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Marbella 4 Days Walking
 

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M4DW 2014 success
The fourth edition of Marbella 4Days Walking has again been a success. Walkers from all over the world started on the 9th of October their daily walk of 20 or 30 kms. In the weekend children between 6 and 12 years old went on a 6km walk during Marbella 2Days Walking Kids. In total 1.938 people participated.

It was the fourth edition of M4DW this year and the event grows every year. The walkers who come from abroad normally walk all four days and those who live in Marbella and the Costa del Sol chose mostly for participating less days, especially during the weekend. Almost 2.000 people from 18 nationalities participated, the majority of them were Dutch, followed by Spaniards and English.

For the first time this year children could participate in Marbella 2Days Walking Kids. Children between 6 and 12 could walk a route of 6kms. Every day there was live music at Las Terrazas and the walkers and visitors enjoyed the festive ambience, dancing and singing along. In the old city centre Marbella 4Days Fiesta has been celebrated with music and dance shows every night.

The organization, the town hall and the sponsors are happy about the 2014 edition and have already started organizing for next year. The fifth anniversary of M4DW will take place on 8, 9, 10 and 11 October. Signing up is possible from the 1st of January.

Changes in water service

in order to reduce the amount of plastic waste, the organization of M4Dw has decided not to hand out bottles of water every day. Every participant is responsible to bring enough to eat and drink along the route. The goody bag will contain one bottle of water that during the event can be refilled at the water tanks along the route. There will be a coffee stand on the route and there are enough bars and restaurants for the walkers to have a pit stop.

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Special participant M4DW: a tree!

It is rather normal for participants of M4Dw to dress up for the last day of walking. But this year someone will dress up all days: the director of Arboretum Marbella will walk the 30 km routes dressed as a tree. His goal is to raise money to build the Domo Confianza, a place to meet for events and courses, in the park the NGO takes care of. People can sponsor his steps, with 150.000 steps will raise the 30.000€ needed.

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HI-TEC new sponsor M4DW

HI-TEC SPORTS and Marbella 4Days Walking have signed a sponsor contract. The company will be present during the event with a tent and will have special offers on walking shoes for the participants of M4DW.

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Attention for children with heart disease

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October the first edition of Marbella 2Days Walking-Kids will take place. With this event the organization wants to draw the attention for the NGO Menudos Corazones. An NGO that is dedicated to helping children with heart diseases.

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M4DW affiliated with international sports events association

M4DW has become a member of the International Volkssportverband. The members of the IVV organize walking events in more than 40 countries, just like in Marbella these are walks in nature and the city and there is never a competition element.

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M4DW at Fitur

Routes for children
Marbella 4Days Walking was present at the tourism fair in Madrid. Together with the councillor of tourism of Marbella we gave a presentation of the event and communicated the news about routes for children at M4DW 2014.

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Signing up possibe again!

It is possible again to sign up for the 2014 edition of M4DW. “We’ve received many petitions from people who already booked their flight for next year so we decided to open the inscription process already” says organizer Hans Wohl. Just as last years every participant can log in on their personal page to set the amount of days and kilometres and sign up.

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Another successfull edition of M4DW

Marbella 4Days Walking has again been a success, almost 2.000 participants walked every day a route of 20 or 30 kilometers. The mayority of them were Dutch and together with other foreigners they came to Marbella just for the event.  They enjoyed beautiful weather, the walks and the parties.

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Transport M4DW

All those participants that stay in hotels in San Pedro and Puerto Banús can make use of special M4DW transfer buses. The first bus will leave at 7.30hrs and the last at 9hrs so everybody can be on time at La Alameda at the city centre.

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Changes in routes days 1 & 3

The organization of M4Dw has decided to change 2 routes this year: day 1 and day 3. The participants of the 2012 edition suggested this at the surveys that were held afterwards.

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It's raining prices at M4DW!

Last year there was a raffle where the participants of M4DW could win a DVD Blueray player en this year every 250th person that signs up will receive a voucher for a dinner. The DVD player has been handed over recently in the Netherlands and the first 2 winners of the vouchers are known.

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M4DW has its' own app!

Wherever you go, you can always check the latest information on M4DW with the new application that sponsor Residencia Estates made for the event.

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Inscription 2013 open!

A nice start of 2013: the inscription for Marbella 4Days Walking is open again! You can sign up via your personal page on our website. The procedure fir loggin in is a bit easier this year and you can also book your hotel, car or bus transfers on our site.

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Book your walking holiday

The Dutch touroperator OAD already offers walkers the possibility to book their flight, stay and participation of M4DW 2013. There are several dates and airports of departure available. Those who only want to register for M4DW2013 can do so from the 1st of January at this website. 

 

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Trees to compensate CO2

Marbella 4Days Walking is an event that promotes sustainable tourism, which is why the organization of the event is CO2 neutral. At the beginning of December the necessary amount of trees to compensate the carbon footprint have been planted at the land of Arboretum Marbella.

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Marbella 4Days Walking big success

The second edition of M4DW has been an unexpected success, 1.552 walkers participated this year, which means the amount of participants more than doubled compared to last year. The organization is pleased about that and is already working on the 2013 edition.

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Closing inscription on internet

On the 7th of October the inscription system on this website will be closed. From then on participants can register personally at the administration tent at Las Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo. This is possible on the 10th of October from 10-17hrs and on the walking days between 9 and 9.30hrs.

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Fire doesn't affect M4DW

The big fire that burned more than 5.000 hectare of nature in 9 municipalities has no direct consequences for M4DW. Only those walkers that will walk the 30km route on the third day will see a part of the destroyed area.
The organization has a well elaborated security plan which includes alternative routes. In case of a calamity during the event we will decide, together with the designated security forces, how to respond in order to guarantee the safety of the participants.

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Location change start & finish

This year there are at least twice as much participants in Marbella 4Days Walking. Reason for the organization and town hall to change the start and finish to Las Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo. The new location is only 50 meters from the Avenida del Mar and will offer enough space for participants and visitors for years to come.

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M4DW wins Golden Herring!

MARBELLA. The organization of Marbella 4Days Walking has won a Golden Herring for her contribution to the image and economy of Marbella. The price was handed over by Hans Wielaard, president of the Marbella Dutch Business Club.

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Fuerte Hoteles sponsors M4DW

The 27th of March Fuerte Hoteles and the organization of Marbella 4Days Walking have signed a sponsor contract for the second edition of this event.

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Live music from the Kwakbergband

The music band Kwakbergband has already booked their flight to Málaga and will be attending Marbella 4Days Walking this October. Thousands of participants and the public will be able to enjoy their music.

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Subscription 2012 open

MARBELLA. From the 1st of January people can subscribe for Marbella 4Days Walking 2012......

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Marbella4DaysWalking at Vierdaagse Nijmegen

(2011) The organization of Marbella4DaysWalking is present at the Vierdaagse of Nijmegen, to walk along and to promote the walking event that will take place in Marbella from 9-12 October.

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International walking event in Marbella

(2011) MARBELLA. This fall Marbella will be filled with walkers from all over the world.

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