Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 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 Mountain West region.
Best of the Competitor 2015 — Mountain West
Best 5K/10K: Bolder Boulder 10K, Boulder, Colo.
Best Half Marathon: (tie) Golden Leaf Half Marathon, Aspen, and Equinox Half Marathon, Fort Collins, Colo.
Best Marathon: Colorado Marathon, Fort Collins, Colo.
Best Trail Race: Bear Chase Trail Run, Lakewood, Colo.
Best Destination Running Race: St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah
Best Women’s Race: Zooma Run, Colorado Springs
Best Race for Kids: Great Candy Run 5K, Denver, Colo.
Best Running Club: Revolution Running, Denver/Boulder
Best Running Shoe: Hoka One One Clifton 2
Best Running Specialty Store: Runner’s Roost, several locations
Best Running Shop Group Run: Flatirons Running, Boulder, Colo.
Best Charity Training Program: Team in Training
Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Project Purple
Best Running Celebrity: Kara Goucher
Best Triathlon: Boulder Ironman 70.3
Best Cycling Event: Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride
Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Run: Snowmass Mud Run, Snowmass Resort, Colo.
Best Race Swag: (tie) Hot Chocolate Run, Denver and Human Potential Running Series, several locations
Best Race T-Shirt: Chase the Moon Endurance Run, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Best Outdoor Shop: REI, several locations
Best Bike Shop: Boulder Cycle Sport, Boulder, Colo.
Best Triathlon Store: Kompetitive Edge, Sheridan, Colo.
Best Triathlon Club: Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club
Best Sports Massage: Chris Grauch, Boulder Deep Tissue, Boulder, Colo.
Best Health Club: Colorado Athletic Club, several locations
Best Fitness Studio: Orange Theory Fitness, several locations
Best Spinning Class: 24-Hour Fitness, several locations
Best Yoga Class: Core Power Yoga, several locations
Best Personal Trainer: J.B. Bittner, 24-Hour Fitness, Boulder, Colo.
Best Sports Rehab Center: Red Hammer Rehabilitation, Louisville, Colo.
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: (tie) Dr. Kendelle Krause, Accelerate Health, Denver, and Dr. Heather North, Red Hammer Rehabilitation, Louisville, Colo.
Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration
Best Post-Race Restaurant: Southside Walnut Café, Boulder,Colo.
Best Summer Resort: Vail Resort, Vail, Colo.
Best Winter Resort: Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, Colo.
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback