Best of Competitor 2016 — Mountain West 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 Mountain West region.

Best of Competitor 2016 — Mountain West 

Best 5K/10K: (tie) Bolder Boulder 10K and Fort Collins Human Race

Best Half Marathon: (tie) Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon and Horsetooth Half Marathon, Fort Collins

Best Marathon: Colorado Marathon, Fort Collins

Best Trail Race: The Bear Chase Trail Races, Lakewood, Colo.

Best Destination Race: Dead Horse Trail Races, Moab, Utah

Best Women’s Race: Skirt Sports 13er, Superior, Colo.

Best Race for Kids: Rock Hawk 5K, Castle Rock, Colo.

Best Running Club: (tie) Revolution Running and Runner’s Edge of the Rockies

Best Running Shoe: New Balance Vazee Pace

Best Specialty Running Store: Runner’s Roost, Denver area, numerous locations

Best Running Store Group Run: (tie) Flatirons Running, Boulder and Runner’s Roost, Denver area, numerous locations

Best Charity Running Group: Running Start

Best Charity to Fundraise For: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Greenwood Village, Colo.

Best Running Celebrity: Scott Jurek

Best Triathlon: Ironman Boulder, Boulder, Colo.

Best Cycling Event: Colorado’s Copper Triangle

Best Obstacle Race: Tough Mudder

Best Race Swag: Chase the Moon Endurance Run, Lakewood, Colo.

Best Race T-shirt: Equinox Half Marathon, Fort Collins, Colo.

Best Outdoor Shop: REI

Best Cycling Shop: (tie) Lee’s Cyclery, Fort Collins and Boulder Cycle Sport, Boulder, Colo.

Best Triathlon Shop: TriBella Women’s Multisport, Denver

Best Triathlon Club: Revolution Running

Best Sports Massage: Chris Grauch, Boulder Deep Tissue, Boulder, Colo.

Best Health Club: (tie) Colorado Athletic Club, several locations, and Lifetime Fitness, Westminster, Colo.

Best Fitness Studio: Bodies By Perseverance, Denver

Best Spinning Class: EDG Cycle with Emily Booth at Lifetime Fitness, Westminster, Colo.

Best Yoga Studio: CorePower Yoga, numerous locations

Best Personal Trainer: Jennifer Samuel Bodies By Perseverance, Denver

Best Sports Rehab Center: Red Hammer Rehabilitation, Louisville, Colo.

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Dr. Heather North, Red Hammer Rehabilitation, Louisville, Colo.

Best Sports Supplement: Base Performance

Best Post-Race Restaurant: Southside Walnut Café, Boulder, Colo.

Best Summer Resort: Steamboat Springs

Best Winter Resort: Winter Park Resort

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback

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