BEST OF AWARDS 2015 – Triad

BEST OF AWARDS 2015 – Triad

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Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Sixth 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 – Mock Orange

Best Place to Buy a Mountain Bike

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Clemmons Bike Shop

Best Place to Buy a Tri Bike

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Clemmons Bike Shop

Best Place to Buy a Kids Bike

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Clemmons Bike Shop

Best Customer Service

Cycles de Oro

Runner Up – Clemmons Bike Shop

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

Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Runner Up – REI

Best Triad Area Running Events

Best Mile Run

Race the Bar Beer Mile

Best 5K

Trout Tattoo

Runner Up – Moonlight Madness 5K

Best 10K

Hamilton Lakes 10K

Runner Up – 13.1 Greensboro (10K)

Best 10 Miler

Triad 10 Miler

Runner Up – Up the Creek!

Best Half-Marathon

The Rabid Squirrel

Runner Up – 13. 1 Greensboro

Best Marathon

Pilot Mountain Payback

Runner Up – Northern Greensboro Trail Marathon

Best Trail Run

The Rabid Squirrel

Runner Up – Salem Lake Trail Run

Best Women’s Running Event

Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run

Runner Up – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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 Triathlon at Brookberry Farm

Best Sprint

Belews Lake Sprint Triathlon

Runner Up – 36° North Sprint Triathlon

Best Olympic/International

Belews Lake International Triathlon

Runner Up – Ramseur Lake Triathlon

Best Half-Iron

Ironman Raleigh 70.3

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 – Winston-Salem Classic

Best Century Ride

Carolina Century

Runner Up – Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood

Best Mountain Bike Race

Sizzler

Runner Up – Southern Classic at Hobby Park

Best Charity Ride

Rothar Turas

Runner Up – Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood

Best Cyclocross Race

NCCX Winston-Salem

Runner Up – NCCX Tanglewood

Best Women’s Ride

Le Tour de Femme

Other Triad Area Events

Best Obstacle Race

Marine Mud Run

Runner Up – The Mud Bug

Best Color Run

Color Your Heart (Mount Airy)

Runner Up – Glow in the Park

Best Kids’ Event

Crazy Running Track Meet

Triad Area Awards

Best Pre-Race Expo

Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood

Runner Up – 13.1 Greensboro

Best Post-Race Experience

The Rabid Squirrel

Runner Up – Rothar Turas

Best Event Medal

The Rabid Squirrel

Runner Up – 13.1 Greensboro

Best Event SWAG

13.1 Greensboro

Runner Up – The Rabid Squirrel

Best Places to Fuel Up in Triad Area

Best Grocery Store

Harris Teeter

Runner Up – Whole Foods

Best Breakfast

Tex & Shirley’s

Runner Up – Mary’s Of Course

Best Pizza Place

Mellow Mushroom

Runner Up – Sticks and Stones

Best Coffee Shop

Krankies

Runner Up – Starbucks

Best Local Brew

Foothills Hoppyum

Runner Up – Gibb’s Hundred The Guilty Party

Best Places to Work Out in Triad Area

Best Wellness Facility

Gateway YWCA

Runner Up – Bryan YMCA

Best Fitness Club

Camp Gladiator

Runner Up – Gold’s Gym

Best Yoga Studio

Greensboro Downtown Yoga

Runner Up – Reliance Yoga

Best Indoor Pool

Gateway YWCA

Runner Up – Greensboro Aquatic Center

Best Places to Repair Yourself in Triad Area

Best Sports Medicine Practice

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates

Runner Up – Greensboro Orthopedics

Best Physical Therapy Practice

Select Physical Therapy

Runner Up – Triangle Orthopaedic Associates

Best Chiropractic Practice

Healing Hands Chiropractic

Runner Up – Elite Performance Chiropractic

Best Place to Get a Massage

Healing Hands

Runner Up – Kneaded Energy