luray triathlon

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 […]

September 30, 2014

Meet pro triathlete Calah Schlabach

By |September 30th, 2014|

We had a lot of talent this year at both the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons.  Course records fell in both races by the same two athletes: Dan Feeney and Calah Slabach.

I met Calah for the first time at the pre-race practice swim on Friday of race weekend.  She was there with some friends with DC Tri Club.  One of Calah’s friends introduced Calah as the triathlete who was going to win both races – and he was right.

Yet, Calah […]

August 29, 2014

Meet Pro Triathlete Matt Shanks from Ignite Endurance

By |August 29th, 2014|

If you came out to pre-race practice swim on Friday evening before the Luray International on Saturday, you likely Matt Shanks who was there to offer racing tips. Matt was one of the pros who raced at Luray International Triathlon this year for a chance at the $5,000 cash prize purse.

A member of the Ignite Endurance triathlon team, Matt is a long course athlete, focusing on Ironman distance races. Most recently, he completed the inaugural Challenge Atlantic City where he earned his ELITE […]

Luray Triathlon 2014 Swim Waves

By |August 13th, 2014|

Below are the swim wave assignments for the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons this weekend.

Please note: Participants will compete in whichever age group they would be in as of Dec. 31st, 2014. In other words, your age group for the Luray Triathlon will be determined by your age on December 31st, 2014.

For example, if you are 44 now but turn 45 on September 1, your race age will be 45 because you will be 45 on December 31, 2014. As such, […]

Online registration closes Thursday at 12 PM

By |August 13th, 2014|

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.

Meet visually impaired triathlete Doug Powell

By |August 12th, 2014|

Need some inspiration?

If you’ve raced at Luray Triathlon in the past 3 or 4 years, you may have noticed an athlete wearing a Team Z jersey on the course riding a tandem bicycle or running with a guide. Meet triathlete Doug Powell.

Doug has a degenerative eye disease that has resulted in the loss of most of his vision. I can’t imagine attempting a triathlon with its swim, bike and run without being able to see. Wow!

Doug will be at Luray again this year at […]

Join us for Taste of Page County dinner on Saturday, August 16

By |August 2nd, 2014|

Savor the flavors of Page County with a special “farm to table” meal catered by Page County Grown and the Mimslyn Inn at Performing Arts Luray.

The dinner will feature beef BBQ, potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables from local Page County farms. Award winning beer from Devils Backbone Brewing Company will be available and there will be live entertainment by Acoustic Thunder.

This dinner is open to the volunteers, sponsors, supporters and athletes of the Luray Triathlon.

Space is limited to only 130 diners so please sign up soon […]

July 31, 2014

Pro Triathlete Dan Feeney to Race at Luray Triathlon

By |July 31st, 2014|

Welcome pro triathlete Dan Feeney from Newark, Delaware to the Luray Triathlon! Dan joins a talented field of both elite and amateur athletes who will be competing for part of the $5,000 cash prize purse.

Dan was featured as one of Competitor Magazine’s 5 New Pros to Watch in 2012 and brings a strong background in ITU racing to Luray.

Need help with your transitions? Dan will be giving a transition tips clinic on Friday and Saturday (8/15 & 17) from 4:30 PM to 5 PM near the swim […]

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 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 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 […]

Pre-Race swim clinic & practice at Lake Arrowhead on August 9th

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Geared toward beginner and novice triathletes, the clinic on August 9th, 2014 is designed to help you prepare for the Luray Triathlons as well as other short course triathlons with open water swims.
The clinic includes a lifeguard supervised open water practice swim in pristine Lake Arrowhead and an overview of the transition area flow from swim to bike to run to finish.
Presented by top coaches and athletes, the clinic will provide you with knowledge and expertise to help you become more comfortable […]

Luray International is more than half full…

By |June 11th, 2014|

Luray International is more than half full of our 700 athlete capacity. We do expect the race to sell out again this year.

There are also a limited number (50) of charity slots available. Charity slots cost $200 for an individual athlete.  For each community slot, we will donate $150 to United Way of Page County, our primary charity, which also helps provide many of our volunteers on race weekend.

Please register soon to reserve your spot!



May 27, 2014

Meet triathlete Catherine Goodrum, who wants to end pulmonary fibrosis

By |May 27th, 2014|

As we’ve been looking for interesting and inspiring people to interview for the Luray Triathlon website, we thought about Catherine Goodrum. Catherine was the original inspiration behind She Does Tri (triathlon coaching and clinics for women), which introduced Catherine to the sport of triathlon.

Now, Catherine has founded a non-profit – or what she prefers to call a “for purpose” enterprise – to help battle a deadly disease that you may never have heard of before reading Catherine’s interview.

We interviewed Catherine to find out […]

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

By |May 15th, 2014|

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 the International and Sprint are […]

Town of Luray Festival of Spring on Saturday, May 10

By |May 1st, 2014|

Coming up next Saturday (May 10) will be the Town of Luray’s Festival of Spring from 10 AM until 5 PM on Luray’s Historic Main Street and Ruffner Plaza – a day filled with arts, crafts, food, live music, entertainment and more!

It’s also an excellent opportunity to visit the area and check out the Luray Triathlon course.

More info:

April 25, 2014

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

By |April 25th, 2014|

Please be sure to sign up by April 30 before the price of registration increases on May 1.

You can register on 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 training!

David Glover
Luray Triathlon […]