Best of Competitor 2015 — Pacific West 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 Pacific West region.

Best of Competitor 2015 — Pacific West

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

Best Half Marathon: San Dieguito Half Marathon, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Best Marathon: The San Francisco Marathon

Best Trail Race(s): Brazen Racing Trail Series, East Bay Area

Best Destination Running Race: Boston Marathon

Best Women’s Running Event: Nike Women’s San Francisco Half Marathon

Best Race for Kids: Junior Carlsbad 5000

Best Running Club: San Diego Track Club

Best Running Shoe: Hoka One One Clifton 2

Best Specialty Running Shop: Forward Motion, Danville, Calif.

Best Running Shop Group Run: Fleet Feet Pleasanton, Calif.

Best Charity Training Program: Team in Training

Best Charity to Fund Raise For: National MS Society

Best Running Celebrity: Meb Keflezighi

Best Triathlon: Wildflower Triathlon, Monterey County, Calif.

Best Cycling Event: Bike MS Bay to Bay, Irvine, Calif., to San Diego

Best Adventure/Mud/Obstacle Race: Spartan Race

Best Race Swag: (tie) Hot Chocolate 15K Run and Santa Rosa Marathon

Best Race T-Shirt: Carlsbad 5000

Best Outdoor Shop: REI

Best Bike Shop: Mike’s Bikes, Folsom, Calif.

Best Triathlon Store: Nytro Multisport, Encinitas, Calif.

Best Triathlon Club: San Diego Tri Club

Best Sports Massage: SF Restoration Therapy, San Francisco

Best Health Club: 24 Hour Fitness, several locations

Best Fitness Studio: Orange Theory Fitness

Best Spinning Class: Fly Wheel Sports, Los Angeles

Best Yoga Class: Core Power Yoga, several locations

Best Personal Trainer: Shawn Phillips, Los Angeles

Best Sports Rehab Center: Rehab United

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: (tie) Dr. James Chen, San Francisco and Dr. Benjamin Liang, Los Angeles

Best Sports Supplement: Nuun Hydration

Best Post-Race Restaurant: In n Out Burger, several locations

Best Summer Resort: Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu

Best Winter Resort: Northstar California, Truckee, Calif.

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback

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