Marbella 4 Days Walking now an official member of the IML Walking Association

by Deborah Cater
Marbella 4 Days Walking

MARBELLA – Marbella 4 Days Walking has been welcomed as a member by the board of the international IML Walking Association. This is good news for the four-day walking event, which will be celebrating its tenth edition this year on 7, 8, 9 and 10 October.

It means walkers can obtain the IML & IVV stamps in Marbella this year. With the IML membership, the Marbella 4 Days Walking (M4DW) is now on the international map, making it even more attractive for participants from all countries.

The IML Walking Association is a non-profit, non-political organisation whose purpose is to promote walking as a valuable and healthy recreation. It also works to promote international understanding and goodwill by encouraging participation in walking events in other countries. This is achieved by promoting international multi-day non-competitive walking events in each of the member countries. 

In order to become an IML member, Marbella 4 Days Walking underwent thorough inspection. This was done during the last walking event in October 2019. Two delegates from IML walked in 2019 and concluded the four days in Marbella more than met all requirements.

Membership in IML means the event in southern Spain will receive worldwide attention with walkers from all over the world. 

For example, to become a European walker, participants in at least 5 European countries must have taken part in IML member events. The same goes for hikers who want to become an Asian Pacific Walker. 

M4DW banner

Andalucia on green 

Other good news is M4DW is classified as an open air sporting event. Therefore, there is no need to present a Digital Covid Certificate (vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or negative test certificate). However, walkers must maintain the 1.5 metres distance and wear a face mask everywhere in public shopping areas.

Also very positive is that dancing is allowed again, albeit with a mask on. That’s good news for all the great artists booked by the organisation for celebratory performances after their efforts. 

Affordable parking 

M4DW has reached an agreemente with the garage under the start/finish area. All participants with a participation certificate or key cord can park for four days for a total of €30. 

Register 

You can buy tickets for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. Also, you can also choose whether you want to walk routes of 10, 20 or 30 km.  Any age can register for the 10 km route, unless you want to receive an IVV/IML* award. 

You will receive your registration confirmation by e-mail and you can pick up your starting ticket on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the start and finish square, located on Plaza del Mar. 

The daily starting times are: 30km, 8.30- 9 am; 20km, 9 – 9:30 am; 10km, 10 -10:30 am. 

The finish is every day at 16.00 

The price for four days of participation is €63 if you register online. If you decide to register yourself in the administration tent during the event, you will pay €68 for all four days. The price per individual walking day is €20 online and €25 onsite. 

Have you not received a proof of registration by e-mail? Please check your spam folder first. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact M4DW by email or for more information, visit the website.

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