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Press release 2017.004, 6 April 2017

50,403 Registrations for 101st Four Days Marches

50,403 people from all over the world have registered for the 101st Four Days Marches. Of these people, 38,882 walkers were immediately guaranteed a starting place. A maximum of 47,000 starting tickets are available, so the remaining 11,521 starting places will be divided in the draw on Friday 7 April. This means that 3,403 people will get the unfortunate message that they will not be able to participate this year.

“We are very happy to notice that, after the successful jubilee edition of last year, there is still a huge amount of interest in the Four Days Marches”, says Johan Willemstein, Chairman of Stichting DE 4DAAGSE. The reason why 'only' 3,403 participants will not receive a starting place in the draw is due to the fact that Stichting DE 4DAAGSE has increased the registration limit of 46,000 to 47,000 for the 101st edition of the Four Days Marches.

Duplicate registrations

Before the draw under supervision of the notary takes place, all duplicate and other incorrect registrations were removed from Stichting DE 4DAAGSE's registration file. The results of the draw will be announced on after the draw has taken place and all participants will be informed personally of the outcome per e-mail or letter.


Since 2013 onwards, the number of registrations has exceeded 50,000 registrations every year. In 2005, 53,336 people registered for the Four Days Marches and this record was broken for the second time in 2016 when 54,325 walkers registered to participate in ‘The Walk of the World’. The record for the highest number of people starting now belongs to last year’s jubilee edition, when 47,166 walkers turned up for the first day of the Four Days Marches.

Four Days Marches sponsored walk

There has also been a lot of interest in the Four Days Marches sponsored walk. When registration for the 101st Four Days Marches closed, over 1,300 sponsors (1,250 in 2016) had already pledged financial support for the charities chosen by some 250 (350 in 2016) Four Days Marches participants. A total amount of over €35.500 has already been pledged for 129 different charities. Walkers can choose to walk for a good cause as part of the Four Days Marches sponsored walk until 21 July. Sponsors also have until that date to pledge their donations at

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