Best of Competitor 2016: Mid-Atlantic 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 Mid-Atlantic region.

Best of Competitor 2016 — Mid-Atlantic

Best 5k/10K: Across the Bay 10K Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run, Annapolis, Md.

Best Half Marathon: Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon, Philadelphia

Best Marathon: Marine Corps Marathon, Washington D.C.

Best Trail Race: The North Face Endurance Challenge, Washington D.C.

Best Destination Race: Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, Loudon County, Va.

Best Women’s Race: Perfect 10 Miler, West Windsor, N.J.

Best Race for Kids: Tri The Wildwoods Kids’ Splash & Dash, North Wildwood, N.J.

Best Running Club: Ashburn Area Running Club

Best Running Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17

Best Specialty Running Store: Potomac River Running

Best Running Store Group Run: Potomac River Running, Leesburg, Va.

Best Charity Running Group: Team in Training

Best Charity to Fundraise For: Ainsley’s Angels

Best Running Celebrity: Michael Wardian

Best Triathlon: New Jersey State Triathlon, West Windsor, N.J.

Best Cycling Event: Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, Cherry Hill to Ocean City, N.J.

Best Obstacle Race: Spartan Race

Best Race Swag: Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon, Philadelphia

Best Race T-Shirt: (tie) Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon, Philadelphia and New Jersey State Triathlon, West Windsor, N.J.

Best Outdoor Shop: REI

Best Cycling Shop: Action Wheels, Wenonah, N.J.

Best Triathlon Shop: Transition Triathlon, Leesburg, Va.

Best Triathlon Club: DC Triathlon Club, Washington D.C.

Best Sports Massage: Shanti Huber, Herdon, Va.

Best Health Club: Lifetime Fitness, Reston, Va.

Best Fitness Studio: Orange Theory Fitness, Sterling, Va.

Best Spinning Class: Tom’s River Fitness, Tom’s River, N.J.

Best Yoga Studio: Pure Om, Fairfax, Va.

Best Personal Trainer: (tie) Adam Lee, Ashburn, Va., and Dawn Bryant-Kuhar, Vineland, N.J.

Best Sports Rehab Center: Fast Track Sport And Endurance Center, Merrifield, Va.

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Dr. Aleck Wong, Sterling, Va.

Best Sports Supplement: Base Performance Electrolyte Salt

Best Post-Race Restaurant: District Taco, numerous locations

Best Summer Resort: Ocean City, N.J.

Best Winter Resort: Camelback Resort, Tannersville, Pa.

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback

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