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. There are three different distances in the 4Days Marches: 30, 40 and 50 kilometres. 

Military participants can walk the 40km route from either De Wedren or Camp Heumensoord. If you choose to participate on the military 40km route that starts from Heumensoord, you are obliged to also stay at Camp Heumensoord. The 30 and 50 km can only be walked from start and finish area De Wedren.

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.

Please note that you have to walk the full distance you are registered for on each of the four days. Once the 4Days Marches has begun, you can no longer change your distance.

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)

* Instead of the 50 km route, military servicemen can also choose to walk the military 40 km route starting from Heumensoord, providing they carry at least ten kilograms of marching kit.

Changing your distance

You can change the distance for which you are registered in My 4Days. Changing your distance is free of charge until Thursday 14 July. After this date, changes to the distance can only be made on Sunday 17 or Monday 18 July at the Service Desk at your starting location, for a €15 fee.

More info

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

You can change the distance you have registered for via My 4Days. You can make the change without charge up to the end of the week before the 4Days Marches event starts. 

Please note that once the 4Days Marches has begun, you can no longer change the distance you will be walking. You must then walk the full distance you are registered for on each of the four days.

Instead of the 50 km route, military servicemen can also choose to walk the military 40 km route starting from Heumensoord, providing they carry at least ten kilograms of marching kit. During each walking day, at various intervals along the route officials will make inspections where the marching kits are weighed. If the weight requirement of 10 kilos is not met, there is a risk of being disqualified.

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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