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100th Nijmegen Marches

A century of Walking!  

Monday 18 - Friday 22 July 2016 

Location:Nijmegen Netherlands

The Nijmegen Marches 2014



Wonderful, a unique experience which I may find addictive! The event is wonderful and unique - I did not realise it would be so well supported by the Dutch people. I am at risk of becoming addicted to it!

" Liz Saunders


2016 is the 100th year... A century of the Nijmegen Marches and because everyone wants to be part of the centenary year, it is more popular than ever!

Registration for 2016 (100th year)
For this reason the only way to get a place this year is as an individual and to try your luck in the ballot with the organisers.

There are two registration periods, the first takes place from 1 February to Friday 26 February, where you can apply if one of the below applies to you.

  • If you have taken part 4 times before between 2010 - 2015 inclusive
  • Anyone born in 1999 or 2000 who completed the Marches at least 4 times between 2010 - 2015 inclusive.
  • Anyone born in the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. 

The second registration period is from Monday 29 February to Friday 1st April and is for anyone who does not meet the above criteria. 

Registration will be via this website with the Marches organisers. Due to the change in rules for 2016, we will not be able to organise your Race Entry, a group hotel or coach transfers for 2016. If you do get a place in the ballot you will be able to sign up to a Walk the Walk Support Pack, and we will help with training and fundraising, but sadly we will be unable to send Support Staff onto this challenge for 2016.

About the Nijmegen 4 Day Marches
The Nijmegen Marches are the largest walking event in the World, with over 50,000 participants in the 100th year marching their way through the idyllic towns and villages of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. 

Conquering the Marches is not for the faint-hearted and will require a commitment to training; you will walk a staggering 40K or 50K a day over 4 consecutive days. That's 100 miles or 124 miles, in just 4 days! What an amazing accomplishment!

Each day you will be supported by thousands of cheering, singing and dancing supporters all willing you to the finish and your well-deserved Royally-acclaimed Nijmegen Cross!

A century of Walking!  

Read all about Hilary's life long dream to be part of Team Walk the Walk and how amazing it was in 2015.

Training for the challenge!

To complete this exciting yet mammoth challenge of a minimum 100 miles in 4 days, training is essential! Before applying, you should consider the time, effort and commitment that will be needed to complete The Nijmegen Marches! A special training plan will be provided with your Walker Support Pack but please contact us if you require more information. You should aim to be able to achieve 40K in 8 hours or 50K within 9 hours to take on this challenge. We do not expect you to achieve these times everyday, due to masses of Walkers along the route, but you should be confident that you can reach this target.

Who should do this challenge?

The Nijmegen Marches is aimed at anyone who has already completed a marathon and is looking for their next challenge. Preparing for the Nijmegen Marches will require commitment to the training program. We welcome both the guys and girls; you have to be over the age of 16 to join the team and anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It's a great family challenge too! Please contact us for more information.



I loved the Marches, I thought they were fantastic. I will go back next year …. As an event for WTW it is challenging and different and should always carry on. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

" Michelle Varney

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