Organizers would guess that at least 100,000 people walked in Denver's Women's March in 2017.
A year later, they're ready to do it again.
This is what you need to know if you're attending this year:
- Saturday, Jan. 20.
- Pre-march rally begins at 9 a.m.
- March starts at 9:30 a.m.
- Rally begins at 11: 30 a.m.
The rallies will be held at Civic Center Park, the same place where the march begins.
The total distance is 1 mile and runs on this route:
- Head south on Bannock St toward W 14th Ave.
- Turn left onto W 13th Ave.
- Turn left onto Lincoln St.
- Turn right onto E 14th Ave.
- Turn left onto Grant St.
- Turn left onto E Colfax Ave.
WHAT CAN YOU BRING:
The official March on Colorado suggests bringing any warm accessories, comfortable shoes, snacks, and any signs you'd like to carry. Tish Beauford, organizer and board member of Women's March in Colorado, also suggests attendees bring sunblock, water and a picture ID.
More than a dozen speakers and artists are scheduled to attend. Check out the full list here.
RTD told us they'll be prepared for larger crowds, but riders should plan on leaving early. Extra light rail cars will be added to the trains on the D, E and H Lines. A commuter rail car can be added to the B Line train in case large crowds gather at the Westminster Station. Extra buses will be available as needed.
Also, if you see yellow bagged reserved meters, do not park there.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR:
"Very unintentionally, which was painful for us, we recognize that we did not include maybe all of the voices that we should have included in the march. There's many, many women, and nonbinary people, many communities that don't feel heard. And this year we've been very intentional in reaching out to those communities more ahead of time and trying to get their participation and their input in shaping our program." -Lisa Cutter, one of the organizers
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE THERE:
There's no way to know for sure but the park permit allows for up to 200,000.