Best of Competitor 2016 — Northwest Region

Every year, we ask you to vote for your favorite races, specialty shops, clubs, charity programs, coaches, products and more.

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 Northwest region.

Best of Competitor 2016 — Northwest

Best 5K/10K: Seahawks 12K, Seattle

Best Half Marathon: Lake Sammamamish Half Marathon, Redmond to Issaquah, Wash.

Best Marathon: Portland Marathon, Portland, Ore.

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

Best Destination Race: Moran Constitutional Relay, Orcas Island, Wash.

Best Women’s Race: Snohomish Women’s Run, Everett, Wash.

Best Race for Kids: Superhero Showdown, Anchorage, Alaska

Best Running Club: November Project, Seattle

Best Running Shoe: Brooks Ghost 9

Best Specialty Running Store: Super Jock ‘n’ Jill, numerous locations

Best Running Store Group Run: Fleet Feet Hillbillies, Seattle

Best Charity Running Group: Cheetah Charity Runners

Best Charity to Fundraise For: Emilio Nares Foundation

Best Running Celebrity: Meb Keflezighi

Best Triathlon: Lake Meridian Triathlon, Kent, Wash.

Best Cycling Event: Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic

Best Obstacle/Adventure Race: Ragnar Relay

Best Race Swag: Base To Space Stair Climb, Seattle

Best Race T-shirt: Windermere Half Marathon, Spokane, Wash.

Best Outdoor Shop: REI

Best Cycling Shop: Gregg’s Cycles, numerous locations

Best Triathlon Shop: Northwest Tri and Bike, Kent, Wash.

Best Triathlon Club: Raise the Bar, Seattle

Best Sports Massage: Performance Bodywork, Portland, Ore.

Best Health Club: Olympic Health Club, Seattle

Best Fitness Studio: Fly Fitness, Kirkland, Wash.

Best Spinning Class: Flywheel Sports, Seattle

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

Best Personal Trainer: Brandon Hughes, ‎Energy Fitness and Wellness, Seattle

Best Sports Rehab Center: InHealth, Seattle

Best Sports Medicine Doctor/Therapist: Jason Villareal, Therapydia Portland

Best Sports Supplement: Nuun

Best Post-Race Restaurant: Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland, Ore.

Best Summer Resort: Crystal Mountain Resort

Best Winter Resort: Whistler/Blackcomb Resort

Best Active Lifestyle Vehicle: Subaru Outback

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