benidorm half marathon and informal 10K

Benidorm 10K

Sunday 26 November, 2017 
       

The Weekend:
Benidorm is our most popular event. The chance of some winter sunshine on the Costa Blanca, together with a fun and busy weekend of entertainment, plus a very well organised 10K, make this a wonderful venue for a road race.

There have been significant changes to the event and ‘Running Crazy’ have been involved with the new race organisers from the outset. The field is capped and will sell out long before the weekend itself. No problem – with our involvement - we have GUARANTEED race entries!

Why not make it a 'double weekend' and combine the Benidorm race with the Valencia Marathon & 10K the week before.

What is included:
•   Met at Alicante Airport by Running Crazy staff
•    Transfer and return from/to airport
•   3* Modern hotel on half-board basis
•   Hotel conveniently located for the race start/finish (ideal for kit
     storage, changing, showers, and that vital last toilet visit!)
•   Guaranteed race entry
•   Reception Meeting/Course briefing
•   Collection and delivery of race particulars (numbers, chips, Goody
     bags)
•   T-Shirt and/or medal
•   Early morning call on race day (if required)
•   Exclusive early morning breakfast
•   Full results service by E-Mail
•   Exclusive Running Crazy after race party with prizes and surprises
•   Race support
•   Spectator support
•   Services of the Running Crazy team

The Race:



The course is flat and fast and taking in one of the beach-side promenades. PB’s are a possibility here.

Spectators and Supporters:
We know how important spectators and supporters are at these events. We provide a supporters package at no extra charge. We will advise where on the course are the most advantageous spectator positions, and how to get there easily and in time for the race. More often than not we will take you there and join you for a cup of coffee and have a few surprises planned whilst awaiting the first sight of the runners! Our hotel is comfortably furnished with TV and entertainment facilities. There is an outdoor pool too.

Charity Runners:
'Running Crazy' are delighted to welcome runners who are raising sponsorship for registered charities. We know that the great feeling of accomplishment when completing the race feels even better when you are helping others in to the bargain! See our Run for Charity link to choose a charity that you can help. Many charities listed there will provide special runners packs including sponsorship forms and tips, and also charity running vests. Just contact them with your details and tell them you intend to run with 'Running Crazy' on their behalf. In addition we will provide you with a 'Running Crazy' Certificate confirming your achievement and result, and also a special commemorative prize. Just specify the charity name in your 'Application'.

Accommodation:
'Running Crazy' have secured 3* hotel accommodation on a half board basis in a modern build and recently refurbished hotel which is conveniently located alongside the race start/finish area. There is an indoor pool with whirlpool, and an outdoor pool. All rooms have balconies and are comfortably furnished with en suite facilities, satellite TV, WiFi, heating/air conditioning, shampoo, soap and hair dryers.

Most runners will leave their kit in the hotel but in the case of inclement weather the 'Running Crazy' team will be available to help with kit storage if needs be, but the race organisers have this well covered in any event.

The Weather:
There have been varied weather conditions over recent years. Here are the figures:
* average sunshine hours per day:  5
* wet days in a month:  5
* average temperature:  11-16 degrees Celsius
* humidity:  75% (at 0700 hrs) 64% (at 14.00 hrs)
* average monthly rainfall:  2.1"

Entertainment:
The course is well laid out, giving more than a few opportunities for supporters to catch a view of the race. Benidorm has got to be one of the ultimate entertainment centres in Europe. There are more bars, cafes and restaurants than you can shake a stick at. There are numerous cabaret performances, including some of the UK's biggest stars. 'Running Crazy Ltd' offer a free after race party, including a free cabaret show, followed by drinking & dancing. Plenty of opportunities to let your hair down and work any stiffness out of your legs! In addition there are optional sightseeing tours at a small fee.

Groups:
Benidorm is a great venue for a group of runners. Lots of evening entertainment that is just crying out to be shared. There are discounts available for large groups (20+), but even a group of just 10 will qualify for an additional prize for the first or last to finish. If you have a group interested in joining us, just complete the Group Application Form and 'Running Crazy Ltd' will be in touch.

Prices
Our all inclusive prices are extremely competitive - from as little as just £99/€119/US$169 for the weekend - we know we cannot be beaten on price   - and our runners continually tell us that they receive so much more on a 'Running Crazy' weekend break. All our 'resort races' offer half board accommodation, and for our 'Big City' races we know all the best value places to eat, drink and have fun. Indeed we book these for our pre-race and after race gatherings, meaning groups and individuals can just sit back, relax, make new running pals and let us do any worrying. No tourist traps for our clients! We know these races and places inside out, and will advise on what to see and do over the weekend, provide directions and maps - all very useful when on a tight timescale. All you have to do is run!

Closing Date
6 weeks before the event, or sooner if "Sold Out" applied to Index page.

What to do next:
If you are interested in taking part in this event, simply complete and return the Application Form . Further details will be sent by return of E-Mail including travel tips, a full price list, and payment arrangements. If you also like the idea of running in Valencia at their Marathon the week before, then please specify 'Valencia/Benidorm' combined tour in your application.

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BENIDORM - TESTIMONIALS

Denise and John Albutt - Poynton, Cheshire
Thanks again for another brilliant weekend in Benidorm. Great location for half marathon and of course weather was superb!! Many thanks to all your team for being so caring and helpful. This was our third trip with 'Running Crazy' and we would recommend to anyone wanting to have a fun weekend and just a 'little run'. Its good to meet runners of all standards, from people running their 1st half marathon to those who have run over 100 marathons, everyone is so friendly and encouraging.

Carole Priestley - Leicester OWLS Running Club
Had a wonderful time in Benidorm, a very big thank you Malcolm to you and your team from myself and the other members of the OWLS Running Club. Could not fault the organisation. Very professional with a nice personal touch.

Sue Threadgold - Harrogate
Hi Malcolm - I received my Benidorm race photo-certificate and CD-Rom video movie in the post yesterday - as you say it is a lovely souvenir. You have put it together really nicely too - I especially like the Snow Patrol track 'Run', one of my favourites and of course so appropriate! You and your team did a great job to get all your groups in - I don't know how you manage to recognise all the faces of all the groups especially when they weren't wearing the same club vests. It was just brilliant with the hotel being so close to the venue - the hotel was great too! All in all a very enjoyable weekend. A big thank you for looking after us all.

Kirsty Spittles - Fareham Crusaders Running Club, Hampshire
Thanks for a fantastic weekend in Benidorm. I was hoping for a great weekend but it was fantastic! We haven't stopped going on about it back at the Club. We are already discussing next year's trip! Thanks again and we will see you 'on tour' again some time next year.

Gordon Booth - Longwood Harriers AC
Many, many thanks for the wonderful organisation of the Benidorm Half Marathon. Sheila and I were most impressed and look forward to joining you again at some future event. The hotel and all the facilities bordered on excellence. Wishing your company all the success you rightly deserve.

Sarah Wilcox-Jones - Motor Neurone Charity
I will definitely be running another event with 'Running Crazy' - I loved it. Please pass on my thanks to all the staff for a wonderful weekend away.

Kathleen Coates - Harrogate Women's Running Network
We had a fabulous weekend in Benidorm! Malcolm and the team had everything organised for us. The race went smoothly and the party afterwards was great fun! Would highly recommend Running Crazy to other clubs.

Alan Kerr - Co. Antrim
My partner arrived the day after me due to a sickness in the family, she was due to arrive with me,   butt there was no problem with picking her and me up at the airport when I arrived to meet her. Malcolm and the boys run a good show, and the after race party show was great. We'll see them again in 2010

Joan Mc Ternan - Co. Kildare Ireland
Just returned from a brilliant weekend in Benidorm. Our Ladies group of eight were very impressed with Malcolm and his fantastic team. This is our eleventh annual trip doing half marathons in different European locations. We usually look after our own arrangements but all the hard work was taken out of our hands and all that was left for us to do was enjoy ourselves and that we certainly did.

We highly recommend "Running Crazy" and we look forward to our next trip with them

Jacqueline Fowler - Tewkesbury, Glos
Malcolm and the Running Crazy crew are excellent hosts. My husband and I had a great running break in Benidorm and already thinking about our next trip. The encouragement from Malcolm and his team helped us reach that finish line! The mix of fun, racing, partying and expertly organised logistics by Running Crazy will be hard to beat. And thanks for making my husband Haydn's birthday one to remember. Highly recommended!!

Elaine Shepherd - Chippenham, Wiltshire
My husband Alan and his mate Jack have just returned from running the Benidorm half marathon c/o Malcolm Hargraves and Running Crazy' They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have nothing but good to say about the whole event. Nothing was too much trouble for Malcolm and his staff and they will definitely be recommending Running Crazy to others and are planning their next destination - Thank you.

Jane - Brighton
I'm just back from running the Benidorm half marathon. It was my first trip with Running Crazy. I had a fantastic time. The whole trip was very well organised. I will definitely be recommending Running Crazy to friends.

Brigitte Groves - Brighton
Thank you Malcolm and Kipper for a fantastico Benidorm yet again. The Running Crazy 10k, complete with water station wonders and unchipped timing, was great. This is my 4th trip (3rd Benidorm) with Running Crazy and I can't fault the organisation, the attention to detail is spot on. Malcolm goes out of his way to make sure everyone is happy and safe.

Michele Saunders - Brighton
Thanks to Malcolm and Kipper for organising a great weekend in Benidorm - despite the obvious disappointment of the cancellation of the half marathon! Malcolm's organisation of an 'unofficial' 10k race was well attended and gave everyone the opportunity to do what they had come to Benidorm to do - RUN!!!! I enjoyed every aspect of our weekend in Benidorm and would definitely book another trip with RUNNING CRAZY!

Susan Lucas - Lancaster
Benidorm is a great venue for a winter race and although the half marathon was cancelled, Malcolm made brilliant arrangements for the 10k alternative - even including water stations! Running Crazy remains the best running events organisation and Malcolm's attention to detail is faultless - and social programme, karaoke not bad either.

Wendi Witton - Brighton
Third time to Benidorm with Running Crazy and despite the cancellation it was just great. Malcolm's swift organisation of the impromptu10k was masterly. Organisation is excellent. Malcolm and Kipper think of everything - thank you very much. See you again soon.


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