Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 2015 winners for each of our eight distribution regions!
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Every year, we ask our online readers and social media followers from around the country to vote for their favorite races, specialty shops, clubs, charity programs, coaches, products and more. Competitor is pleased to announce the 2015 winners for the Midwest region.
Best of Competitor 2015 — Midwest
Best 5K/10K: Faith & Fitness 5K/10K, Chicago
Best Half Marathon: Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, Chicago
Best Marathon: Chicago Marathon, Chicago
Best Trail Race: Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10-Miler, Darien, Ill.
Best Destination Running Races: Run Disney Running Series, Orlando, Fla, and Anaheim, Calif.
Best Women’s Race: Women’s Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Best Race for Kids: Pumpkins in the Park, Chicago
Best Running Club: (tie) Elijah Running Club and Chicago Endurance Sports
Best Running Shoe: Saucony Hurricane
Best Running Specialty Store: Fleet Feet Chicago, several locations
Best Running Shop Group Run: Pints Pub Run, Fleet Feet Sports, Elmhurst, Ill.
Best Charity Training Program: Team to End AIDS
Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Best Running Celebrity: John Bingham
Best Triathlon: Chicago Triathlon, Chicago
Best Cycling Event: Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour, Mequon, Wis.
Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Run: Tough Mudder
Best Race Swag: Hot Chocolate 15K Run, Chicago
Best Race T-Shirt: Big Foot Triathlon, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Best Outdoor Shop: REI
Best Bike Shop: Wheel & Sprocket, several locations
Best Triathlon Store: Urban Tri Gear, Westmont, Ill.
Best Triathlon Club: Tri-Umph Inc.
Best Sports Massage: Total Restoration Massage Therapy, Oak Park, Ill.
Best Health Club: Fitness Formula Clubs, several locations
Best Fitness Studio: Fit Body Boot Camp, several locations
Best Spinning Class: Fitness Formula Clubs, several locations
Best Yoga Class: Fitness Formula Clubs, several locations
Best Personal Trainer: Rick Applewhite, Exercise Life, Chicago
Best Sports Rehab Center: Aligned Modern Health, several locations
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Jen Evola, LMT, RD, LDN, CGFI, CFST, Mobile Health & Wellness, Chicago
Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration
Best Post-Race Restaurant: The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen, Chicago
Best Summer Resort: The American Club, Kohler, Wis.
Best Winter Resort: Breckenridge Resort, Colo.
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler