• 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 28 March: Reykjavik

The second day of our mini-World Harmony Run in schools in Reykjavík started at Melaskóli. This was the biggest school on our agenda. Nevertheless, we had time to let everyone hold the torch and the kids seemed to like this a lot.

Moving on to just about the other end of town, we came to Ölduselsskóli. Here we stumbled on a new way of running with the torch, by lining the kids up two-and-two together, each pair of runners holding the torch for 5-10 seconds. A slightly regimented method, perhaps, but highly effective for small groups of children.

Our final school of the day, and of this two-day mini World Harmony Run in Iceland, was Borgaskóli. This was another small school. We assembled in a classroom with 30 kids or so. As every so often, we had technical problems with our slideshow and had to show from our laptop. The kids huddled closely together and there was hardly a whisper. They were absolutely mesmerized. When the final photo of World Harmony Run founder Sri Chinmoy came on screen there was a brief pin-drop silence broken by a little girl's whisper: "This is a beautiful picture."

When we came out of the classroom to run a photographer from one of the main newspapers in Iceland had caught up with us. His picture was published on the newspaper's frontpage the next day.

So, a successful mini-run had ended. This has only whetted our appetite for the real deal in June...

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