Best of Competitor 2015 — Midwest Region

Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 2015 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 2015 winners for the Midwest region.

Best of Competitor 2015 — Midwest

Best 5K/10K: Faith & Fitness 5K/10K, Chicago

Best Half Marathon: Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, Chicago

Best Marathon: Chicago Marathon, Chicago

Best Trail Race: Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10-Miler, Darien, Ill.

Best Destination Running Races: Run Disney Running Series, Orlando, Fla, and Anaheim, Calif.

Best Women’s Race: Women’s Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Best Race for Kids: Pumpkins in the Park, Chicago

Best Running Club: (tie) Elijah Running Club and Chicago Endurance Sports

Best Running Shoe: Saucony Hurricane

Best Running Specialty Store: Fleet Feet Chicago, several locations

Best Running Shop Group Run: Pints Pub Run, Fleet Feet Sports, Elmhurst, Ill.

Best Charity Training Program: Team to End AIDS

Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Best Running Celebrity: John Bingham

Best Triathlon: Chicago Triathlon, Chicago

Best Cycling Event: Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour, Mequon, Wis.

Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Run: Tough Mudder

Best Race Swag: Hot Chocolate 15K Run, Chicago

Best Race T-Shirt: Big Foot Triathlon, Lake Geneva, Wis.

Best Outdoor Shop: REI

Best Bike Shop: Wheel & Sprocket, several locations

Best Triathlon Store: Urban Tri Gear, Westmont, Ill.

Best Triathlon Club: Tri-Umph Inc.

Best Sports Massage: Total Restoration Massage Therapy, Oak Park, Ill.
Best Health Club: Fitness Formula Clubs, several locations

Best Fitness Studio: Fit Body Boot Camp, several locations

Best Spinning Class: Fitness Formula Clubs, several locations

Best Yoga Class: Fitness Formula Clubs, several locations

Best Personal Trainer: Rick Applewhite, Exercise Life, Chicago

Best Sports Rehab Center: Aligned Modern Health, several locations

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Jen Evola, LMT, RD, LDN, CGFI, CFST, Mobile Health & Wellness, Chicago

Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration

Best Post-Race Restaurant: The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen, Chicago

Best Summer Resort: The American Club, Kohler, Wis.
Best Winter Resort: Breckenridge Resort, Colo.

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler

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