Logistics for WUHE Walk

Dr. Dennis Godby will walk across the USA, one-fifth of the country, each year.

  1. The first leg of the walk (615 miles) will take place in 2022, starting in Myrtle Beach, SC, on September 12, and ending in Knoxville, TN, October 11 (please see attached itinerary). The 2nd to 5th legs will take place from Knoxville to Seattle, 2023-2026.
  2. Walk with Dr. Godby in South or North Carolina, or Tennessee, only on the safer highways and streets. Walkers are responsible for their own transportation, to and from the walk, and must be wearing extremely reflective gear for safety on the highway. The walking route from town to town is the Google “walking” route, exactly as on the itinerary. Please see itinerary link below!
  3. Communities along, or near the route, are encouraged to organize and schedule as many educational health events as possible, such as in: schools, libraries, churches, medical offices, restaurants, or other places in town where people gather. Superintendents of schools are great contacts for helping the entire school district to be on board for school events in their districts.
  4. Dr. Godby will be wearing a backpack, and plan on camping overnight, unless other lodging is provided.
  5. Each day’s walk will take approximately 7-9 hours, depending on the day’s scheduled distance, and the many conversations along the way. The average miles per day is about 22. Most days, the walk will begin about 8 am, and end about 4, depending on local events planned, and other unforeseen factors
  6. Contacting media (local and national) is essential through press releases, or phone calls to newsrooms of local media.
  7. Governors, legislators, mayors, and elected officials would ideally be contacted and “proclamations” of support from these governmental offices would be helpful.
  8. Churches, temples, mosques, fraternal organizations, and other organizations are encouraged to be invited to host preventive medicine talks for their communities on the day WUHE is scheduled for their town.
  9. Topics of community forums include, but not limited to: Vitamin D, access to safe drinking water, exercise, fitness, access to fruit and vegetables, nutrition, mental health, and safe and walkable neighborhoods. Your ideas are welcome!

WUHE Itinerary

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Event Schedule

Day of Week Date Events
Sunday 9.11.22 Pre-Launch Myrtle Beach Afternoon
From: To : Stopping Point   Mileage
Monday 9.12.22 Myrtle Beach Coastal Sleep Lab 23
Tuesday 13 Coastal SL Sidney Service Mart, NC 22.5
Wednesday 14 Sidney Service M Bladenboro 25
Thursday 15 Bladenboro B & C Restaurant 19
Friday 16 B & C Restaurant Fayetteville, NC Event likely 20.5
Saturday 17 Fayetteville, NC Erwin 25.4
Sunday 18 Erwin Ogburn Berries Produce 17
Monday 19 Ogburn Berries Raleigh Event likely 17
Tuesday 20 Raleigh Durham Dr. Maurice 26
Wednesday 21 Durham Chapel Hill Event likely 12
Thursday 22 Chapel Hill Snow Camp 22.1
Friday 23 Snow Camp Greensboro Event likely 26.4
Saturday 24 Greensboro Kernersville Event likely 19.4
Sunday 25 Kernersville Winston-Salem Event likely 11
Monday 26 Winston-Salem Lexington 22
Tuesday 27 Lexington Salisbury Event likely 17.5
Wednesday 28 Salisbury Mooresville Event likely 21.4
Thursday 29 Mooreville Cornelius Dr. Lexi Lain 9.5
Cornelius Charlotte Event likely 19.5
Friday 9.30.2022 Charlotte Affordable Suites 24.6
Saturday 10.1.2022 Affordable Suites S&K Greenhouse 24.5
Sunday 2 S & K Greenhouse Rutherfordton 23
Monday 3 Rutherfordton Bat Cave 24
Tuesday 4 Bat Cave Asheville Event likely 26.2
Wednesday 5 Day off walking Events in Asheville Event likely
Thursday 6 Asheville French Broad Adventures 23.3
Friday 7 FBA Wolf Creek Bridge, TN 21
Saturday 8 WCB, TN Newport/I-40/Smoky Mtn 19
Sunday 9 Newport/I-40 County Line Market 27
Monday 10 County Line M. Knoxville, TN Event likely 18.6
Tuesday 11 607.4
Rev. May 6, 2022