Torremolinos Half Marathon
Sunday 4 February 2018

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The Weekend:
Torremolinos, just 10 miles East of Malaga, has long been a favourite for British Holidaymakers. However not many people know of its excellent Half Marathon in February each year. Some people have used  it as a warm-up for the London marathon, but it is a great excuse for a fantastic weekend away.

What is included:
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Met at Malaga Airport by ‘Running Crazy Ltd’ staff
- Transfer and return from/to Airport

- A good class hotel on half board basis

- Discounted Race Entry (Guaranteed)

- Reception Meeting/Map of Area/Explanation of Course
- Goody Bag and Number delivered
- T-Shirt
- Early Morning Call on race day
- Running Crazy Limited Hospitatlity Tent
- After Race Party
- Full Results Service by E-mail
- Optional Sughtseeing Tours
- Optional CD-Rom/DVD Souvenir of race (with you in action)
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Race Support
- Spectator Support
- Services of a Running Crazy representative

The Race:

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The Torremolinos course takes in much of the beach promenade, and the first 7 miles are very flat. Then the course turns in to the country and becomes undulating for the final 6 miles. Good times are possible however, but please be aware that there is a main road at the 6 mile point which the Police are keen to reopen. The time limit for completion is therefore 2 1/2 hours

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.

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 Ltd’ have secured a good class hotel very close to the Start and Finish area. This is ideal for kit security, as well as showering and changing facilities. The rooms are comfortable, and you are close to the entertainment centre too. The beach is just 400 metres away.
 
The Weather:
The Costa Del Sol claims 300 days of sunshine per year. Last year saw good conditions, cool and overcast, with sun just after the race. Here are the figures:

  • average sunshine hours per day:  7

  • wet days in a month:  4

  • average temperatuire:  9-16 degrees celsius

  • humidity:  78% (at 0700 hrs) 70% (at 14.00 hrs)

  • average monthly rainfall:  0.8"

Entertainment:

Torremolinos is well known for its evening entertainment. There are loads of bars, cafes, and restaurants spread around town, and even ‘out of season’ most are open.     
Our hotel is located in the centre of town, and as such everything is within easy reach.
There is a ‘Running Crazy Ltd’ After Race Party just around the corner, and this goes on late in to the night. Let your hair down after the efforts of the day.

Groups:

A Half Marathon abroad is a great focus for Clubs or Groups of Runners. Torremolinos 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.

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!

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.

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TORREMOLINOS HALF MARATHON - TESTIMONIALS

Norman Grundy - Birkenhead AC
What a superb 4 nights we had. The organisation from Running Crazy was second to none. Malcolm ably supported by Dad John put hours in to make our stay in Torremolinos a success and it was. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Hotel, food, Irish bar and disco were great. The race itself was a huge success with Malcolm again making sure everybody was taken care of. Photo's at the start and along the course, with the prints delivered not long after the race had finished.
We, Birkenhead AC, will certainly use Running Crazy again. Another venue next year but the same good time to look forward to. Thank you Running Crazy.

Dave Jardin - Newcastle
Just a quick E-Mail to say thanks for a 1st class weekend in Torremolinos. Everything went well with a new PB on the run (must have been that refreshing rain or your efficient pre-race organisation), which was topped off with a top class after race party. Also appreciated your help when my flight back was cancelled which was a good excuse for another relaxing day and night on holiday. Hope to catch you soon on another of your weekends.

Barry Hopper - Instinctive Sports, Plymouth
Six of us came to Torremolinos and four of us ran the Half Marathon. Many thanks to Malcolm and John, and anyone else involved. We were met at the airport, taken to the hotel and well looked after during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble, including advising us on places to visit on our days off. The race was well organised, the weather was perfect and trophies and prizes worth having. Many thanks and see you again somewhere sometime.

Abbe - Coventry
Had a great trip thanks to the organisation of Malcolm and team. This was our first with Running Crazy but myself and the 3 other runners from Northbrook AC in Coventry (Jo, Angela and Richard) will most certainly be looking to do another. Would recommend this type of trip to runners of any level. Thanks again.

Debs & Andy Gardner - Cheshire
Thanks Running Crazy for a great weekend. Torremolinos Half Marathon was a good race. The race was great, hotel, pasta party and the final disco night. Looking forward to using you again - well done.


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