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The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen

Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:36 am

The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen (Dutch: Internationale Vierdaagse Afstandsmarsen Nijmegen) is the largest multiple day marching event in the world. It is organised every year in Nijmegen, Netherlands in mid-July as a means of promoting sport and exercise. Participants walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometers daily depending on their age and gender, and, on completion, receive a royally approved medal (Vierdaagsekruis). The participants are mostly civilians, but there are also a few thousand military participants.


http://www.4daagse.nl/en

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... s_Nijmegen

The Nijmweegse vierdaagse is upon us. Did anyone has finished this?

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Re: The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen

Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:58 pm

A 12-member team from 22 Wing-Canadian Forces Base North Bay in Ontario, Canada is in that. They were practicing during a walk for cancer I was at and I spoke with the team leader, great bunch and were excited to get there. I wished them luck. :)
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http://www.nugget.ca/2017/07/12/cfb-tea ... long-march

Not sure how they finished though.
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Re: The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen

Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:22 pm

That's a demonstration I heartily approve of. I guess there is an automatic parade permit.

I'd have to carry a folding canvas chair.

The event has a very thorough website. I wondered who would pay for the cost of portable toilets and other facilities.

Is there enough money earned from the fairly heavy entrance fees to support some charitable cause?
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Re: The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen

Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:36 pm

Classa64 wrote:
A 12-member team from 22 Wing-Canadian Forces Base North Bay in Ontario, Canada is in that. They were practicing during a walk for cancer I was at and I spoke with the team leader, great bunch and were excited to get there. I wished them luck. :)
Article link.
http://www.nugget.ca/2017/07/12/cfb-tea ... long-march

Not sure how they finished though.
C.


We''ll know on Friday. They haven't walked a single km ;-). Good luck to them, only 40k for them a day ;-)
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Re: The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen

Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:41 pm

BobPatterson wrote:
That's a demonstration I heartily approve of. I guess there is an automatic parade permit.

I'd have to carry a folding canvas chair.

The event has a very thorough website. I wondered who would pay for the cost of portable toilets and other facilities.

Is there enough money earned from the fairly heavy entrance fees to support some charitable cause?


€ 64 entrance fee, times 40.000 and you have quite a sum of money to spend and most of them are volunteers anyway. Probably Nijmegen will pay its bit because of over 1mio visitors during the four-day event. It is one of the biggest events in the world.
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Re: The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen

Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:40 am

so the parties have finished. 1.525.000 visitors to Nijmegen last week to party, 44euro spend per visitor, nice boost for Nijmegen. One 86y/o has gotten the first ever golden medal. He has finished his 70(!)-ish Marche, wow, just wow.

It is good to see that large scale events like these, can still be held without any major incident. Well done Nijmegen.
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