Best of Competitor 2016 — South Region

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 South region.

Best of Competitor 2016 — South

Best 5K/10K: Honored Hero Run, Fort Worth

Best Half Marathon: Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans 1/2 Marathon

Best Marathon: Houston Marathon

Best Trail Race: War Eagle Trail Running Festival, Rogers, Ark.

Best Destination Race: Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio 1/2 Marathon

Best Women’s Race: Jiggle Butt Run, Arlington, Texas

Best Race for Kids: Honored Hero Run, Fort Worth

Best Running Club: Cox Running Club

Best Running Shoe: Hoka One One Vanquish 2

Best Specialty Running Store: Forth Worth Running Company

Best Running Store Group Run: Luke’s Locker, numerous locations

Best Charity Running Group: Team in Training

Best Charity to Fundraise For: Leukemia And Lymphoma Society

Best Running Celebrity: (tie) Liz Northern and Will Ferrell

Best Triathlon: Mayor’s Tri, Fort Worth

Best Cycling Event: Hotter ‘n’ Hell 100

Best Obstacle Race: Spartan Race

Best Race Swag: River Cities Triathlon

Best Race T-shirt: Labor Day Run, Fort Worth

Best Outdoor Shop: Backwoods, numerous locations

Best Cycling Shop: Richardson Bike Mart, Richardson, Texas

Best Triathlon Shop: Tri Shop, Plano, Texas

Best Triathlon Club: Fort Worth Tri Club

Best Sports Massage: Cyril Russel-Harris, CR Massage, Fort Worth

Best Health Club: Lifetime Fitness, several locations

Best Fitness Studio: APEC, Fort Worth

Best Spinning Class: Psycho Cycle, Fort Worth

Best Yoga Studio: Eastside Yoga, Austin

Best Personal Trainer: Shawna Gibson, The Brick Gym, Fort Worth

Best Sports Rehab Center: Active Spine And Sport Therapy, Fort Worth

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Dr. Brian Mulhall, Active Spine & Sport Therapy, Fort Worth

Best Sports Supplement: Advocare

Best Post-Race Restaurant: Tommy’s Hamburger, numerous locations

Best Summer Resort: Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas

Best Winter Resort: Breckenridge Resort, Breckenridge, Colo.

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback

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