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 2020, although our membership om IML still is pending and will be decided upon in 2020.

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 2020 from 8 till 11 October 2020.











IML walkers can attend Marbella 4 Days Walking 2020 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 which will be opened from January 1st, 2020 via our website you can register during the procedure that you are an IML member.

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

From January 1, 2020 it is possible to register for the 10th edition of the Marbella 4 Days that will be held on 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 October 2020.
On Wednesday, October 7 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 2020
– 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!


Also this year there is a tent on the M4DW square where you can go to for medical care.

We have several caretakers led by Berlinda Fennis from where you can go for foot care, preventive taping and advice. Furthermore Frank who is specialized in sports massage and Carin who will also massage but will also provide the warm-up for the walkers in the morning hours.

Near the square there is an ambulance stand-by as well as on the route and at the checkpoints there are first aid boxes available.

WandelWol has donated various care products that the carers can use for walkers.

We are very happy that we have found two companies that together with our organization will ensure that no 20,000 disposable bottles will end up as waste during the Marbella 4 Days Walking 2019.

Rimesa Marbella will sponsor the water tanks with certified drinking water and thanks to Techmate Amsterdam all participants of the Marbella 4 Days will receive a nice refillable bottle of 0.5 liter, also a nice reminder of M4DW!


At the checkpoints the water tanks will be placed where you can refill the bottle. On average, the checkpoints are about 7 km apart, with the 10 km route there is a checkpoint after about 5 km.

The water bottles will be provided to our participants during the activation of your participation in the administration tent.

Due to the bustle in the morning on the square, we advise you to bring the bottle filled from ‘home’ before departure.

More information about the sponsors: – 

#pollution #partners #reducewaste #togetherforthenvironment#thankyou


This year you will enjoy live music and the DJ Team of MOOOV events during Marbella 4 Days Walking. Every day we have an entertaining program at the M4DW Plaza (Plaza del Mar) and many artists will make sure that no one can resist to dance!

Check the complete program at our Fiestas page

We would like to invite everyone to join us for the festive opening of M4DW 2019 at 08:30pm at Plaza del Mar. After the formal inauguration the Swing Dixieland Band and the DJ team of MOOOV events will perform so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes as well. Of course you can also enjoy a nice drink at the Plaza.

The City of Marbella will organise a Spanish evening at the Plaza de la Iglesia on Saturday 19th of October. At the time of this message that program is not yet available.


Marbella 4 Days Walking wants to contribute in protecting the environment and we will therefore not purchase thousands of disposable water bottles this year.

We are negociating with a local supplier of water tanks – certified clean drinking water – who will be on the routes at various points and where participants can refill a water bottle.
This saves thousands and thousands of disposable bottles and also a lot less effort to collect waste!

Unfortunately, refillable bottles are much more expensive to buy than the disposable bottles.
Therefor our request whether there are companies that want to collaborate with M4DW for our participants and the environment.

A refillable bottle can be provided with a company logo if desired and we also have various other promotion options for a sponsor before and during our event.

If you would like to contribute to the environment with us during the largest 4 walking four-day event in Spain on 17-18-19-20 October 2019 with more than 2000 international walkers, please contact Hans Wohl to discuss the possibilities: info @ or phone +34 639 084 869