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Do's and don'ts

Stichting DE 4DAAGSE has several rules and regulations. These rules and regulations ensure that the registration for and the participation of thousands of walkers in the Four Days Marches are well organised.

We ask you to read all the regulations concerning you and - of course - also to follow them.

1. Rules and regulations (2017)
2. Restriction protocol (2017)
3. Regulations for Civilian groups (2017)
4. Regulations for Military participants (2017)
5. Regulations governing Distances and Rewards (2017)
6. Regulations governing Start and Sign-off (2017)
7. Anti-Doping regulations (2017)
8. Privacy regulations (2017)
9. Regulations Governing Disqualification (2017)

Children under accompaniment

Parents/carers of children turning 12, 13, 14 or 15 in the year of the participation can accompany their child, even if that implies that the parents cannot walk the minimum distance required of them by the rules and regulations. You can add a companion to the registration of your child via My Four Days on our website. It is possible to do so from 10 April until 13 July. The companion will not receive a reward. Information about companions: Regulations for companions for young individual participants (2017).

Click the button ‘Registration 2017’ at My Four Days and than click ‘Add companion’. A fee of €29 will apply to companions for young people, which needs to be paid directly by credit card.


The Four Days Marches are a walking achievement event, in which the gravity of the achievement obliges the participant to prepare him- or herself sufficiently to the event by means of training. In certain cases people with disability, either physical or intellectual, can appeal to the dispensation regulation of the Four Days Marches in order for them to walk less kilometres a day than the regulation distance that applies to them states. These special circumstances are affiliated to the internationally established standards in sports for people with a disability. This regulation is, however, not applicable to participants who cannot walk their regulation distance due to medical circumstances (e.g. illness). Dispensation requests can be submitted in writing after your registration has been accepted and have to be received by Stichting DE 4DAAGSE by 15 June at the latest.

Participants in a wheelchair

Participants, who as a result of chronic loss of movement of the lower limbs are confined to a wheelchair, can request dispensation to be awarded the Four Days Medal. This dispensation will be granted only under certain circumstances, the most important being that the participant has to use a classic, non-motorised, non-sports, hand rim wheelchair (ADL) during the length of the Four Days Marches. Requests for dispensation can be submitted in writing after your registration for the Four Days Marches has been accepted and need to be received by Stichting DE 4DAAGSE by 15 June at the latest.

The 101st Four Days Marches in images

Join the Four Days Marches in 2018?
From January onwards, you can find the rules and regulations of the 102nd edition on this website.

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