Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 2016 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 2016 winners for the Northwest region.
Best of Competitor 2016 — Northwest
Best 5K/10K: Seahawks 12K, Seattle
Best Half Marathon: Lake Sammamamish Half Marathon, Redmond to Issaquah, Wash.
Best Marathon: Portland Marathon, Portland, Ore.
Best Trail Race: Orcas Island 25K, Orcas Island, Wash.
Best Destination Race: Moran Constitutional Relay, Orcas Island, Wash.
Best Women’s Race: Snohomish Women’s Run, Everett, Wash.
Best Race for Kids: Superhero Showdown, Anchorage, Alaska
Best Running Club: November Project, Seattle
Best Running Shoe: Brooks Ghost 9
Best Specialty Running Store: Super Jock ‘n’ Jill, numerous locations
Best Running Store Group Run: Fleet Feet Hillbillies, Seattle
Best Charity Running Group: Cheetah Charity Runners
Best Charity to Fundraise For: Emilio Nares Foundation
Best Running Celebrity: Meb Keflezighi
Best Triathlon: Lake Meridian Triathlon, Kent, Wash.
Best Cycling Event: Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
Best Obstacle/Adventure Race: Ragnar Relay
Best Race Swag: Base To Space Stair Climb, Seattle
Best Race T-shirt: Windermere Half Marathon, Spokane, Wash.
Best Outdoor Shop: REI
Best Cycling Shop: Gregg’s Cycles, numerous locations
Best Triathlon Shop: Northwest Tri and Bike, Kent, Wash.
Best Triathlon Club: Raise the Bar, Seattle
Best Sports Massage: Performance Bodywork, Portland, Ore.
Best Health Club: Olympic Health Club, Seattle
Best Fitness Studio: Fly Fitness, Kirkland, Wash.
Best Spinning Class: Flywheel Sports, Seattle
Best Yoga Studio: The People’s Yoga, Portland, Ore.
Best Personal Trainer: Brandon Hughes, Energy Fitness and Wellness, Seattle
Best Sports Rehab Center: InHealth, Seattle
Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Jason Villareal, Therapydia Portland
Best Sports Supplement: Nuun
Best Post-Race Restaurant: Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland, Ore.
Best Summer Resort: Crystal Mountain Resort
Best Winter Resort: Whistler/Blackcomb Resort
Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback