Best Of Competitor 2011

We asked endurance athletes from all over the country to nominate their favorite races, specialty stores, clubs and products. We are pleased to announce the 2011 winners in each region. Congratulations!

Southeast

Best Charity Training Program

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

Peachtree Road Race — Atlanta

www.peachtreeroadrace.org

Best Marathon

ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon — Miami

www.ingmiamimarathon.com

Best Half Marathon

ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon — Miami

www.ingmiamimarathon.com

Best Triathlon

Publix Escape to Miami — Miami

www.escapetomiamitriathlon.com

Best Race Swag

ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon — Miami

www.ingmiamimarathon.com

Best Adventure Race

Columbia Muddy Buddy Series

www.muddy-buddy.competitor.com

Best Cycling Event

MS Bike Ride: Homestead Miami Speedway to Key Largo

http://bikefls.nationalmssociety.org

Best Women’s Event

Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon Series

www.irongirl.com

Danskin Triathlon Series

www.danskintriathlon.net

Best Sports Massage

West Orange Massage Therapy

1218 Vineland Rd. Suite 124, Winter Garden, Fla.

www.westorangemassagetherapy.com

Best Swim Shop

Swim Bike and Run

5950 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami

www.swimbikeandrun.com

Best Bike Shop

Bike Tech Miami725

7252 S.W. 40 St., Miami

2220 S.W. 22 St., Miami2 SW 40 Street
Miami

www.biketechmiami.com

Best Triathlon Shop

Swim Bike and Run

5950 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami

www.swimbikeandrun.com

Best Rehab

Bagnell Family Chiropractic Center

9044 S.W. 152nd St.,
Miami

www.miamichiropractor.net

Best Gym

Crossfit Soul Miami

7250 S.W. 41 St., Miami

www.crossfitsoulmiami.com

Pinecrest Health and Fitness

11219 S. Dixie Hwy. Pinecrest, Fla.

www.pinecrestfitness.com

Best Running Shoe Store

On a Shoestring

3633 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, Fla.

www.onashoestringinc.com

Best Running Club

Suncoast Striders

Bradenton, Fla.

www.suncoaststriders.com

Best Triathlon Club

Team Hammerheads

South Florida

www.teamhammerheads.com

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Gatorade
www.gatorade.com

Best Energy Bar

Clif Bar

www.clifbar.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Jamba Juice

www.jambajuice.com

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle

Subaru Outback

www.subaru.com

South

Best Charity Training Program

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

Statesman Capital 10K — Austin, Texas

www.statesman.com/cap10k

Best Marathon

Livestrong Austin Marathon — Austin, Texas

www.youraustinmarathon.com

Best Triathlon

Avia Austin Triathlon

Austin, Texas

www.theaustintriathlon.com

Best Half Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon

www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/dallas

Best Swimming/Watersports Event

Pure Austin Splash and Dash — Austin, Texas

www.highfiveevents.com/events/splash-n-dash/

Best Women’s Event

Skeese Greets Women’s Tri — New Braunfels, Texas

www.skeese.com

Best Cycling Event

BP MS 150 Houston to Austin

www.ms150.org

Best Adventure Race

Camp Gladiator’s Gladiator Games — Austin, Houston, San Antonio

www.gladiatorgames.com

Best Race Swag

Too Hot to Handle 15K/5K — Dallas

www.runontexas.com

Best Sports Massage

Michelle Hittner — The Austin Bodyworker

www.austinbodyworker.com

Best Swim Shop

Lane Four Swim Shop

www.lane4swim.com

Best Bike Shop

Jack and Adam’s Bicycles — Austin

www.jackandadams.com

Best Rehab

Active Spine and Sport

www.activespineandsport.com

Best Gym

Houston Adventure Bootcamp

www.houstonareabootcamp.com

Best Running Shoe Store

Luke’s Locker

www.lukeslocker.com

Best Triathlon Shop

Jack and Adam’s Bicycles

www.jackandadams.com

Best Running Club

Gilbert’s Gazelles Training Group — Austin

www.gilbertsgazelles.com

Best Triathlon Club

Tough Cookie Triathlon Club — Dallas

www.toughcookiefitness.snappages.com/Dallas.htm

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Gatorade Sports G Series

www.gatorade.com

Best Energy Bar

Clif Bar

www.clifbar.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Daily Juice

www.dailyjuice.myshopify.com

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle

Honda Element

Nissan Xterra

Toyota 4 Runner

Pacific West

Best Charity Training Program

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

Santa Monica 5000 — Santa Monica, Calif.

www.santamonica5000.com

Best Marathon

Honda L.A. Marathon — Los Angeles, Calif.

www.lamarathon.com

Best Half Marathon

Big Sur Half Marathon — Monterey Bay, Calif.

www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org

Best Triathlon

San Diego Triathlon Classic — San Diego

http://momentcyclesport.com

Best Swimming/Watersports Event

Optimis Sport Distance Swim Challenge — Santa Monica, Calif.

www.facebook.com/DistanceSwimChallenge

Best Women’s Event

Nike Women’s Marathon — San Francisco

http://inside.nike.com/blogs/nikerunning_events-en_US/

Best Race Swag

Nike Women’s Marathon — San Francisco

http://inside.nike.com/blogs/nikerunning_events-en_US/

Best Adventure Race

World Famous Mud Run — Camp Pendleton, Southern California

www.camppendletonraces.com

Best Cycling Event

Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour

Orange County, Calif., to San Diego

http://bikecas.nationalmssociety.org

Best Sports Massage

L.A. Sports Massage

www.lasportsmassage.com

Best Swim Shop

Paradowski’s Swim and Sport

www.paradowskisswim.com

Best Bike Shop

Moment Cycle Sports

http://momentcyclesport.com

Best Triathlon Shop

Triathlon Lab

http://triathlonlab.com

Best Rehab

Rehab United — San Diego

www.rehabunited.com

Best Gym

24 Hour Fitness

www.24hourfitness.com

Best Running Shoe Store

A Runner’s Circle

www.arunnerscircle.com

Best Running Club

L.A. Leggers

www.laleggers.org

Best Triathlon Club

LA Tri Club

www.latriclub.com

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Fluid Sports Nutrition

www.livefluid.com

Best Energy Bar

Clif Bar

www.clifbar.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Jamba Juice

www.jambajuice.com

Best Ski Resort

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area — Southern California

www.mammothmountain.com

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle

Honda Element

Northwest

Best Charity Training Program

Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

Pints to Pasta 10K — Portland, Ore.

www.runwithpaula.com/pints-to-pasta

Best Marathon

Portland Marathon

www.portlandmarathon.org

Best Half Marathon

Helvetia Half Marathon and Widmer Bros. 10K — Hillsboro, Ore.

www.runwithpaula.com/helvetia-half

Best Swimming/Watersports Event

Fat Salmon Swim Open Water Swim — Lake Washington, Seattle

www.fatsalmonswim.org

Best Women’s Event

Hippie Chick Half Marathon — Hillsboro, Ore.

www.runwithpaula.com/hippie-chick-half

Best Cycling Event

Ramrod — Mount Rainier National Park, Wash.

www.redmondcyclingclub.org/RAMROD/RAMROD.html

Best Triathlon

Lake Meridian Triathlon — Kent, Wash.

www.lakemeridiantri.com

Best Adventure Race

Warrior Dash

www.warriordash.com

Best Race Swag

Portland Marathon — Portland, Ore.

www.portlandmarathon.org

Best Sports Massage

Movement Therapy Clinic — 5319 S.W. Westgate Dr. #148, Portland, Ore.

www.movementtherapyclinic.com

Best Swim Shop

Sylvia’s Swimwear — Washington

www.goswim.com

Best Bike Shop

Northwest Tri and Bike — Kent, WA

www.northwesttriandbike.com

Best Rehab

Sports Reaction Center — 1750 112th Ave N.E. Suite D-154, Bellevue, Wash.

www.srcpt.com

Best Gym

VO2 Performance Center — 2795 152nd Ave N.E. Building 7 Redmond, Wash.

www.vo2performance.com

Best Running  Shoe Store

Portland Running Company — Oregon

www.portlandrunningcompany.com

Best Triathlon Shop

Speedy Reedys — Seattle

www.speedyreedy.com

Best Running Club

Portland Fit — Portland, Ore.

www.portlandfit.com

Best Triathlon Club

Pauole Sport — Seattle

www.pauolesport.com

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Gatorade

www.gatorade.com

Best Energy Bar

Powerbar

www.powerbar.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Jamba Juice

www.jambajuice.com

Best Ski Resort

Crystal Mountain — Crystal Mountain, Wash.

www.crystalmountainresort.com

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle

Subaru Outback

www.subaru.com

Northeast

Best Charity Training Program

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

Amica 5K — Newport, R.I.

www.amicamarathon.com/5k.html

Best Marathon

ING New York City Marathon

www.nycmarathon.org

Best Half Marathon

United Healthcare Half Marathon — Newport, R.I.

www.amicamarathon.com

Best Swimming/Watersports Event

Swim Around Manhattan — New York City

www.nycswim.org

Best Women’s Event

Queen of the Hill Women’s Triathlon — Mullica Hill, N.J.

www.mullicahilltriclub.com/queen_of_the_hill

Best Cycling Event

Gran Fondo New York — New York City

www.granfondony.com

Best Triathlon

Amica 19.7 Triathlon Series — Newport, R.I.

www.amicatriathlonseries.com/Newport

Best Adventure Race

Warrior Dash New York — Windham, N.Y.

www.warriordash.com/register2012_new_york.php

Best Race Swag

Queen of the Hill Women’s Triathlon — Mullica Hill, N.J.

www.mullicahilltriclub.com/queen_of_the_hill

Best Sports Massage

Finish Line Physical Therapy — 119 West 23rd Street, Suite 304, New York City

www.finishlinept.com

Best Swim Shop

Paragon Sports — 867 Broadway at 18th Street, New York City

www.paragonsports.com

Best Bike Shop

Action Wheels — 1066 RT 45, Wenonah, N.J.

www.actionwheels.com

Best Gym

Equinox — Several locations across the Southeast

www.equinox.com

Best Running Shoe Store

Jack Rabbit Sports — 1255 Lexington Avenue, New York City

www.jackrabbitsports.com

Best Triathlon Shop

Jack Rabbit Sports — 1255 Lexington Avenue, New York City

www.jackrabbitsports.com

Paragon Sports — 867 Broadway at 18th Street, New York City

www.paragonsports.com

Best Running Club

New York Road Runners

www.nyrr.org

Best Triathlon Club

Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club — Mullica Hill, N.J.

www.mullicahilltriclub.com

Best Rehab

Finish Line Physical Therapy — 119 West 23rd Street, Suite 304, New York City

www.finishlinept.com

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Gatorade

www.gatorade.com

Best Energy Bar

Clif Bar

www.clifbar.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Jamba Juice

www.jambajuice.com

Best Ski Resort

Killington Resort — 4763 Killington Road, Killington, Vt.

www.killington.com

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle

Nissan X-Terra

Mountain West

Best Charity Training Program

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

The Bear Chase Trail 10K — Lakewood, Colo.

www.bearchaserace.com

Best Marathon

Sports Authority Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon

www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/denver

Best Half Marathon

The Bear Chase Half Marathon

www.bearchaserace.com

Best Swimming/Watersports Event

Aquaman Swim Series

www.withoutlimits.co/aquaman-swim-series

Best Women’s Event

Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon Series

www.irongirl.com

Best Cycling Event

The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour

www.ridetherockies.com

Best Triathlon

Boulder Tri Series

www.bouldertriseries.com

Best Adventure Race

The Bear Chase Trail Race Series

www.bearchaserace.com

Best Running Club

Runners Edge of the Rockies

www.runnersedgeoftherockies.com

Best Triathlon Club

Rocky Mountain Tri Club

www.rmtriclub.com

Best Swim Shop

Kompetitive Edge — 3820 S Federal Blvd, Sheridan, Colo.

www.kompetitiveedge.com

Best Bike Shop

Bicycle Village — Colorado

www.bicyclevillage.com

Best Triathlon Shop

Kompetitive Edge

www.kompetitiveedge.com

Best Running Shoe Store

Runners Roost — Colorado

http://runnersroost.com/

Best Race Swag

The Bear Chase Trail Race Series

www.bearchaserace.com

Best Sports Massage

Boulder Center for Sports Medicine

www.bch.org/sportsmedicine

Best Gym

24 Hour Fitness

www.24hourfitness.com

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Mix 1

www.mix1life.com

Best Energy Bar

Honey Stinger

www.honeystinger.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Jamba Juice

www.jambajuice.com

Best Ski Resort

Vail

www.vail.com

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle

Toyota 4Runner

Midwest

Best Charity Training Program

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K — Wheaton, Ill.

www.cosleyzoo.com/pages/events/special_events.html

Best Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

www.chicagomarathon.com

Best Half Marathon

XSport Fitness Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/Chicago

Best Swimming/Watersports Event

Big Shoulders 5K Swim — Chicago

www.bigshoulders.org

Best Women’s Event

Fleet Feet 5K/10K Women’s Run — Chicago

www.fleetfeetchicago.com

Best Cycling Event

The L.A.T.E. Ride

www.lateride.org

Best Triathlon

Life Time Chicago Triathlon

www.chicagotriathlon.com

Best Adventure Race

Warrior Dash

www.warriordash.com

Best Race Swag

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

www.hotchocolate15k.com

Best Swim Shop

Kiefer Swim Shop

www.kiefer.com

Best Bike Shop

MOX Multisport — 738 W. Randolph St., Chicago

www.moxmultisport.com

Best Gym

Crossfit Chicago

www.crossfitchicago.com

Best Running Shoe Store

Fleet Feet — Chicago

www.fleetfeetchicago.com

Best Triathlon Shop

MOX Multisport — 738 W. Randolph St., Chicago

www.moxmultisport.com

Best Running Club

Chicago Area Runners Association

www.cararuns.org

Best Triathlon Club

Team Triumph — Chicago

www.tri-umph.us

Best Sports Massage

Massage Envy

www.massageenvy.com

Best Rehab

Physicians Plus Clinic — 1700 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago

www.thesportdocs.com

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Gatorade

www.gatorade.com

Best Energy Bar

Clif Bar

www.clifbar.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Jamba Juice

www.jambajuice.com

Mid-Atlantic

Best Charity Training Program

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

www.teamintraining.org

Best 5K/10K

Monument Avenue 10K

www.sportsbackers.org

Best Marathon

Marine Corps Marathon — Arlington, Va.

www.marinemarathon.com

Best Half Marathon

The Yuengling Shamrock Half Marathon — Virginia Beach, Va.

www.shamrockmarathon.com

Best Swimming/Watersports Event

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim — Baltimore

www.bayswim.com

Best Women’s Event

Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon Series — Columbia, Md.

www.irongirl.com

Best Cycling Event

Sea Gull Century — Salisbury, Md.

www.seagullcentury.org

Best Triathlon

Nation’s Triathlon — Washington, D.C.

http://nationstri.com

Best Adventure Race

EX2 Adventure Series — Fairfax, Va.

www.ex2adventures.com

Best Race Swag

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K — Washington, D.C.

www.hotchocolate15k.com

Best Swim Shop

Sport Fair — 5010 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va.

www.sportfairusa.com

Best Bike Shop

Revolution Cycles

http://revolutioncycles.com

Best Running Shoe Store

Potomac River Running — 8 locations across Viginia

http://potomacriverrunning.com

Best Triathlon Shop

Bonzai Sports — 2822 Fallfax Drive, Falls Church, Va.

http://tribonzai.com

Best Running Club

Pacers Running Store

http://runpacers.com

Best Triathlon Club

Team Z — Arlington, Va.

http://triteamz.com

Best Sports Massage

FitPro Massage — 510 W Annandale Road, Falls Church, Va.

www.fitpromassage.com

Best Gym

Life Time Fitness

www.lifetimefitness.com

Best Sports/Recovery Drink

Gatorade

www.gatorade.com

Best Energy Bar

Clif Bar

www.clifbar.com

Best Outdoor Retailer

REI

www.rei.com

Best Juice Bar

Robeks

www.robeks.com

Best Ski Resort

Wintergreen Ski Resort

www.wintergreenresort.com

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle

Subaru Outback

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