Best of Competitor 2015 — Northeast Region

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 Northeast region.

Best of Competitor 2015 — Northeast

Best 5K/10K: Rocky Run, Philadelphia

Best Half Marathon: Boston’s Run to Remember, Boston

Best Marathon: Boston Marathon

Best Trail Race: Black Diamond Running Series, Scranton, Pa.

Best Destination Race: Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach, Va.

Best Women’s Running Event: Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women, Boston, Mass.

Best Race for Kids: New York Road Runners Times Square Run, New York

Best Running Club: Nike Running Club, several locations

Best Running Shoe: Mizuno Inspire

Best Specialty Running Shop: Marathon Sports, Boston, Mass.

Best Running Shop Group Run: Scranton Running Company Barrier Breakers, Scranton, Pa.

Best Charity Training Program: Run Tri Ride to End Alzheimer’s

Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Alzheimer’s Association

Best Running Celebrity: Bill Rodgers

Best Triathlon: Wilkes Barre Triathlon

Best Cycling Event: Tour de Scranton, Scranton Pa.

Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle: Spartan Race

Best Race Swag: Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon

Best Race T-Shirt: B.A.A. Boston Marathon

Best Outdoor Shop: REI

Best Bike Shop: (tie) Cyclesport, Bergen County, N.J. and Action Wheels Bike Shop, Depford, N.J.

Best Triathlon Store: Landry’s Bicycles, several locations

Best Triathlon Club: Live4Tri South Jersey Triathlon Club

Best Sports Massage: Body Balance Massage, New York City

Best Health Club: The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, New York City

Best Fitness Studio: Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center, New Brunswick, N.J.

Best Spinning Class: LA Fitness, several locations

Best Yoga Class: (tie) Mondo Yoga, New York City and Priya Hot Yoga, Philadelphia

Best Personal Trainer: (tie) Adam Goodrich, Marathon Physical Therapy Fitness and Sports Medicine, Pembroke, Mass. and Dave DiSanto, Mercerville, N.J.

Best Sports Rehab Center: (tie) Marathon Physical Therapy Fitness and Sports Medicine, several Boston-area locations and Complete Health and Chiropractic, Morrisville, Pa.

Best Sports Medicine Doctor: (tie) Chris O’Brien, Marathon Physical Therapy Fitness and Sports Medicine, Newton, Mass. and Dr. Jeffrey Clancey, Yardley, Pa./Lawrenceville, N.J.

Best Sports Supplement: Advocare 02 Gold

Best Post-Race Restaurant: Backyard Ale House, Scranton, Pa.

Best Summer Resort: Killington Resort, Rutland City, Vt.

Best Winter Resort: Loon Mountain, Lincoln, N.H.

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Honda Pilot

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