followed by the Luray Sprint Triathlon on Sunday. With an inspiring story like [...]

Adam Otstot Sets New Course Records in both the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

Adam Otstot, for the 3rd year in a row, won first place in both the International and Sprint Triathlons. His winning weekend resulted in setting new course records in both the International and Sprint Triathlons. We caught up with Adam post-race and asked him a few questions. Tell us about your race weekend:   The weekend was absolutely fabulous.  I traveled to Luray with my wife, Tori, and we had the best time.  After huddling in the Lifeguard Shack during [...]

Meet the Pros 2017

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: News|

Meet some of our Pro Triathletes to Race in the 2017 Luray Triatlon! Welcome back Pro Triathletes, Adam Otstot, Colin Riley, and Daniel Harris. They are excited to join a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing.   Adam Otstot Two-Time Returning Champ Adam Otstot, a Health and Physical Education Curriculum Coordinator for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and Pro Triathlete, from Williamsburg, VA, will be again racing both days of the Luray Triathlon as [...]

Special Offer – Hawksbill Bewing Co.

By |2017-08-07T14:37:06-04:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

Special Offer Hawksbill Bewing Co. sponsor of the Luray Hawksbill Double, is a new, local, craft brewery in Luray, Virginia. They are offering Luray Participants a special offer all race weekend: • 10% Discount for all Luray Triathlon Participants with presentation of their bib number (beverages only). Includes growler fills for Hawksbill Double Participants! • For Award Winners: $3 per fill up of their Award Mugs. (Limited to award winning athlete only, and must present race bib) • For Volunteers: [...]

July 28, 2017

Loyal Fan David Raimist to Compete in Luray for the 4th Straight Year

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00July 28th, 2017|Categories: News|

We thank our loyal fans of the Luray Triathlon, those who continue to come back year after year and encourage others to join them. Recently we caught up with one of those loyal fans, David Raimist. David will be competing this year in the Luray Triathlon for his 4th year in a row. An avid cyclist and member of the Mid-Maryland Tri Club, David puts together a competitive relay team each year. Q: Tell me about yourself? A: I grew [...]


By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: News|

Time is running out to register for the 2017 Luray Triathlon. For a limited time we are offering a team discount to EVERYONE! That's $20 OFF!!      Special $20 off discount for Luray Triathlon:  Luray-2017-$20  Please use ALL letters/numbers/characters above. This is a Discount Code. You will enter this into the Discount Code field on the payment page of registration.   

Local Preacher Turns Luray Triathlon into Quadathon

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|

Erich Bennett, a local Luray pastor and frequent Luray Triathlon participant turned the “Tri”athlon into a “Quad”athlon, last year when he added a fourth event to his day. Immediately following the triathlon, Erich raced to his church, Luray United Methodist Church, just in time to lead worship and preach, making that his fourth event of the day. Friends joked that he didn’t just do a triathlon, but rather a quadathon. Erich got Local 3rd Place, but wasn’t around to hear [...]

June 20, 2017

Luray Triatlon – Price Increase Soon

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

  Price increase at the end of the month for Luray Triathlon. DON'T MISS OUT, REGISTER NOW AND SAVE!        LURAY INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON         LURAY SPRINT TRIATHLON     Enjoy the Luray Triathlon promo video below! Filmed in 2016. For the lengthend full highlights video click here.   Luray International Triathlon:  Aug. 19th, 2017   Luray Sprint Triathlon:  Aug. 20th, 2017   Hawksbill Double Triathlon:  Aug. 19th-20th, 2017   Swim Fest Luray:  June 17th, 2017 [...]

Swim Fest Luray Online Registration Closing at Midnight

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: News|

REGISTER NOW, ONLY A FEW HOURS REMAIN! Online registration closes at midnight for Swim Fest Luray. Last day to register online is June 14th.   Swim Fest at Luray  Saturday, June 17, 2017 Online registration closes Wednesday, June 14th. After that point you can register at Packet Pick Up (for an increased fee) on race morning from 6:00am to 7:30am at the race venue. There is no packet-pickup or registration on Friday.   We hope to see you in Luray! [...]

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day – One Day Sale

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

Memorial Day ONE DAY SALE Discount available for registration on May 29th only. Use the code below to save 15% off the current registration for Luray Triathlon. MemorialDay-Luray-2017 Offer valid: Monday, 5/29/17 To Redeem: During registration enter the code exactly as it appears in the “Discount Code” field. Please note this is not an Invitation Code.   Luray International Triathlon:  Aug. 19th, 2017 MORE INFO   Luray Sprint Triathlon:  Aug. 20th, 2017 MORE INFO   Hawksbill Double Triathlon:  Aug. 19th-20th, [...]

Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim Clinic

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: News|

Don't Forget to Register for this Great Opportunity at a Great Price: 2017 Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim Clinic!!! You do not need to be registered for the Luray Triathlon to participate in this clinic. You can use this as training and preparation for any other triathlon or open water swim.     OPEN WATER SWIM CLINIC: INFO & REGISTRATION     Geared toward triathletes of all levels, the Official Luray Triathlon Open Water Swim and Transition Clinic, located [...]

Volunteers Needed Swim Fest Luray and Luray Triathlon

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: News|

Greetings Friends, We are excited about the 2nd Annual Swim Fest Luray and the 12th Annual Luray Triathlon. We are asking for volunteers for both events. Please read below for details. FREE RACE CREW T-SHIRT: All Voluteers will recieve a free t-shirt. PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO HELP US WITH OUR PLANNING.   Swim Fest at Luray Volunteer Opportunities   Only 25 days away, Swim Fest at Luray will be on Saturday, June 17th. Volunteers include registration, [...]

Swim Fest Luray Price Increase June 1

By |2019-03-05T10:31:25-04:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Swim Fest Luray Price Increase Soon! Price increase June 1st for Swim Fest Luray. REGISTER NOW AND SAVE!   Swim Fest Luray: June 17th, 2017     Enjoy the Swim Fest Luray promo video. (For the longer Swim Fest Luray Full Highlights Video Click Here)    Official Swim Clinic: July 29th, 2017