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 Northwest region.
Best of Competitor 2015 — Northwest
Best 5K/10K: Rogue Farms Independence Day 5K, Independence, Ore.
Best Half Marathon: Newport Bay to Brews Half Marathon, Newport, Ore.
Best Marathon: Portland Marathon, Portland
Best Trail Race: Orcas Island 25K, Orcas Island, Wash.
Best Destination Running Race: Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage, Blaine to Langley, Wash.
Best Women’s Race: Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon, Cascade Locks, Ore.
Best Race for Kids: Superhero Showdown, Anchorage, Alaska
Best Running Club: Portland Running Company Race Team
Best Running Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS
Best Running Specialty Store: Portland Running Company
Best Running Shop Group Run: Portland Running Company
Best Charity Training Program: Team in Training
Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Girls on the Run
Best Running Celebrity: Shalane Flanagan
Best Triathlon: Lake Meridian Triathlon, Kent, Wash.
Best Cycling Event: Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Run: Warrior Dash
Best Race Swag: Hot Chocolate 15K Run, Seattle
Best Race T-Shirt: Hood to Coast Relay, Mt. Hood to Seaside, Ore.
Best Outdoor Shop: REI, several locations
Best Bike Shop: Northwest Tri & Bike, Kent, Wash.
Best Triathlon Store: Northwest Tri & Bike, Kent, Wash.
Best Triathlon Club: Raise the Bar
Best Sports Massage: Amy Brown, Athena Rehab, Portland, Ore.
Best Health Club: Villasport Athletic Club & Spa, Beaverton, Ore.
Best Fitness Studio: Northwest Personal Training, Portland, Ore.
Best Spinning Class: Tempo Cycling & Pilates Studio, Portland, Ore.
Best Yoga Class: The People’s Yoga, Portland, Ore.
Best Personal Trainer: Josh Adams, Raise the Bar, Seattle
Best Sports Rehab Center: InHealth, Seattle
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Cheryl Myers, PT, Anchorage, Alaska
Best Sports Supplements: Nuun Hydration
Best Post-Race Restaurant: Widmer Brewing, Portland, Ore.
Best Summer Resort: Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore.
Best Winter Resort: Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback