The Nijmegen 4 Day Marches is the largest walking event in the World, with an astounding 47,000 participants. We will be walking 40K a day, over 4 consecutive days, that’s 160K or 100 miles in just 4 days!
Walk the Walk will be aiming to take a Team to tackle the 40K distance each day together as a Civilian Marching Team. We start together, stay together, march together, sing together (your military companions like a sing-a-long) and most importantly finish together!
This is the biggest Team Challenge you can achieve; as Walk the Walkers from all over the UK join our Team as individuals, friends, partners or family members... come together and take on the Challenge of all Challenges!
We laughed, we smiled, we sang, we had a few pains and aches but then the crowds would cheer and lift us!- Carole
There is simply nothing like the Nijmegen Marches, now in its 101st year. A famous Military March where, in July each year, people from all over the world come to Nijmegen (Netherlands) to walk in and around the city, through idyllic towns and villages. You will be walking alongside Military Marching Teams; formed of the Swiss Navy, French Police, Marine’s and of course the British Bobbies, who will all be walking in their uniformed kit, and we will walk in ours – our famous bra t-shirts!
The support is immense… thousands of spectators are cheering you on every day. After 4 days of walking you will enter the amazing Via Gladiola, where, as you head to the finish, you are handed ‘Gladioli’ from the crowds, a traditional sign of your amazing accomplishment. Onwards to the finish and well-deserved Royally acclaimed Four Days Nijmegen Cross medal.
Conquering the Nijmegen Marches is not for the faint-hearted and will require commitment, both to training and the Team as a whole... however, it is an amazing accomplishment and one you will never forget!
An unbelievable, tough Challenge, but one that is worth every step! This is a Team walking Challenge where we will take on the 100 miles united from the Start Line, every step of the 40K per day, to the Finish Line!
It was one of the most uplifting experiences of my life. I was flying so high it took me days to come back down!- Nicki
The Nijmegen Marches is aimed at anyone who has already completed a MoonWalk or Marathon, and is looking for their next challenge. To complete this amazing, yet mammoth challenge, training is essential! Before applying, you should consider the time, effort and commitment that will be needed to complete The Nijmegen Marches - if you have any questions, please get in touch with the Unique Challenges Team!
You should be able to walk a Marathon distance in under 8 hours to take on this challenge and be confident that you can reach this target comfortably, and over consecutive days. We are with you every step of the way with support, advice, tips and hints; we are even taking on this extraordinary challenge with you!
Let’s come together, sing together and March together, all for vital breast cancer causes – let’s show those military boys and girls!
Why not take a look at some of our fantastic fundraising ideas