ADDITIONAL INFO: 10 edition, October 7 – 10, 2021:

General rules to protect everyone from contamination with the Covid-19 virus.


Dear participants, you are in Spain and different rules* apply here than you may be used to in your own country, we ask you to respect this. Below are the most important.


  1. We can measure your temperature at any time
  2. Wearing a mask is mandatory on the terrain and in the tents
  3. We can sit at a table with max. 10 people without a mask
  4. Please follow the instructions of the volunteers
  5. You may walk without a mask on the routes, but make sure you always have one to hand when entering a shop or restaurant and when you unexpectedly find yourself in a crowd
  6. If you are not feeling well, we can perform a quick test, these cost €10.00
  7. In Spain, you still have to keep 1,5 meters away, also waiting at the start.
  8. Dancing is allowed, but with a mask on
  9. Use the hygienic gel provided, when needed
  10. Wash your hands, please, don’t forget


*Imposed by the Junta de Andalucía on October 1, 2021

We thank you for your cooperation and wishing you a wonderful 10th-anniversary event.

Organisation Marbella 4Days Walking.

“Keep Calm and Walk M4DW”



Andalucia has been given code level 1 since Thursday, September 16, which means that Andalucia is now green.

This has the consequence that we can be much freer and that our event is happening. Of course, it must be taken into account that we always have to carry our masks with us, because that is mandatory for all indoor spaces. Also that we have to keep a safe distance, but everything else is much better and free.

We can finally sit outside with full 100 % capacity and order drinks at the bar, but again with a good distance. A maximum of 10 people can sit now together at the tables.

But the most important thing is that we also can dance, but with a mask on. That is great news especially for the great artists we have booked.

We also have a superb promotion with the parking garage Plaza del Mar under the start/finish area, where you can park 4 days at a special price for €30, as long as you can show proof that you are a participant (so with lanyard or print of registration). This also applies to our volunteers.

All in all, we are looking so much forward to a great 10th anniversary 4-day event with the IVV/IML cup and IML members.

A few tips:

– For those who come from abroad, a so-called StpH form with a QR code is required. The DCC pass or negative PCR test is not sufficient but is processed in the Spanish StpH QR code.

– You can get this form by going to SPANISH TRAVEL HEALTH on Google

– Always keep your mask near and in your bag or pocket because it is mandatory everywhere you go.

– We are also obliged to follow a protocol so please follow all directions you encounter.


For our post-promotion, we´d like to ask participants with an iPhone 11 or 12 to make short videos and send them to:

Furthermore, we wish you a great 10th edition of Marbella 4Days Walking!


Fantastic news again!
We are delighted to announce that the board of IML has welcomed Marbella 4Days Walking Association as an official member and now is part of the IML family.
Since we are celebrating our 10th edition this year ( 7th – 8th – 9th & 10th of October 2021 ), we also want to celebrate this with you.
In Marbella this year, you can get the IML stamp and the IML & IVV stamp.
Marbella has put itself on the map as an additional IML event in Spain and will significantly make IML walking even more attractive.


Good News! Approval from the Municipality of Marbella for our 10-year anniversary this October.
Of course, we must adhere to all rules and regulations that the Spanish government will order. We will be able to tell you more about that closer to the date.
But, for now; We are happy!
Therefore, we think now is an excellent time to register already. 

Read our positive NEWS! ?
We finally have some good news, it´s free insurance for tourist who catches COVID-19 in Andalusia. Of course, we hope that this insurance will not be necessary!
This insurance applies to every traveller who, in the unlikely event, contracts Corona in Andalusia, regardless of the means of transport with which they arrive in Andalusia and regardless of age.
This insurance is taken out with the French company Europ Assistance S.A. It means that one is covered for €4.000 for medical, surgical, pharmaceutical costs related to COVID-19 and with a liability of €100.
If the stay has to be extended due to quarantine, the insurance will cover up to €5.000 up to a maximum of 15 days for both the infected and the travelling party. Repatriation costs can be added to this if this is necessary for health reasons or due to death.
Should tourists be obliged to go into quarantine after having been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19, the insurance also reimbursed the accommodation and living expenses.
This insurance applies to travellers from all parts of the world who visit exclusively only Andalusia.
Since this cover is usually not included in insurance policies from for example the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, this is excellent news for all international participants, quite reassuring too, but let’s hope it will not be necessary.


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 2020

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.

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 you can register during the procedure that you are an IML memberfor 2021 .

IML Walking Association :

Website IML
IVV Internationaler Volkssport Verband :

Website IVV


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!


Day 4

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


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