BEST OF AWARDS 2014 – Triad

BEST OF AWARDS 2014 – Triad

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Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Fifth Annual Endurance Magazine Best Of North Carolina winners and finalists! And thank you to all of our readers who voted in our online poll. It’s amazing how passionate we are about our favorite places to shop, eat, buy gear, race, train and repair ourselves from all our hard work living an endurance lifestyle.

Have fun reading this year’s BEST OF awards and be sure to congratulate the winners and finalists next time you see them!

Best Running Specialty Retailer – Triad

Best Place to Buy Running Shoes

Fleet Feet Sports

Runner Up – Omega Sports

Best Place to Buy Trail Running Shoes

Fleet Feet Sports

Runner Up – Omega Sports

Best Place to Buy Apparel

Fleet Feet Sports

Runner Up – Omega Sports

Best Place to Buy Women’s Apparel

Fleet Feet Sports

Runner Up – Omega Sports

Best Customer Service

Fleet Feet Sports

Runner Up – Omega Sports

Best Cycling Specialty Retailer – Triad

Best Place to Buy a Road Bike

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Performance Bicycle

Best Place to Buy a Mountain Bike

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Performance Bicycle

Best Place to Buy a Tri Bike

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Performance Bicycle

Best Place to Buy a Kid’s Bike

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Performance Bicycle

Best Customer Service

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Performance Bicycle

Best Outdoor Specialty Retailer – Triad

Best Place to Buy Camping Gear

REI

Runner Up – Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Best Place to Buy Hiking Gear

REI

Runner Up – Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Best Place to Buy Canoes/Kayaks & SUPs

REI

Runner Up – Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Best Place to Buy Outdoor Apparel

REI

Runner Up – Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Best Customer Service

REI

Runner Up – Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Best Triad Area Running Events

Best Mile Run

Race the Bar Beer Mile

Best 5K

Beat the Heat

Best 10K

Hit the Brixx

Runner Up – Running the Vines

Best 10 Miler

Triad 10 Miler

Runner Up – Up the Creek

Best Half-Marathon

TIE – Mistletoe Half Marathon & Warrior Creek

Runner Up – Greensboro Half Marathon

Best Marathon

Greensboro Marathon

Runner Up – Indoor Insanity Marathon Relay

Best Trail Run

TIE – Salem Lake Trail Run & Owls Roost Rumble

Runner Up – Triple Lakes

Best Women’s Running Event

Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run

Runner Up – TIE – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure & Dixie Divas 5K

Best Turkey Trot

Greensboro Gobbler

Runner Up – Turkey Strut

Best Triad Area Triathlon Events

Best Kids’ Triathlon

7.03 Youth Triathlon

Runner Up – Kids for Kids Triathon

Best Sprint

Belews Lake Sprint Triathlon

Runner Up – TIE – 36° North Sprint Triathlon & Mission Man

Best Olympic/International

Belews Lake Triathlon

Runner Up – Ramseur Lake Triathlon

Best Half-Iron

TIE – White Lake Half Iron & Finish Strong Half Iron

Runner Up – Beach2Battleship

Best Iron Distance

Beach2Battleship

Best Women’s Triathlon

Ramblin’ Rose

Runner Up – Dixie Divas Women’s Triathlon

Best Triad Area Cycling Events

Best Criterium

Carolina Cup

Runner Up – High Point Cycling Classic

Best Century Ride

Carolina Century

Runner Up – Tour to Tanglewood

Best Mountain Bike Race

Sizzler

Runner Up – TIE – Racing in the Woods & Southern Classic at Hobby Park

Best Charity Ride

Tour to Tanglewood

Runner Up – Carolina Cup

Best Road Race

Carolina Cup

Best Cyclocross Race

Greensboro Velo Club Winter Cross

Runner Up – NCCX Winston-Salem

Best Women’s Ride

Le Tour de Femme

Other Triad Area Events

Best Obstacle Race

Special Operators Challenge

Runner Up – Mud, Music & Mayhem

Best Adventure Race

Flying Frog

Best Kids’ Event

Thunder Chicken

Runner Up – Fit Family 5K

Best Endurance Charity Event

Rothar Turas

Runner Up – Carolina Century

Triad Area Awards

Best Pre-Race Expo

Carolina Cup

Best Post-Race Experience

Hit the Brixx

Best Event Medal

Triad 10 Miler

Runner Up – Special Operators Challenge

Best Places to Fuel Up in Triad Area

Best Grocery Store

Whole Foods

Runner Up – The Fresh Market

Best Breakfast

TIE – Mary’s Gourmet Diner & Smith Street Diner

Best Pizza Place

Mellow Mushroom

Runner Up – Elizabeth’s

Best Coffee Shop

Starbucks

Runner Up – Green Bean

Best Local Brew

Natty Greene’s

Runner Up – Foothills

Best Places to Work Out in Triad Area

Best Wellness Facility

YMCA

Best Fitness Club

The Club

Runner Up – Sportscenter Athletic Club

Best Yoga Studio

Community Yoga

Runner Up – Village Yoga

Best Outdoor Pool

Bolton Pool

Runner Up – TIE – Hamilton Lakes Swim and Tennis Club & Willow Run

Best Charity Training Program

Team in Training

Runner Up – Team Erica

Best Places to Repair Yourself in Triad Area

Best Sports Medicine Practice

Greensboro Orthopaedic Center

Runner Up – Triangle Orthopaedic Center

Best Physical Therapy Practice

Triangle Orthopaedic Center

Runner Up – Greensboro Orthopaedic Center

Best Chiropractic Practice

Healing Hands Chiropractic

Runner Up – Blase Chiropractic

Best Place to Get a Massage

Healing Hands