The Four Days Marches are a walking achievement event for four consecutive days, in which annually tens of thousands walkers are participating. On those days, people from all over the world come to Nijmegen to walk in and around the city and its surroundings. Thousands of spectators are cheering on the walkers along the route every day. After four days of walking, a glorious entry along the Via Gladiola awaits the walkers, followed by the distribution of their well-deserved Four Days Medal.
With a group of volunteers form Le Champion, we were invited to take a look behind the scenes of this sports event organization. The second day of the Four Days March, also known as pink wednesday / the Day of Wychen, we were there!
We were welcomed with coffee / tea and cake in the VIP area. A hospitality lady has guided us all day.She has answered almost all our questions and passed on the questions to which she did not know the answer to a colleague. In addition, we were allowed to particpate in a part of the route that day. This way we could experience for ourselves what it is like to participate and tbe part of the whole atmosphere. I walked the Four Days March myself, twice, so I already had that experience: one big party!
I really think it is important to cooperate and to share knowledge and experiences, so we can learn form each other. Together we can make things better.
Thank you so much for having us for a day!