Today we had a meeting via Zoom with the town hall in which we discussed whether we could continue with our event in this Corona year or not.
Considering all the arguments, we have decided together with the town hall that we will postpone our event to October 2021 – 7, 8, 9 & 10th of October 2021.
It was also clear to the Municipality that there are still too many uncertainties. We made it very clear that health is our top priority and that a large number of people also consider it a risk to fly, and also to gather in large numbers on the square.
The organization has waited a long time to make a decision but sees no other option than to postpone the event.
The runners who have already registered, until today, 8th June 2020, can use their registrations for the event in 2021 that will take place from October 7-10. If one cannot or will not yet join in 2021, these registrations are also valid for the following year in 2022. These registrations to participate will remain valid, but can only be used once in 2021 or 2022. From July 1st, it is no longer possible to place special requests for refunds. All tickets are automatically changed to our 10th event, which will take place from October 7th -10th, 2021.
The good news is that from now the registration for 2021 will remain open and not just from January 2021 as would be our usual method.
This is also due to the expected great interest in our 10th edition. Important to know is that we have a limit of a maximum of 3.500 people. We are looking forward to celebrating next year together with a great party, our 10th edition!
Hans Wohl – Chairman M4DW
Marbella 4Days Walking 2021
Charity Cudeca is at our anniversary event!
This week Hans & Clarie spoke with Esther van Cudeca.
Cudeca is one of the two charities this year. Runners who register can make a donation and during the Marbella4dayswalking. Cudeca has an exhibition stand on the square during the event.
They are a hospice with 9 rooms for cancer patients and the chronically ill. Every day 1,000 people including doctors are on their way to the people in need and who are ill but prefer to stay at home. Besides much other good work they are doing, it doesn’t matter who or what you are, Cudeca services are free for everyone.
Cudeca can survive because of donations, charity shops etc. https://www.cudeca.org/
Since 2016, according to an IVV/IML cooperation, three events per year of each association, the IML and the IVV, have been selected for the so-called common IVV/IML Cup program.
By IML we have been offered to organize the Marbella 4Days Walking as the third event in 2021, although our membership om IML still is pending and will be decided upon in 2021.
Of course, we are very delighted by this offer which we gladly accepted and we hope that a lot of IVV / IML members will join our event in 2021 from 7 till 10 October 2021.
IML walkers can attend Marbella 4 Days Walking 2021 and will receive the IVV/IML Cup stamp in the corresponding record book and also in the normal IML passport.
Participants who attend the IVV / IML Cup program have to walk 20 km as a minimum (children and people older than 70 years only 10 km per day) every 4 days of the event. The stamp will be given only on the last day of the event. As our event is a 4-day event, the IVV/IML cup participants have to walk 4 days of 20 km each to receive the stamp. This does not apply to the normal IVV stamps, which are issued daily as usual.
During registration for our 10th edition event via our website www.marbella4dayswalking.com you can register during the procedure that you are an IML memberfor 2021 .
IML Walking Association : https://www.facebook.com/imlwalkingassociation/
On the M4DW Media page you will find a lot of pictures and some videos of this years’ event. Enjoy it and remember the beautiful days we had together!
It is possible to register for the 10th edition of the Marbella 4 Days that will be held on 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 October 2021.
On Wednesday, October 6 you can have your participant ID activated on the M4DW square – Plaza del Mar Marbella between 10 am and 4 pm with your confirmation.
Visit our registration page.
Prices M4DW 2021
– online registration 4 days: 63 euros
– online registration 1 day: 20 euros
– registration during the event on the M4DW square for 4 days: 68 euros
– registration during the event on the M4DW square per day: 20 euros
The 9th edition of the Marbella 4 Days has been completed. For the M4DW team it was quite a challenge at Plaza del Mar square, in terms of logistics, layout, facilities etc but what a success it was!
From the Plaza you could enjoy a beautiful view over the boulevard and the Mediterranean, nicely decorated with benches and shady areas, easy parking and as a bonus, we enjoyed brilliant sunny weather all week except for one night of rain.
More than 2000 international participants with 18 different nationalities registered for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days of walking and could choose from routes of 10, 20 or 30 kilometers. They were also able to change the distance per day and this option was used extensively so that participants who, for example, had a slight injury could still walk all 4 days or the less trained participants had the chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Marbella. The newly added routes of 10 kilometers were even chosen by 23% of all participants.
The first walkers started on Thursday 17 October, traditionally this is the quietest day and the route takes them through green areas and past the luxury yachts that lie in the port of Puerto Banús and the 30-kilometer route went to San Pedro. The following days the walkers saw different parts of Marbella: Altos de Marbella, Nagüeles, Lago de Tortugas, Sierra Blanca and parts of the beach.
All routes were adjusted and optimized this year by our route team that was already busy with signposting and other logistical matters from 4 in the morning during the event.
Fundacíon Cudeca and Cruz Roja were selected as charities. Both during the online registration and on the square they received many donations for which they are really grateful.
Musically we chose a different set-up, the Swing Dixieland Band from the Netherlands was present for the third time and entertained us every day on the square. Early in the morning the band Mitá Mitá came for the warm-up in collaboration with our personal trainer.
From noon the music was provided by the DJ team of MOOOV events in collaboration with a variety of artists; Gypsy Bros – Campell Bass – Ollie Hughes – Manuela Nelom and Ivanildo Kembell and on Saturday afternoon a performance by Ger Vos from the Netherlands sponsored by Intergreen, Interchem and Tieleman kitchens. The square was a party plaza every day where people sang and danced while enjoying a drink. If you’d prefer to relax, you could chill in the cozy lounge corner at caterer Goyo.
Our medical people were very busy providing many walkers with free advice, medical assistance and various massages.
We were honored that a group of the Marine Corps had chosen our event to march for 2 days, impressing those trained women and men in uniform.
On Sunday on the Vía Gladiola in Marbella a gladiolus – symbol of victory – were distributed. On the square, the 4-day walkers received a beautiful M4DW medal.
Next year the Marbella 4 Days will take place on 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 October 2020. This will be the 10th edition of M4DW, where we hope to welcome 2500 participants and make it a great anniversary celebration together. Registration for #m4dw2020 is possible from January 1st 2020.
Soon photo albums, videos and more statistics and facts will be published on this website.
Walk on with hope in your heart and you will never walk alone!