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 South region.
Best of Competitor 2015 — South
Best 5K/10K: Honored Hero 5K, Fort Worth
Best Half Marathon: Bentonville Half Marathon, Bentonville, Ark.
Best Marathon: Cowtown Marathon, Fort Worth
Best Trail Race: War Eagle Trail Races, Rogers, Ark.
Best Destination Running Race: Route 66 Marathon, Tulas, Okla.
Best Women’s Race: Jingle Butt 5K, Arlington, Texas
Best Race for Kids: Mayor’s Race 5K, Dallas
Best Running Club: Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers, Grapevine, Texas
Best Running Shoe: Brooks Ghost
Best Running Specialty Store: (tie) Luke’s Locker and Fort Worth Running Company, several locations
Best Running Shop Group Run: (tie) Rush Running Rush Hour Speed Session, Bentonville, Ark., and Fort Worth Running Co. Monday Funday, Fort Worth
Best Charity Training Program: Team in Training
Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Leukemia and Lymphoma
Best Running Celebrity: Kara Goucher
Best Triathlon: (tie) Riverman and Trifecta Triathlon, Palo Pinto County, Texas
Best Cycling Event: Hotter ‘N Hell 100, Wichita Falls, Texas
Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Run: Spartan Race
Best Race Swag: River Cities Triathlon, Shreveport, La.
Best Race T-Shirt: War Eagle Trail Races, Rogers, Ark.
Best Outdoor Shop: REI, several locations
Best Bike Shop: Richardson Bike Mart, Richardson, Texas, and Fort Worth Cycle, Fort Worth
Best Triathlon Store: PlayTri, Colleyville, Texas
Best Triathlon Club: Fort Worth Tri Club, Fort Worth
Best Sports Massage: Cyril Russel-Harris, CR Massage, Fort Worth
Best Health Club: Lifetime Fitness, several locations
Best Fitness Studio: Black Box, Forth Worth
Best Spinning Class: Lifetime Fitness, several locations
Best Yoga Class: Bikram Yoga North Texas, Arlington, Texas
Best Personal Trainer: Sharon Jackson, FitBodies, Fort Worth
Best Sports Rehab Center: Active Spine & Sport Therapy, Fort Worth
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Dr. Brian Mulhall, Active Spine & Sport Therapy, Fort Worth
Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration
Best Post-Race Restaurant: Katy Trail Ice House, Dallas
Best Summer Resort: Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas
Best Winter Resort: Breckenridge, Colo.
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback