• 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

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    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

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    New York

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    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


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    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

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    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

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    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

Germany 7 July: Gechingen - Amstetten

This morning we started in Gechingen, in the Black Forest. Although schools and city halls are closed on Saturday, a few kids came to the start and joined us for a few steps!

Germany is a country of running mayors; almost everybody takes the torch for a few metres. We really appreciate this attitude!

Empty country roads through beautiful scenery under a blue sky made the day a perfect running experience!

As we reached Schafhausen, the mayor and a few inhabitants welcomed us. The mayor took the torch and ran quite a distance uphill with us!

At noon we reached Stuttgart, where Mrs. Kienzle, the city representative and an old friend of the World Harmony Run, received us warmly with some delicious refreshments.

Finally, she lead the team on a very fast lap (she was an athlete in former years...) around the main square!

People joined in spontaneously as we ran through Stuttgart!

Later on we reached Kirchheim unter Teck, a most beautiful village with traditional architecture.

The mayor welcomed us in front of a beautiful old city hall. She gave a nice speech and when it came to the point of running, she simply took off her high heel-shoes and sprinted barefoot through the pedestrian area!

The last event took place in Geislingen. After the introduction and some small talk, the mayor ran with us through the centre of the city.

In the evening Rainer, our friend from Augsburg, supported us with a great meal spontaneously served in the parking lot!

One way to spend the evening: an improvised game of chess!

Distance: 121km

Team Members:
Dipavajan Renner (Austria), Agnes Bonczi (Hungary), Peter S. Selbach, Elke Lindner, Gudrun Freier and Jürgen Säger (Germany), Annemijn Schuringa (Netherlands), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Vlado Kulisek (Slovakia), Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Ales Pliva (Czech Republic)

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

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