Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 2016 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 2016 winners for the Pacific West region.
Best of Competitor 2016 — Pacific West
Best 5K/10K: Carlsbad 5000, Carlsbad, Calif.
Best Half Marathon: Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, Las Vegas
Best Marathon: Carlsbad Marathon, Carlsbad, Calif.
Best Trail Race: Double Dipsea Trail Race, Mill Valley, Calif.
Best Destination Race: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Best Women’s Race: See Jane Run Half Marathon, San Francisco
Best Race for Kids: Carlsbad 5000, Carlsbad, Calif.
Best Running Club: West Coast Road Runners
Best Running Shoe: Brooks Ghost 9
Best Specialty Running Store: Movin’ Shoes, numerous locations
Best Running Store Group Run: Road Runner Sports Adventure Run, San Diego
Best Charity Running Group: Cheetah Charity Runners
Best Charity to Fundraise For: Emilio Nares Foundation
Best Running Celebrity: Meb Keflezighi
Best Triathlon: Nautica Malibu Triathlon, Malibu, Calif.
Best Cycling Event: Belgian Waffle Ride, San Marcos, Calif.
Best Obstacle Race: Camp Pendleton Mud Run, Carlsbad, Calif.
Best Race Swag: Hot Chocolate 15K, numerous locations
Best Race T-shirt: Big Sur Marathon
Best Outdoor Shop: REI, numerous locations
Best Cycling Shop: Mike’s Bikes, numerous locations
Best Triathlon Shop: RIDE Cyclery, numerous locations
Best Triathlon Club: Triathlon Club Of San Diego
Best Sports Massage: The League Sports Rehab, San Diego
Best Health Club: Recharge Sport, numerous locations
Best Fitness Studio: Barry’s Bootcamp, numerous locations
Best Spinning Class: The Rush Studio, numerous locations
Best Yoga Studio: Buddhi Yoga, La Jolla, Calif.
Best Personal Trainer: Jennifer Samuel, Bodies By Perseverance
Best Sports Rehab Center: The League Sports Rehab, San Diego
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Dr. Chad Wells, The League Sports Rehab, San Diego
Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration
Best Post-Race Restaurant: Zazie, San Francisco
Best Summer Resort: Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee, Calif.
Best Winter Resort: Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback