The 4 Day Nijmegen March and how to accomplish it.

~Trains, planes and automobiles...~
There is no march if you cannot get there or pay travel expenses in town, regardless of your training preparation.

Plan on travel budget of about $2,000.00
 (if you are coming in from another continent.)

Print out all the schedules twice and keep one in your bag and one on your person...
missing a train or plane can botch the event.
(Sample amounts based on my experience.)

1) Gas to and from the airport from home...$20
2) Airline tickets...$1,500+ (buy them as early as possible to save.)
3) Baggage fees...$50
3) Train tickets...$50 
4) Bus tickets in Nijmegen...$50
5) Taxis returning home from partys or events...$50
6) Food while in town   $200
7) Parking fees incurred during the week in Holland $80
8) Room in town, 1 week, 4 Days bed, arranged by organization. $400
Total: $2,400

Extra to cover yourself
if there's a problem...missing a bus, etc.

My experience traveling...

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The quiet before the event...counting down the time before my flight departs Detroit.

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Crossing the Atlantic Ocean...

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Changing planes in London...

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Arrival in the Netherlands...Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport...

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Taking the train to Nijmegen on the NS train...about a 1.5 hour ride, changing trains on the way.

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Next stop Nijmegen! After 25 years I'm back and ready to be a marcher this time!

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First time in 25 years...I'm back! Local buses and taxis as needed are everywhere and busy...
There are 1.8 million people in town for the week long Nijmegen Summerfest.

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Where the administration arranged for me to stay right next to the railroad bridge, nice for walking to the start.

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At last after pounding pavement for 50 hours over the last 4 days...a chance to put them up and leave them up.

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Walking to the train station Sunday with my backpack...time to leave Nijmegen, slow going...sore feet.

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Time to board the train for the airport, the 4 Day Medal dream made real, goal finally accomplished after 25 years.

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