Marbella 4Days Walking

2024 edition

from the 3rd – 6th of October

information & tips to be prepared

RuckSack / Rugzak / Mochila

Reserve your rucksack here, sponsored by Oscar Real Estate. You can pick up your rucksack on Wednesday, the 2nd of October 2024, in the Oscar Real Estate tent.

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COLLECT CREDENTIALS
On the 4th of October, between 10 am and 4 pm, you can pick up your credentials at the registration tent in the Walking Village on the Plaza del Mar in Marbella. Please bring your proof of registration, either on paper or digitally.

Arriving later than Wednesday?
The registration tent is open every day from 8 to 16hrs, and you can pick up your credentials before you start your route.

WALKING
Start times for the 10, 20 and 30 km are the same from Thursday till Sunday.
● Start 30 km: 08.00 – 09.00
● Start 20 km: 09.00 – 10.00
● Start 10 km: 10.00 – 11.00
● Start Challenge Route Saturday: 07.30 – 08.00
● Start Charity Walk Saturday: 11.00 – 12.00
● Finish closes at 16.00 hrs

SIGNAGE
Recognisable M4DW route signs with coloured arrows indicate all routes.
10 km: yellow
20 km: green
30 km: blue
Challenge: orange
Charity: pink

CHECKPOINTS
You will cross checkpoints where your wristband will be scanned. There is 1 checkpoint on the 10 km route, 2 on the 20 km route and 3 on the 30 km route. There are also toilets and bottles of water are handed out.

Checkpoint closing times
Checkpoint 1 (10, 20 & 30 km): 13 hrs
Checkpoint 2 (20 & 30 km): 15 hrs
Checkpoint 3 (30km): 14.30hrs
Checkpoint 4 (Challenge Route): 13 hrs
Checkpoint 5 (Challenge Route): 14 hrs
Checkpoint 6 (Challenge Route): 15hrs

ROUTES
Due to road works, we have had to change some routes. This means you will see a lot more of the sea this year!

CUDECA CHARITY WALK
M4DW supports Cudeca with a special 5-kilometre Charity Walk on Saturday, 7 October. Cudeca offers care and support to cancer patients and their loved ones in the province of Málaga; they depend on donations. Participants of all routes of M4DW can support them with a donation of at least 10 euros. You’ll get a free t-shirt if you are within the first 1.000 participants
Learn more and donate

CHALLENGE ROCA ROUTE
For the well-trained hiker who is not afraid of narrow mountain paths, there is a challenge on Saturday this year: the Challenge Roca Route.

If you are already registered, you can exchange the regular Saturday route for this Challenge Route. Only a limited number of participants are allowed this year. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information and registration

OPENING PARTY – WHITE PARTY
The official kick-off for M4DW will be on Wednesday evening, the 4th of October, at 20hrs. Like all the after parties on all days, this opening party is open and free for the public. You are already registered, but if you want to bring friends, please register them here.

GOOD TO KNOW
Food and drinks in the Walking Village.
Floorplan of the Walking Village.
In 2024, Marbella 4Days Walking takes place from the 3rd to the 6th of October and on the 2nd, the White Party.

M4DW APP
The new M4DW App is available for Android and iOS. On Tuesday the 3rd of October, we will upload all registration numbers so you can connect your M4DW details.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday there will be a special App support desk at the Walking Village. You can ask them all the questions you have relating to the App. We cannot help you by mail.

PREMIUM TABLES
No more getting up and being served at your beck and call? This is possible this year if you book a Premium Table. Then your table with delicious bottles of cold drinks is ready. Then, you can use the menu for bottle service.
For prices and details of what’s included in each package. Click here

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR
The sun shines very often in Marbella, so wear sun protection at all times. Be prepared and also bring clothes for the fresh morning and maybe a rain shower. Wear good, sturdy walking shoes or sneakers you have already broken into and are familiar with. Perhaps excessive, but every year, we also see participants arriving in flip-flops….

INSURANCE
Remember to bring your international health insurance card with you. In principle, the ambulance will take you to a public hospital. If you have private insurance, you can check in advance if the policy covers private hospitals.

opening times tents

Times to be confirmed:

Registration       08.00 – 16.00hrs
First Aid              08.00 – 16.00hrs
Organization      08.00 – 16.00hrs
Coffee                  08.00 – 14.00hrs
Catering              12.00 – 19.30hrs  and Wed + Sat until 22.00hrs

start times

Times to be confirmed:

30km                    08.00 – 09.00hrs
20km                    09.00 – 10.00hrs
10km                    10.00 – 11.00hrs

Challenge Routes    07.30 – 08.00hrs (Saturday)