• 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 1 September: Reykjavík

Late last night Pedja from Serbia and Marton from Hungary joined the International Team for our Icelandic adventure. We were so glad to have them on the Team, especially Pedja who we know so well from our Run in Serbia as he was the country co-coordinator there. He always wanted to visit Iceland and when we were in Serbia he promised us that he would join the International Team to run in Iceland.

We visited four schools in Reykjavik again and as always we had a wonderful time. The schools we visited were Korpuskóli, Víkurskóli, Engjaskóli and Foldaskóli. The photographs of these children paint a thousand words that I myself cannot always find words for.

The children have so much fun and joy when they run with abandon with the torch. It never fails to surprise us the great reaction of the children running with the torch, and we feel that the experience is always something the children will remember.

We hope that by simply running with the World Harmony Run torch will inspire them to be better world citizens and help them stop to, firstly, think about harmony within themselves, and then to spread that harmony to other people, and their whole community.

By midday we had finished our programme for the day, and visited downtown Reykjavik, where the Nordic style houses are very distinct.

One of the amazing highlights of the day was our visit to Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon.

This is a mixed seawater and fresh water geothermal lagoon, with the hot water geyser erupting with sulphurous gases. Here, also, the geothermal silica mud has very healthy properties for the skin. Our Pierre was the first to smear this on his face!

We took the torch into the lagoon and the security guard instantly approached us, as we were about to enter the lagoon with the lit torch. Once we explained the World Harmony Run he was a little bemused that we wished to run with the torch in the lagoon. Ondrej will make us do anything for a good photographic opportunity. But what a spectacular shot!

There is nothing else like this that we've experienced on the European leg of the World Harmony Run. The whole topography of Iceland is unique with its solidified lava flows and dormant volcanoes. In places it looks as though it is a scene from ‘The Lost World’, or ‘The Land That Time Forgot’.

But the splash of the last colours of summer in the flowers brings you instantly back to the world of today, and the wooden houses along the coast constantly remind you that this is a habitable island.

Team Members:
Mark Collinson (England), Marton Fekete (Hungary), Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Pierre Lantuas Monfouga (France), Predrag Knezevic (Serbia), Víðir Sigurðsson (Iceland).

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