How and where will control take place?
Control cards – Individual participants
Every individual participant receives a control card upon registration (on Sunday and Monday) and at the end of each marching day (except Friday). This card will be 'cut off' during the day at different places en route by officials. At the end of the marching day this card has to be handed in at the registration desk. The card will be checked and if approved, the wristband will be scanned and you will receive a control card for the next day.
Groups and detachments
The group leader is responsible for ensuring that the correct barcode carrier is attached to each group member at the start on Tuesday. Checks will be made by officials whether the group is complete both at the start and at various intervals on the route. It should be noted that next to the announced checkpoints, there may also be additional, unannounced checkpoints for groups only. The group must also be complete at these checkpoints. It is also stressed that group participants should be able to prove their identity when they are requested to do so. For more information, read the Regulations for Civilian Groups.
On the route, control will take place a couple times a day. The checkpoints on the route will be announced clearly. Four Days Marches officials will walk around clearly recognizable at the checkpoints and will 'cut off' the control cards of the participants. At every check point, there will be an indication of the kilometers left to walk.
Start and finish by means of scanning the wristband
Participants of the Four Days Marches (including the group participants) will receive a wristband with a barcode on the day of registration, which will be used for the start- and finish registration at the registration desk each day.
At the start and finish the barcode on your wristband will be scanned. When reporting to the Wedren or Heumensoord at the end of each day's march, your bar code will be scanned for the last time that day at the registration desk. In order to finish in accordance with the rules, you need to have the barcode scanned in the morning and you must have received a 'perforation' in the control card. Provided you have done so, the finishing scan will be performed at the end of the marching day. If you do not have this finishing scan performed, you will be considered to have withdrawn and you will not be able to start the next day. The system will then no longer recognize your bar code.