• 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

Iceland 11 July: Reykjarhlíð-Akureyri

We started today's run from Reykjarhlíð in a mild and warm weather, despite rain. In other words, a fine weather for running.

Whether it was due to the weather or other factors, spirits were high among the children of Youth Sports Club Efling, who met us at the end of Lake Mývatn. Vilhjálmur Kristjánsson was the first to carry the torch, and an interesting fact is that he turned 17 that very day. Vilhjálmur ran at an unbelievably fast pace which didn't come to an end until 6 km later. All present were in agreement that Vilhjálmur's pace would do nicely at any track and field or road racing competition.

The younger members of YSC Efling carried the torch after Vilhjálmur's memorable sprint and their spirits were high. According to the original plan, the Efling kids were supposed to run with us up to Laugar, but in actual fact, they simply didn't want to stop running until Goðafoss waterfall. This was quite an achievement, especially for the youngest children who had to run a steep ridge up to Goðafoss.

We had barely said our fond farewells to YSC Efling, when some more Northern-Icelanders of bold spirit joined the Run. At the middle of Víkurskarð pass, Rannveig Oddsdóttir came with a team of expert runners who ran with us all the way to the town of Akureyri. Also joining us, just before Akureyri, were children from the Youth Sports Federation of Eyjafjörður bay, enabling us to come running into Akureyri with a big number of runners.

At Akureyri plaza we said our goodbyes to all these good people and adjourned for the night.

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