• 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 6 September: Kópavogur

Today we visited five schools of Vatnsendaskóli, Salaskóli, Smáraskóli, Hofsstaðaskóli and Lindaskóli in the town of Kópavogur, just outside Reykjavík.

At Salaskóli the children enthusiastically ran with the torch and with so much joy.

They sincerely placed their dreams for harmony into the flame for us to carry them onto the next school.

At Smáraskóli we met some children from Greenland who were visiting Iceland for a fortnight.

With the local Icelandic children they ran with the torch. We ran altogether to the town hall where we met the mayor Gunnar Birgisson. He is a very supportive and kind-hearted person.

State television Channel 1 were present to film the whole event.

At Hofsstaðaskóli the children were so funny and full of life.

One girl was amusingly wearing gloves on her feet since she probably forgot her shoes.

They scrambled on the climbing frame with the torch and flag with great delight. They probably felt as if they were conquering some high peak of the Himalayas.

They naturally posed for us as we took their photographs.

Their energy was infectious and we joined them playing, and Mark joined them on the roundabout.

They pushed it faster and faster, and Mark’s precarious hold on the handle finally gave way and he spectacularly flew off onto the gravel, but fortunately unhurt. Everyone laughed, and the others took turns on the roundabout. We were having so much fun but unfortunately we had to leave. On the way out of the school grounds we met a boy on a bike on his way home.

He showed us the way to our final school.

At our last school, Lindaskóli, Víðir met one of his relatives who attends the school.

As the end of the school day was approaching the children energetically ran with the torch around the playground. As the school bell rang other children of the school joined us as we handed out the World Harmony Run stickers.

For a grand finale to complete the success of visiting 21 schools in Iceland in 5 days Pierre showed us a trick by balancing the torch on his chin.

In the afternoon we took in few of the sites of Reykjavik by running along the waterfront and visited the ‘White House’ (Höfði house) on the sea shore where 20 years ago Reagan and Gorbachev held historic talks that ushered in the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

We ended our day outside the Hallgrímskirkja Church which is the dominant feature of the city.

Team Members:
Mark Collinson (England), Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Pierre Lantuas Monfouga (France), Rúnar P. Gígja (Iceland), Víðir Sigurðsson (Iceland).

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

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