Logistics for WUHE Walk
Dr. Dennis Godby, ND, will walk across the USA, one-fifth of the country, each year.
- The first and second legs of the walk were successfully completed from Myrtle Beach to Knoxville, 2022, and second leg from Knoxville, TN to Milwaukee, WI, 2023. The third leg from Milwaukee to Fargo, ND, is scheduled from August 19 to September 19. The 4th and 5th legs will take place from Fargo to Seattle, 2025-2026.
- August 19-September 18 you can walk with Dr. Godby intowns and cities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 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 or Apple “walking” route, exactly as on the itinerary. Please see itinerary link below! Please contact Dr. Godby, 530-400-1385 with questions or suggestions.
- Communities along, or near the route, are encouraged to organize and schedule as many educational health events as possible, in such locations as: schools, libraries, churches, medical offices, restaurants, or other places in town where people gather.
- Godby will be wearing a backpack and staying with folks or hotels along the way.
- 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 24. Most days, the walk will begin about 8 am, and end about 4-5 pm, depending on local events planned, and other unforeseen factors.
- Contacting media (local and national) is essential through simple phone calls and press releases to newsrooms of local media.
- Governors, legislators, mayors, and elected officials would ideally be contacted and “proclamations” of support from these governmental offices would be helpful.
- 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.
- 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!