Best of Competitor 2015 — Northwest Region

Congratulations to all of the Best of Competitor 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 Northwest region.

Best of Competitor 2015 — Northwest

Best 5K/10K: Rogue Farms Independence Day 5K, Independence, Ore.

Best Half Marathon: Newport Bay to Brews Half Marathon, Newport, Ore.

Best Marathon: Portland Marathon, Portland

Best Trail Race: Orcas Island 25K, Orcas Island, Wash.

Best Destination Running Race: Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage, Blaine to Langley, Wash.

Best Women’s Race: Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon, Cascade Locks, Ore.

Best Race for Kids: Superhero Showdown, Anchorage, Alaska

Best Running Club: Portland Running Company Race Team

Best Running Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS

Best Running Specialty Store: Portland Running Company

Best Running Shop Group Run: Portland Running Company

Best Charity Training Program: Team in Training

Best Charity to Fund Raise For: Girls on the Run

Best Running Celebrity: Shalane Flanagan

Best Triathlon: Lake Meridian Triathlon, Kent, Wash.

Best Cycling Event: Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic

Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Run: Warrior Dash

Best Race Swag: Hot Chocolate 15K Run, Seattle

Best Race T-Shirt: Hood to Coast Relay, Mt. Hood to Seaside, Ore.

Best Outdoor Shop: REI, several locations

Best Bike Shop: Northwest Tri & Bike, Kent, Wash.

Best Triathlon Store: Northwest Tri & Bike, Kent, Wash.

Best Triathlon Club: Raise the Bar

Best Sports Massage: Amy Brown, Athena Rehab, Portland, Ore.
Best Health Club: Villasport Athletic Club & Spa, Beaverton, Ore.

Best Fitness Studio: Northwest Personal Training, Portland, Ore.

Best Spinning Class: Tempo Cycling & Pilates Studio, Portland, Ore.

Best Yoga Class: The People’s Yoga, Portland, Ore.

Best Personal Trainer: Josh Adams, Raise the Bar, Seattle

Best Sports Rehab Center: InHealth, Seattle

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Cheryl Myers, PT, Anchorage, Alaska

Best Sports Supplements: Nuun Hydration

Best Post-Race Restaurant: Widmer Brewing, Portland, Ore.

Best Summer Resort: Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore.

Best Winter Resort: Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback

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