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 South region.
Best of Competitor 2016 — South
Best 5K/10K: Honored Hero Run, Fort Worth
Best Half Marathon: Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans 1/2 Marathon
Best Marathon: Houston Marathon
Best Trail Race: War Eagle Trail Running Festival, Rogers, Ark.
Best Destination Race: Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio 1/2 Marathon
Best Women’s Race: Jiggle Butt Run, Arlington, Texas
Best Race for Kids: Honored Hero Run, Fort Worth
Best Running Club: Cox Running Club
Best Running Shoe: Hoka One One Vanquish 2
Best Specialty Running Store: Forth Worth Running Company
Best Running Store Group Run: Luke’s Locker, numerous locations
Best Charity Running Group: Team in Training
Best Charity to Fundraise For: Leukemia And Lymphoma Society
Best Running Celebrity: (tie) Liz Northern and Will Ferrell
Best Triathlon: Mayor’s Tri, Fort Worth
Best Cycling Event: Hotter ‘n’ Hell 100
Best Obstacle Race: Spartan Race
Best Race Swag: River Cities Triathlon
Best Race T-shirt: Labor Day Run, Fort Worth
Best Outdoor Shop: Backwoods, numerous locations
Best Cycling Shop: Richardson Bike Mart, Richardson, Texas
Best Triathlon Shop: Tri Shop, Plano, Texas
Best Triathlon Club: Fort Worth Tri Club
Best Sports Massage: Cyril Russel-Harris, CR Massage, Fort Worth
Best Health Club: Lifetime Fitness, several locations
Best Fitness Studio: APEC, Fort Worth
Best Spinning Class: Psycho Cycle, Fort Worth
Best Yoga Studio: Eastside Yoga, Austin
Best Personal Trainer: Shawna Gibson, The Brick Gym, Fort Worth
Best Sports Rehab Center: Active Spine And Sport Therapy, Fort Worth
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Dr. Brian Mulhall, Active Spine & Sport Therapy, Fort Worth
Best Sports Supplement: Advocare
Best Post-Race Restaurant: Tommy’s Hamburger, numerous locations
Best Summer Resort: Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas
Best Winter Resort: Breckenridge Resort, Breckenridge, Colo.
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback