Best Of Competitor 2014 — Midwest Region

Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor winners for each of our eight distribution regions!

Every year, we ask our online readers and social media followers from around the country to nominate their favorite races, specialty shops, clubs, charity programs, coaches, products and more. Competitor is pleased to announce the 2014 winners for the Midwest region.

MORE: Best of Competitor 2014 Winners!

Best 5K/10K
Hot Chocolate Run
Chicago

Best Half-Marathon
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago ½ Marathon
Chicago

Best Marathon
Chicago Marathon
Chicago

Best Trail Race
The North Face Endurance Challenge
Madison, WI

Best Destination Race
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ Marathon
Las Vegas, NV

Best Women’s Race
Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K
Chicago

Best Race for Kids
Pumpkins in the Park 5K
Chicago

Best Running Club
Elijah Running Club
Villa Park, IL

Best Running Shoe
ASICS Gel-Nimbus 16

Best Running Specialty Store
Dick Pond Athletics
(several locations)

Best Running Store Group Run
Fleet Feet Sports
Chicago

Best Charity Running Program
Team in Training

Best Running Charity to Fundraise
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Best Running Celebrity
John Bingham

Best Triathlon
Chicago Triathlon
Chicago

Best Cycling Event
Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour
Mequon, WI

Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Race
Rugged Maniac 5K
Wilmot, WI

Best Race Swag
Hot Chocolate Run
Chicago

Best Race T-Shirt
FFC Indoor Triathlon
Chicago

Best Bike Shop
Wheel & Sprocket
Evanston, IL

Best Outdoor Shop
REI
(several locations)

Best Triathlon Shop
Endure It!
Naperville, IL

Best Triathlon Club
Tri-Umph Multisport
Glenview, IL

Best Sports Massage
Total Restoration Massage Therapy
Oak Park, IL

Best Health Club
Fitness Formula Club
(several locations)

Best Fitness Studio
Shred415
(several locations)

Best Spin Class
Fitness Formula Club
(several locations)

Best Yoga Class
Fitness Formula Club
(several locations)

Best Personal Trainer
(tie) Lauren Rippy
Endure It!
Naperville, IL

(tie) Kate Schnatterbeck,
Tri-Umph Multisport
Glenview, IL

Best Sports Rehab Center
NovaCare
(several locations)

Best Sports Medicine Doctor
Dr. Paul Marando, Physicians Plus
Chicago

Best Sports Supplement
BASE Performance

Best Post-Race Restaurant
Goose Island Brewery
Chicago

Best Summer Resort
Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva, WI

Best Winter Resort
Boyne Mountain Resort
Boyne, MI

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle
Subaru Outback

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