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March: Frequently Asked Questions

PLEASE NOTE: We are marching an average of 14 miles each day, in harsh conditions. We will rest as needed and stop for lunch, but we have daily goals we must meet to ensure we arrive to the Capitol on time.

Q: Will I be provided a ride back to my car?

A: Our resources are limited, Our resources are limited, but we will do our best to accommodate.

Q: Can I bring my child?

A: Everyone is welcome, but please consider the temperatures in August are frequently in the 100’s and the terrain may not be suitable for strollers or wagons as you make plans.

Q: Will I be provided water along the way?

A: Yes. We will have adequate water and electrolyte sports beverages for marchers.

Q: Will I be provided food?

A: Daily marchers are invited to a shared lunch each day. If you have special dietary needs, please make arrangements in advance.

Q: If I march for more than one day, will I be provided housing and food?

A: Full time marchers will be provided housing and food. Due to limited resources, town committees can not provide housing for short term marchers.

Q: Can I walk a half day, and will I be provided a ride back?

A: You are welcome to join for less than a full day, but as our resources are limited return transportation cannot be guaranteed along the route.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Dress in layers. Long sleeves protect you from sun and mosquitos. Wear comfortable broken in athletic shoes. Bring a hat, extra socks, sunscreen, bug spray, any prescription medications. Make sure your cell phone is fully charged and you might want to bring a portable charger as charging opportunities are limited. Please note that the signal is not the best in some rural areas. Cooling towels and portable neck fans are also great for the heat.

Q: How should I prepare?

A: If your planning on walking for a day or more, slowly increase your level of activity beforehand.

Q: What medical provisions are put in place for the march?

A: We will have certified nurses that volunteered their time to provide medical first aid to marchers during the march. Additionally, the California Nurses Association will provide nurses stations at each town we arrive during the march.