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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 […]

July 30, 2014

Pro Triathlete Molly Roohi to Race in Luray Sprint Triathlon

By |July 30th, 2014|

Welcome pro triathlete Molly Roohi from King George, VA, to the Luray Triathlon! She joins a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

Molly is a past winner of the Luray Sprint Triathlon (2010) so she has experience on the Luray course.

We interviewed Molly to learn a little more about her, to find out what motivates her and to hear what advice she might have for aspiring triathletes. Here’s what she […]

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 […]

April 11, 2014

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 […]

December 15, 2013

Meet Luray triathlete and local farmer David Sours

By |December 15th, 2013|

If I can say one thing about David Sours is that he’s always smiling – whether he’s smiling crossing the finish line of the Luray Triathlon, smiling as contemplates his next event like Spartan Race or talking about what he does for a work (farming).

We had a chance to sit down with David to find out a little more about him, his story as a triathlete and the impact of the triathlon on the local Luray and Page County community.

November 26, 2013

Latest News: Happy Thanksgiving + Planning Your Next Triathlon Season

By |November 26th, 2013|

Tempus fugit. The holiday season is upon us. But, it’s not too early (or too late) to start thinking about next year. School of Tri will be offering a live, complimentary webinar on 12/3: Planning Your Next Triathlon Season for More Success.

With cold weather and holidays meals just ahead, attending a Boot Camp is an excellent way to cross-train and stay motivated during the triathlon off-season! Custom Fitness Concepts, owned and operated by Reston triathlete Tom Kalka, is one of the premier boot […]

October 29, 2013

Luray Triathlon October News: Off-Season Training Tips

By |October 29th, 2013|

We hope you had a fantastic year and achieved all (or most of) your triathlon goals!

Throughout the 8 years of the Luray Triathlon’s existence, we’ve had tremendous support from both inside the community and outside.

Gary Drum, co-owner of Appalachian Outdoors Adventures, is one of our insiders who has been with us from the very beginning both as an athlete and as a host for packet pickup. We recently interviewed Gary and asked him about the triathlon and its […]

Interview with Luray Triathlon Finisher and Shop Owner Gary Drum

By |October 21st, 2013|

This will be the first of a series of articles about some of the people who help make the Luray Triathlon experience so magical.

September 19, 2013

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

By |September 19th, 2013|

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, 2013

Congratulations to our Luray Sprint finishers!

By |August 19th, 2013|

Congratulations to all our Luray Luray Sprint finishers – you all are amazing!

Click HERE for all results.

July 22, 2013

USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Region Launches 2013 Club Challenge

By |July 22nd, 2013|

USA Triathlon announced the launch of the Mid-Atlantic Region Club Challenge featuring three races including the Luray Sprint Triathlon.

From USA Triathlon:
With nearly 150 registered clubs in the Mid Atlantic region, we are working to find ways to make them more involved and serve as a resource for those looking to get involved in the sport. Our clubs range in size from 10 to more than 1,300 members. Each club has unique strengths, and all USA Triathlon clubs are great resources […]