The 'Vierdaagse' or which is the same as saying The Four days Marches, represent an event with a lot of history. The first Four Days Marches took place in 1909. Since then The International Four Days Marches Nijmegen have grown into the largest multi-day walking event in the world. More than 42,000 participants, (that include Armed Forces from other countries, like Canadian, England, German, France, Spain, etc.) walk for four days in Nijmegen and its surroundings, where they, depending on their age and sex, walk a total of 120, 160 or 200 kilometers towards the Via Gladiola.