Which distance can I walk in 2023?

The 4Days Marches is a walking achievement event. What the achievement is exactly is described in our regulations. One of the main conditions is that as a participant you must walk at least the distance you are required to walk according to the regulations on four consecutive days. If you register as a civilian group, everyone in the group walks the same distance. There are three different distances in the 4Days Marches: 30, 40 and 50 kilometres. 

All participants in a civilian group walk the same distance. For some participants in the group this may mean that they cannot walk their regulation distance, but have to walk the extended distance.

Regulation distance

The tables below show the distance(s) you can register for in 2023. The distance marked with an R is the minimum distance for which you must register and is determined on the basis of your age and gender. This minimum distance is called the regulation distance. It is not possible to walk a distance shorter than the regulation distance.

Extended distance

It is possible to register for a longer distance than your regulatory distance. The distances marked with an E are other distances for which you may register. These distances are not obligatory for your age and gender. This is why we call these distances extended distances.

Age table 2023

Women

2008-201130km (R)40km (E)50km (E)
1964-200740km (R)50km (E)
1963 or earlier30km (R)40km (E)50km (E)

Men

2008 - 201130km (R)40km (E)50km (E)
2005 - 200740km (R)50km (E)
1974 - 200450km (R)*
1964 - 197340km (R)50km (E)
1963 or earlier30km (R)40km (E)50km (E)

* For military servicemen, the regulation distance is 40km, providing they carry at least ten kilograms of marching kit.

Walking the same distance together

All participants in a civilian group walk the same distance. This could result in some participants in the group having to walk the extended distance rather than their regulation distance. For example, if even just one person in the group is required to walk the 50km routes according to the regulations, then everyone in the group must walk 50 kilometres per day. That’s because no one may walk a shorter distance than the regulation distance that applies to them.

When the group contact forms a group on My 4Days, for all participants added to the group the distance is automatically adjusted to the highest regulation distance within that group. 

More info

The minimum distance is called the regulation distance. It is not possible to walk a distance shorter than the regulation distance, though you can register to walk a longer distance. This distance is called the extended distance.

All participants in a civilian group walk the same distance. For some participants in the group this may mean that they cannot walk their regulation distance, but have to walk the extended distance.

In certain cases people with disability, either physical or intellectual, can appeal to the dispensation regulation of the 4Days Marches in order for them to participate in a wheelchair or to walk less kilometres a day than the regulation distance that applies to them states. Read more about this on our Regulations page.

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