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Starting procedure individual participants 30- and 40km

The organization of the Four Days Marches strives to spread the flow of walkers on the route, in order to prevent long waiting times and congestions as much as possible. That is why the 30- and 40km walkers start in two separate groups.

Two 'first start slots', two 'second start slots'

Every participant on the 30- and 40km is randomly assigned to the ‘Gladiola’ or the ‘Walking Shoe’ starting group. Both starting groups can use the first start slot for two days and the second start slot on the other two (or more) days.
On your ticket you can see which starting group you are assigned to. Several weeks after receiving registration and payment, you will find your ticket in My Four Days.

Start slots 30km in 2020

30 Gladiolus:
Tuesday and Thursday: 06.45 hrs - 07.15 hrs (1st start slot)
Wednesday and Friday: 07.30 hrs - 08.00 hrs (2nd start slot)
30 Walking Shoe:
Tuesday and Thursday: 07.30 hrs - 08.00 hrs (2nd start slot)
Wednesday and Friday: 06.45 hrs - 07.15 hrs (1st start slot)

Start slots 40km in 2020

40 Gladiolus:
Tuesday and Thursday: 04.45 hrs - 05.30 hrs (1st start slot)
Wednesday and Friday: 05.45 hrs - 06.30 hrs (2nd start slot)
40 Walking Shoe:
Tuesday and Thursday: 05.45 hrs - 06.30 hrs (2nd start slot)
Wednesday and Friday: 04.45 hrs - 05.30 hrs (1st start slot)

Check at the start area

When signing in on Sunday or Monday, every individual participant on the 30- and 40km will receive a wristband that contains a barcode and the symbol ‘Walking shoe’ or ‘Gladiolus’. At the start of each walking day, every participant has to have their wristband scanned. Based on the symbol on the wristband, the starting team checks whether a participant is in the right starting group.

Anyone who enters the start area for the first start slot without the permission to start early, will not be scanned and will be sent away. The starting team cannot and will not enter into a discussion with participants on this matter. From a sportsmanlike point of view, starting without having your barcode scanned is useless, since disqualification upon arrival at the finish will be inevitable.

Starting together?

It could occur that participants would like to start together, but have been assigned to different starting groups and therefore are not able to make use of the same start slots. There are two options to start together with your walking buddy.


Don't come to the start and finish area too early

Grant your fellow walkers the space that this starting procedure is meant to create. Participants without a card for the first start slot may not leave before 05.45 hrs (40km) or 07.30 hrs (30km), so there is no point in arriving at the start and finish area earlier.

Civilian groups, 50km and 40km Heumensoord

This starting procedure only applies to individual participants walking the 30- and 40km route and starting at the start and finish area the Wedren/Julianaplein. All other participants shall start at the times that apply to them.

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