Best of Competitor 2016 — Pacific 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 Pacific West region.

Best of Competitor 2016 — Pacific West

Best 5K/10K: Carlsbad 5000, Carlsbad, Calif.

Best Half Marathon: Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, Las Vegas

Best Marathon: Carlsbad Marathon, Carlsbad, Calif.

Best Trail Race: Double Dipsea Trail Race, Mill Valley, Calif.

Best Destination Race: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Best Women’s Race: See Jane Run Half Marathon, San Francisco

Best Race for Kids: Carlsbad 5000, Carlsbad, Calif.

Best Running Club: West Coast Road Runners

Best Running Shoe: Brooks Ghost 9

Best Specialty Running Store: Movin’ Shoes, numerous locations

Best Running Store Group Run: Road Runner Sports Adventure Run, San Diego

Best Charity Running Group: Cheetah Charity Runners

Best Charity to Fundraise For: Emilio Nares Foundation

Best Running Celebrity: Meb Keflezighi

Best Triathlon: Nautica Malibu Triathlon, Malibu, Calif.

Best Cycling Event: Belgian Waffle Ride, San Marcos, Calif.

Best Obstacle Race: Camp Pendleton Mud Run, Carlsbad, Calif.

Best Race Swag: Hot Chocolate 15K, numerous locations

Best Race T-shirt: Big Sur Marathon

Best Outdoor Shop: REI, numerous locations

Best Cycling Shop: Mike’s Bikes, numerous locations

Best Triathlon Shop: RIDE Cyclery, numerous locations

Best Triathlon Club: Triathlon Club Of San Diego

Best Sports Massage: The League Sports Rehab, San Diego

Best Health Club: Recharge Sport, numerous locations

Best Fitness Studio: Barry’s Bootcamp, numerous locations

Best Spinning Class: The Rush Studio, numerous locations

Best Yoga Studio: Buddhi Yoga, La Jolla, Calif.

Best Personal Trainer: Jennifer Samuel, Bodies By Perseverance

Best Sports Rehab Center: The League Sports Rehab, San Diego

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Dr. Chad Wells, The League Sports Rehab, San Diego

Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration

Best Post-Race Restaurant: Zazie, San Francisco

Best Summer Resort: Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee, Calif.

Best Winter Resort: Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback

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