• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Canada 16 May: Kingston


Before the World Harmony Run even began, the team celebrated the event with a pot luck lunch and prepared various skits showing the difference between harmony and disharmony. Despite a prodigious meal, the runners still had enough energy for the 5 1/2 kilometre run through Kingston.

Team Start Kingston 

Early in the afternoon, the World Harmony Run team set out down Division Street in Kingston, with Karnayati Morrison holding the torch and coordinating the road team.

Division Street Kingston

The team made a brief stop at Concession and Division to share the World Harmony Run song with the local shoppers. Afterwards, in the front row of this photo we can see Jacquie Johnson (from Kingston) on the left, with Karnayati (from Ottawa) and Vidura (from Montreal) continuing down Division street toward Princess St.

Kingston City Hall

The team passed through the Market Square during the main afternoon rush and shared the message of harmony with many shoppers and their families. Finally we sang the World Harmony Run song in front of City Hall. Our voices were in full swing at this point, as we caught the attention of virtually everybody who was enjoying the afternoon sun in Confederation Park. Diego can be seen avidly waving and watching the Canadian flag.

HistoricTrain Kingston 

After completing the tour of the park, we paused in front of the historical train.

Bicylists Kingston 

Along the route, it was in fact the bicyclers who recognized the serious importance of the torch most evidently.

Kingston Waterfront  


Having finally made it down to the waterfront, we see Claire and Rodika leading the team. The productive windmill farm of Wolfe Island is in the background.




Murney Tower Kingston

Our final destination of the day was the Murney Tower, which has now of course been converted to peaceful purposes and houses a museum.


Heritage Site Kingston 

One of the reasons for our choice of the Murney Tower as the final location for this fun-filled day, was to celebrate and recognize the importance of this UNESCO World Heritage site. 

UN and UNESCO are celebrating 2010 as the International Year for the
Rapprochement of Cultures http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year . Davidson Hepburn,
President of the General Conference of UNESCO, has sent a message
to all participants of the World Harmony Run in which he points
out how the year "presents a wonderful opportunity to creatively
celebrate cultural diversity and its role in forging ties between
cultures and people. ... By carrying a torch to over 100 nations this
year, World Harmony Run reinforces the goals and objectives of 2010:
International Year, and provides a chance for all participants to
expand their awareness and living experiences of other cultures. It is
indeed an excellent opportunity to develop an appreciation of
diversity through art, culture and sports. This communal sharing of
our hopes and dreams is fundamental for building the foundations of
peace and harmony. http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year/davidson_hepburn_unesco_message





Distance: 5.5 km

Team Members:
Karnayati (Ottawa); Vidura (Montreal); Jacquie (Kingston); Rodika (Ottawa); Claire (Kingston); Gautami (Ottawa); and others

You can send a message to the runners or read the messages.

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