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August 13, 2014

Online registration closes Thursday at 12 PM

By |2019-03-05T10:31:41-05:00August 13th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 |2019-03-05T10:31:42-05:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Pro triathlete Jessie Koltz to race at Luray Triathlon

By |2019-03-05T10:31:42-05:00July 8th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome Jessie Koltz! 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. [...]

June 25, 2014

Be sure to sign up for Luray Triathlons before price bumps up on July 1…

By |2019-03-05T10:31:42-05:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

May 15, 2014

Luray Triathlon offers $5,000 cash prize purse in 2014

By |2019-03-05T10:31:42-05:00May 15th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

April 25, 2014

Sign up for Luray Triathlons before registration fees go up on May 1…

By |2019-03-05T10:31:43-05:00April 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

March 25, 2014

Luray Triathlon at TRI-MANIA expo…

By |2019-03-05T10:31:43-05:00March 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Latest news from Luray Triathlon (mid March)

By |2019-03-05T10:31:43-05:00March 17th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The Art and Reward of Volunteering at a Triathlon

By |2019-03-05T10:31:43-05:00March 13th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Cory Churches, Race Director Ever considered volunteering for a triathlon? 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 [...]

December 19, 2013

Latest News: Happy Holidays

By |2019-03-05T10:31:44-05:00December 19th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy Holidays from Luray Triathlon 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: Local athlete interview. Always smiling, David Sours made his triathlon debut at the Luray Sprint Triathlon in 2012 then did the "Hooray for Luray Double" in 2013. David is also a farmer (Public House Produce) and a true Luray local. Here's the INTERVIEW with David. Clubs and teams. We're [...]

October 21, 2013

Interview with Luray Triathlon Finisher and Shop Owner Gary Drum

By |2019-03-05T10:31:45-05:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This will be the first of a series of articles about some of the people who help make the Luray Triathlon experience so magical. Q: Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Gary Drum and I am the owner of Appalachian Outdoors Adventures, the packet pickup venue for the Luray Triathlon. --- Q: What is your experience with the Luray Triathlon? The Luray Triathlon has been nothing but a positive experience for me both as an athlete [...]

September 19, 2013

September News: Registration opens on October 1 plus what’s new for 2014

By |2019-03-05T10:31:45-05:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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. […]

August 19, 2012

Congratulations to all of our Luray Triathlon 2012 finishers!

By |2019-03-05T10:31:46-05:00August 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

In 2012 we had 82 triathletes complete the "Hooray for Luray Double" (successfully finishing both Luray International and Luray Sprint as individuals in the same weekend) and receive a unique glass coffee mug hand-engraved by engraving artist Patty Sevre! Here are the top 3 finishers for each race: Luray International 2012 Male: Michael Harlow - 2:10:45 Scott Tonder - 2:10:52 Dan O'Connell - 2:11:09 Female: Peggy Yetman - 2:19:27 Hilary Cairns - 2:23:36 Rachel Wigton - 2:24:41   Luray Sprint 2012 Male: Matias Palavecino [...]

June 4, 2012

Open water swimming tips by Mei Mei Connor

By |2019-03-05T10:31:47-05:00June 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Anxious about swimming in open water or just need some tips to swim better and faster? In this short video for the Luray Triathlon, open water swim coach Margaret "Mei Mei" Connor of Open Water Works shares tips for open water swimming: Need open water swim practice? Mei Mei will also be presenting the open water swim portion of the Luray Triathlon Pre-Race Clinic on Saturday, August 11, 2012.  You'll have a chance to practice in Lake Arrowhead - which [...]