Best of Competitor 2015 — Mid-Atlantic Region

Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 2015 winners for each of our eight distribution regions!

Competitor magazine is one of the world’s leading running and fitness publications. The free printed edition of the magazine is distributed nationally every month across the U.S. Check out this link to see where to find a copy in your region. The free digital version is available free through or on, as well as on iTunes. More stories, photos and videos can be found at

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 Mid-Atlantic region.

Best of Competitor 2015 — Mid-Atlantic

Best 5K/10K: Pike’s Peek 10K, Rockville, Md.

Best Half Marathon: Loudoun Half Marathon, Ashburn, Va.

Best Marathon: Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, D.C.

Best Trail Race: The North Face Endurance Challenge, Washington, D.C.

Best Destination Race: Big Sur Marathon, Big Sur, Calif.

Best Women’s Running Event: Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K

Best Race for Kids: Capitol Hill Classic Kids’ Race, Washington, D.C.

Best Running Club: Ashburn Area Running Club, Ashburn, Va.

Best Running Shoe: Hoka One One Clifton 2

Best Specialty Running Shop: Potomac River Running, Washington D.C.

Best Running Shop Group Run: Raleigh Running Co., Raleigh, N.C.

Best Charity Training Program: Team in Training

Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Back on My Feet

Best Running Celebrity: Kara Goucher

Best Triathlon: Outer Banks Triathlon, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

Best Cycling Event: Richmond Gran Fondo, Richmond, Va.

Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Race: Spartan Race

Best Race Swag: Baltimore Running Festival

Best Race T-Shirt: Parks Half Marathon, Rockville, Md.

Best Outdoor Shop: REI, several locations

Best Bike Shop: Spokes Etc., Leesburg, Va.

Best Triathlon Store: Transition Triathlon, Leesburg, Va.

Best Triathlon Club: Team Z

Best Sports Massage: Fit Pro Massage, McClean, Va.

Best Health Club: Balance Gym, Washington D.C.

Best Fitness Studio: Solidcore, Washington D.C.

Best Spinning Class: Off-Road Indoor Cycling, Washington D.C.

Best Yoga Class: Spark Yoga, Arlington, Va.

Best Personal Trainer: Craig Brooks, Fitness Unleashed, Accokeek, Md.

Best Sports Rehab Center: Fast Track Sports Medicine & Performance Center, Arlington, Va.

Best Sports Medicine Doctor: Dr. Aleck Wong, Herdon, Va.

Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration

Best Post-Race Restaurants: Ray’s Hell Burger, Arlington, Va.

Best Summer Resort: North Wildwood, N.J.

Best Winter Resort: Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W Va.

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Jeep Cherokee

RELATED: Competitor’s 2015 Runners of the Year

RELATED: Best of Competitor 2015 Winners Announced!

Recent Stories