Fuengirola, on the Southern Mediterranean coast of Spain boasts some 300 days of sunshine per year. There are idyllic beaches and towns all along the coastline stretching from Malaga to Marbella and beyond. The capital city of the area and main airport is Malaga. There are regular and cheap flights from all over the UK, and indeed all over Europe. Put all this together with one of the fastest and best races in this part of the world and you have an unforgettable weekend.
We have put together what we believe to be a great package at this event.
What is included:
- Met at Malaga International Airport
- Return guided transfer to/from hotel
- Good 4 Star hotel on a Bed and Breakfast basis
- Hotel located close to Start/Finish line and beach
- Race Entry
- Medal and/or T-Shirt
- Delivery of race number/timing chip/goody bag
- Reception Meeting and course briefing
- Carbo loading meal night before (optional)
- Race Support
- Spectator Support
- After Race gathering
This event is sure to become a firm favourite on the Running Crazy calendar. It is a flat and fast course that takes in the seafront promenade at times. There will be a field of over 1,000 runners. The local Council and Athletic Club manage the event which is on closed roads, well marshalled and policed.
There is a 2 ¾ hr time limit for completion of the Half Marathon.
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! All our hotels are comfortably furnished with TV and entertainment facilities - many have spas, pools and saunas too.
'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'.
As with all ‘Running Crazy’ races we choose our hotels very carefully. They must meet our unique formula requirements. Our hotel is well located for the race itself, your return transfers, and also sightseeing. Accommodation is on a Bed and Breakfast basis at our 4* beachside hotel. We know you will love it.
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"
We will provide a city map and an itinerary that you are free to join in with as and when you wish. The beach and port area are also close to our hotel. There are some great restaurants known mainly to the locals, and we know all the best places to eat, drink and party.
A Half Marathon abroad is a great focus for Clubs or Groups of Runners. The Costa del Sol is the perfect venue as the first race on the continent. Many people will have visited the area for their holidays, and will be familiar with the set up.
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.
Our all inclusive prices are extremely competitive - from as little as just £149 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!
One month before the event.
What to do next:
If you are interested in joining us for this event on the Costa del Sol then please complete and send the ‘Application’ form. Information including travel tips and prices will be sent by return.