Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 2015 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 Pacific West region.
Best of Competitor 2015 — Pacific West
Best 5K/10K: Carlsbad 5000, Carlsbad, Calif.
Best Half Marathon: San Dieguito Half Marathon, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Best Marathon: The San Francisco Marathon
Best Trail Race(s): Brazen Racing Trail Series, East Bay Area
Best Destination Running Race: Boston Marathon
Best Women’s Running Event: Nike Women’s San Francisco Half Marathon
Best Race for Kids: Junior Carlsbad 5000
Best Running Club: San Diego Track Club
Best Running Shoe: Hoka One One Clifton 2
Best Specialty Running Shop: Forward Motion, Danville, Calif.
Best Running Shop Group Run: Fleet Feet Pleasanton, Calif.
Best Charity Training Program: Team in Training
Best Charity to Fund Raise For: National MS Society
Best Running Celebrity: Meb Keflezighi
Best Triathlon: Wildflower Triathlon, Monterey County, Calif.
Best Cycling Event: Bike MS Bay to Bay, Irvine, Calif., to San Diego
Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Race: Spartan Race
Best Race Swag: (tie) Hot Chocolate 15K Run and Santa Rosa Marathon
Best Race T-Shirt: Carlsbad 5000
Best Outdoor Shop: REI
Best Bike Shop: Mike’s Bikes, Folsom, Calif.
Best Triathlon Store: Nytro Multisport, Encinitas, Calif.
Best Triathlon Club: San Diego Tri Club
Best Sports Massage: SF Restoration Therapy, San Francisco
Best Health Club: 24 Hour Fitness, several locations
Best Fitness Studio: Orange Theory Fitness
Best Spinning Class: Fly Wheel Sports, Los Angeles
Best Yoga Class: Core Power Yoga, several locations
Best Personal Trainer: Shawn Phillips, Los Angeles
Best Sports Rehab Center: Rehab United
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: (tie) Dr. James Chen, San Francisco and Dr. Benjamin Liang, Los Angeles
Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration
Best Post-Race Restaurant: In n Out Burger, several locations
Best Summer Resort: Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu
Best Winter Resort: Northstar California, Truckee, Calif.
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback