This Thursday morning 1.904 participants have started the first route of Marbella 4Days Walking. At the return to Las Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo it was time to party with the music of the bands De Blaasbalgen en ’t Jazzezz. The amount of participants has exceeded the expectations of the organization and since people are still signing up in the morning before the walks so the final amount will be even higher.
The first route went by Nagüeles and Puerto Banús, the walkers of the 30 kilometer routes also passed by San Pedro de Alcántara before returning to Las Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo. The next days the walkers will see various parts of Marbella, amongst which are Altos de Marbella, the Istán Lake, Lago de Tortugas, Sierra Blanca and several parts of the beach. The most of the participants has signed up for all four days, the walkers from the province of Málaga mostly opted for 1 or 2 days. The last day of Marbella 4Days Walking is special, the walkers will be received at the Paseo Maritimo with flowers and music. This part of the walk is called Via Gladiolo since the roman symbol for victory is the gladiolus. The ambassador of the Netherlands will also participate on Sunday and hand out the medals to those walkers who participated all four days.
On Friday it’s Day of the kids, the organization has invited a school to do one of the special kids routes. Then 250 children from Atalaya College (Estepona) will walk a 6km route. On Saturday and Sunday there are routes for children so families and sports clubs can join a healthy walk together. The start is between 11.30 and 12hrs so the children will be back more or less at the same time as the adults.
There is live music every day till 17hs at Las Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo. At night there are music and dance performances starting at 20.30hrs at Plaza de la Iglesia. Every day another dance school performs, followed on Thursday by the Coro Sierrablanca, on Friday by the pop group The Q and on Saturday by the municipal band.