• 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

Scotland 24 April: Stonehaven - Arbroath

We were surprised to see some sunshine at our morning run.

Well, it didn't last long.

One highlight follows another on the World Harmony Run through Scotland. After yesterday's visit to the Scottish Parliament we were on our way to yet another place that made history on the British Isles, namely Dunnottar Castle.

This ancient fortress dates back to the 13th century and for centuries to come served as a lodging for many historical figures. Here history isn't just a word but a tangible experience!

Walking through the ruins of the ancient castle gave us a touch of human life and culture in times long past. Combined with the impressive scenery, exposed to the ocean, its rhythmic roaring of waves clashing against the cliffs and its untiring breeze, it became an overwhelming experience for many of us.

We were most kindly received there by Mary, the custodian, who gave us a tour through the castle, delighting us with stories of former times. Having been a track and field athlete in her youth, she was easily persuaded to take a short run with us. We had a hard time keeping up with her.

Once back from our breathtaking journey into the past we made our way down south to Montrose where we were greeted by a gorgeous coastline, widespread sandy beaches and friendly Scots enjoing the beautiful day at the seaside.

From here we continued further south to Arbroath, where our team visited St. Thomas RC Primary School.

The enthusiastic children all became eager team members as they dashed over the sportsground, carrying the torch and flag around the five symbolic continents with joyful strides.

Right after the visit at St. Thomas school we were welcomed into yet another monumental building, the 12th century Arbroath Abbey. Its construction lasted for over 60 years, from 1178 until around 1240, and was initiated by King William I of Scotland.

Incidentally, Arbroath is also the city where Scottish independence was born. It was there that Scottish monks composed the Declaration of Arbroath.

Upon our arrival in this historic place that is dear to all Scottish people, we were warmly received by Lesley Higgins, a council official from Angus, who works for the department of culture and leisure, helping the community to a better and healthier lifestyle. She very much welcomed our initiative to promote harmony through sports and sent us on our way with her best wishes and hopes.
This ceremony concluded the second day of the World Harmony Run in Scotland.

Distance: 36 miles

Team Members:
International team members: Ondrej Vesely, Pataka Spacek, Jara Rosa, Kamila Hozlarova (Czech Republic), Marc Schrader, Evelyn Schmedemann (Germany), Jarek Werner (Poland), Janani Spence,Tarit Stott, Uranta Kane (Scotland)

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