Facts and figures

More than 45,000 walkers generate a lot of data. Are you curious about your chances of securing a starting place through the draw? Or about the age split among the 4Days Marches participants? Have you perhaps ever wondered what the hottest day of the 4Days Marches was, or when it rained the most? If so, read on.

First time at the starting line

In last few years, the number of debutants was around 30%. In 2022, after a two-year period of absence, the event took place for the 104th time! In that edition - which was not sold out - a lot more debutants wanted to participate. 37% of all participants who appeared at the start that year did so for the very first time.

First time over the finish line

If this will be your first time walking the 4Days Marches, you may be concerned about whether you will make it to the finish line. Don’t worry: the chance that you will receive your well-deserved 4Days Marches Cross on Friday is quite high. In the past 4 years, an average of 86.5% of the first-time participants successfully completed the 4Days Marches. Of course it’s important to train well and come well prepared. Read more...

The Red Cross in action

Participating in the 4Days Marches is a real challenge. Getting that medal requires a lot of effort! There is a chance that you will have to deal with blisters, sore muscles or other problems that accompany strenuous walking. Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers are present every year, committed to helping you cross that finish line. In 2022 they pricked no less than 14,532 blisters and went through an enormous amount of material while caring for the walkers. If you would like to find out more about the medical aid available during your walk, read more...

What’s the weather like?

No matter how well you prepare for the 4Days Marches, there’s one thing none of us can influence, and that’s the weather. From a cool start in the morning to a blistering hot finish in the afternoon, from a clear blue sky to a thunderous downpour, anything can happen weather-wise during the 4Days Marches. Knowing this, it’s advisable to train in various weather conditions. Of course, we will keep you informed of the latest weather forecasts and advice on our website, social media and in the app during the 4Days Marches.

From young to old

The 4Days Marches brings people together. On the route, not only do you encounter participants of various nationalities and backgrounds: walkers of all ages also walk side by side. From as young as 11 to over 90 years old, all walkers have the same goal in mind: receiving the much coveted 4Days Marches Cross. The participant’s age (and sex) determine which distance he or she must walk as a minimum. Read more...

More statistics

Each year, once the 4Days Marches is over, we compile an extensive document with all kinds of facts and figures concerning the latest edition of the event. To see each year’s statistics, read more...

Countdown to the 106ᵗʰ edition of the 4Days Marches