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Injured?

We advise all participants to check in advance if they are adequately insured, through their health insurance or additional travel insurance, to cover the costs of medical assistance when this should be required during the Four Days Marches. You are seriously advised against undergoing foot care, massage and suchlike from third parties. If you have any health complaints, please always consult the Medical Service of Stichting DE 4DAAGSE.

When you need to appeal to the Medical Service of the Four Days Marches it is good to know if you use any medication and which medication this is. You can use a medical passport for this. Click here for an example.

Medical aid

Medical aid will be available for all walkers at the rest areas along the routes. The organisation may oblige a participant to undergo medical examination in order to determine whether it is safe for the participant to continue the march. The decision of a doctor who, on behalf of the director of the Medical Services, forbids the walker to continue the marches will be binding. Any time spent on medical care will be part of the time available for the distance to be walked. Consequently, just like waiting time, this time will not be compensated.

Medical Service Areas

The medical care is organised by Stichting DE 4DAAGSE in cooperation with different partners (Dutch Red Cross and the Dutch society for Sportmassage, the ministry of Defence and Service Medical). At these Medical Service Areas there are no catering and resting areas. There will be toilets.

Every day there are two Medical Service Areas for each walking distance. Next to these Medical Service Areas there is a small Medical Service Area available at the 50km track. The Medical Service Areas are, if possible, housed in existing accommodations (for example a sports hall). Where this isn't possible, Medical Service Areas will be set up in tents. The medical care at the Medical Service Areas is available for all participants.

On the route maps you can see where the Medical Service Areas are located. The Medical Service Areas are also mentioned in the Streetplan 2019 (pdf, Dutch only).

Water points

On every walking day there will be a water point along the route. All participants are able to get free water at the water points. Drinking water is also available at the Medical Service Areas. All water points are marked on the route maps. It is your own responsibility to carry sufficient water with you. No cups or bottles will be handed out at the water points; you will need to bring your own container to (re)fill!

Dutch Red Cross

During the Four Days Marches, a BlarenPoli (Blister Treatment Unit) and Medical Service Area will be set up at start and finish location the Wedren (Julianapark Zuid). In addition, various first aid posts will be available at the start and finish area.
 The BlarenPoli (Blister Treatment Unit)  is open from Tuesday 16 July to Thursday 18 July. It is possible to queue between 11.00 and 18.00 hrs. The BlarenPoli only closes when everyone in queue is treated. On Friday 19 July the BlarenPoli is open from 11.00 hrs, but only for simple blister support. Blister treatment also takes place at the Medical Service Areas that are set up along the route. Preventive taping is not possible.
The Medical Service Area is located at the same location as the Blarenpoli and is open from Tuesday 16 July to Friday 19 July from 11.00 to 18.00 hrs,
The first aid posts are open on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 July from 12.00 - 18.30 hrs and from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 July from 03.00 to 08.00 hrs and from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs.

Any time spent on medical care will be part of the time available for the distance to be walked. Consequently, just like waiting time, this time will not be compensated.

General practitioner

Did you get the advice to visit a doctor? As a non-resident of Nijmegen you can go to a doctor in or around Nijmegen until 17.00 hrs. Do you need a doctor urgently after 17.00 hrs or during the weekend? Then you can go to the GP-emergency post. Always call first: 0900-8880.

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