Benidorm has been a popular tourist destination since the 1960's with more bars and caberet acts that you can shake a stick at. The race is out of season meaning the beer is cheap if that's your thing. I did this race a couple of years ago - if you go don't forget to check out kareoke at the Black Chicken and the Shamrock Bar on a Sunday evening - they have great live bands on and the owner is a really nice chap - and a runner.
The course is a little on the undulating side and takes in both the new town, old town and coastal front.
Did this race a couple of years ago and it was brilliant! We had a blazing hot day and the route is undulating but the support around the course was fantastic (from the locals) and incredulous (from the Brits abroad, who were finishing the previous night's session when the race got underway!)
The stretch along the prom with a fantastic view of the beach/sea makes for a scenic few miles in the second half, then you turn back into the town and finally an unexpected uphill sprint to the finish with the crowds roaring - loved it! Great goody bag with tshirt, visor, other bits and bobs and most random of all...a carton of chicken soup! All for a very modest entry fee. Totally recommend this race - make a weekend of it and enjoy the other 'delights' Benidorm also has to offer ;-)
Really enjoyed this race. Went over with my club (Mossley Hill AC) and the race got good reviws all around. There is a couple of double backs on the course which menas you get to cheer on the people going the other way. Good support around the course and excellent value for money. I particularly liked the massive chicken soup that I got at the end! The bars are also cheap as it's out of season (and of course less crowded which was nice). Well worth a trip although the website was a bit tricky to navigate - ok for those who speak Spanish though :)