More than 1,700 miles will shortly be behind the Godby brothers as they once again spread the word about naturopathic medicine.
Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby — who last year, with their cousin Jonas and dad Dennis, ran from San Francisco to Connecticut in the name of the preventive health care world — will meet in Davis on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Central Park after completing their summerlong north-south run.
Isaiah, who began his trek in August at the Mexican-U.S. border, and Jeremiah — almost done with his journey that began in Blaine, Wash. — will reunite while family, friends and run supporters gather near the Davis Farmers Market.
Both Godbys attended Davis High and their father is a natural-medicine doctor with a practice in Sacramento.
The meeting in Davis on Wednesday will be followed by a Thursday Natural Health Festival, according to Godby media representatives, at which the local family hopes to continue in their nationwide effort to draw attention “to other naturopathic and other natural-medicine and lifestyle changes,” according to Dennis Godby.
The Capitol festival will take place on the west side of the state building and runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
“It is so very inspiring to follow Isaiah and Jeremiah as they run 30-plus miles a day to raise awareness for natural medicine health-care options,” California Naturopathic Doctors Association President Angela Agrios told the press at a recent Southern California health fair. “We felt proud and excited to partner with Isaiah in Santa Monica to educate the Los Angeles community about naturopathic medicine and introduce the … local NDs.
“Each daily stop provides such a great opportunity for naturopathic doctors to connect to their communities.”
For additional information on the Godbys, The Run 2012, or to contribute to media outreach, visit www.therun.org.