Gong marks start 98th Four Days Marches Nijmegen
To celebrate the start of the 98th Four Days Marches Nijmegen, Jan Los, member of the board of the Dutch walking association KNBLO-NL, sounds the gong.
KNBLO Wandelsportorganisatie Nederland(KNBLO-NL) is the parent organization of Foundation DE 4DAAGSE (who organizes the Four Days Marches). The first Four Days Marches took place in 1909. Starting with 309 participants in 1909, the event has grown into the world’s largest multi-day walking event counting 46,000 participants. Together with the festivities held in the city of Nijmegen during the Four Days Marches, the ‘Vierdaagsefeesten’, the walking event has been the biggest free event of the Netherlands for years. Besides the Four Days Marches, KNBLO-NL is also known from its local multi-day walking events, the ‘Avond4daagse’, which gets over half a million children to start moving every year.