After this cancellation, the Nijmeegsche Wandel Verbond (NWV), a local walking club, organised an emergency (Nood in Dutch) Four Days March from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 August 1940. Each day had a different route starting and finishing in Nijmegen. All stayed south of the River Waal, since Dutch engineers had blown both the road and railway bridges on the morning of 10 May before the invading Germans arrived. The first two days saw evening walks of 15 and 20km, Saturday’s 25km starting at noon. Sunday was an all day event, the 30km route finishing in the Goffert Stadium. Here, in front of several thousand spectators, others took part in various sports including football and athletics, all proceeds going to war victims.