• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

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    1,000,000 Participants

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    World Harmony Run Founder
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    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

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    The All Blacks
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日本 Japan 8 May: Ishinomaki - Ofunato 石巻~大船渡


Day 2 for Team B began at Shizugawa, where they met three citizen runners to accompany them to Kesennuma City Hall, 41km away. This gentleman in the photo ran all the 41m, completely determined.


The other two were Mr.Tsuginori Onodera, the chairman of East Japan Great Earthquake Revival Marathon Relay Committee, and his friend. They took turns and ran 20km each with Team B members. We are so grateful for their joyful and souful run!


Meanwhile, Team A arrived at Minami-Sanriku's Isatomae Elementary School, where another school, Natari Elementary, is also housed at the moment due to the damage the latter school got after the tsunami. Here, we are meeting the 1st and 2nd year students of both schools.


The curriculum coodinator explained to us how the damage from the tsunami has been at the school. Right now half the school yard is being used as tempoary housing.


Despite the disaster and damage they experienced last year, the children were so full of energy and cheerfulness. The teachers agreed and commented, "Yes, indeed, as if nothing had happened..." Well, children are the master of 'Living here and now' aren't they?


Here also, we offered the Torch Bearer Award to both schools.



After the program with the children, we had a tour of the building. They had re-arranged inside so that children from both schools could study comfortably and fully.

Below you see one of koinobori, carps for Boys Day (May 5th), which had just been pulled down. Several of them, including this one, had messages of encouragement from all over Japan.


Urdhacheta from Singapore decided to join the Japanese language class...


Here a large ship is sitting by the road. Pedja from Serbia, who used to be the captain of a large ship himself, was speechless.



At one point in Ofunato City, we parked in front of a shop to wait for the runners. It turned out the shop is the tempoary headquarters of a confectionary company Saitou Seika, whose sweet snack 'Kamome no Tamago' is quite well-known nation-wide.When they learned about the Run, they came out of the shop and eagerly waited for the runners to arrive. 

Together with the staff of the gas station ENEOS across the street, they clapped enthusiastically, full of support, as the runners arrived. THANK YOU SO MUCH!



The manager told me that their five shops including the headquarters had been washed away by the tsunami along the coast. However, due to the assistance from regular customers and others, they could open this temporary headquarters, for which they are extremely grateful. Japanese members of the Run actually like their signature sweet Kamome no Tamago and we have them sometimes after our meeting! We sincerely pray for your continuous progress.

In the end, they gave us a treat, once piece each for all 16 of us! How kind of them! We enjoyed the treat very much. Gratitude, gratitude.


Team A finished the relay for the day. In front of Kan’non goddess, which had been built as a prayer for revival after the tsunami.


Video Message from Dr. Davidson Hepburn, President (2009 - 2011) of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run and a vision for the decade: "Toward a Oneness-World".

Full Text of the 25th annversary message and link to 25 language informal Translations: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/25

or Click on language button for separate youtube videos wth sub titles in varous languages

See also:

See start of the International 25th Anniversary Celebration across from the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York.

On 27th April 2012. in many cities around the world, special events marked the WHR 25th Anniversary


– Harashita, Ashirvad

Distance: 107 km

Team Members:
Ashirvad (Brazil), Abhisar (Czech Republic), Pedja (Serbia), Purnendu (Canada), Irina (Russia), Sujagaran (Russia), Urdhacheta (Singapore), Krutananda (Japan), Jyotirmala (Japan), Vadanya (Czech Republic), Pramiti (Japan), Harashita (Japan), Sudasa (Japan), Yahva (Austria), You (Japan), Akanda (Mongolia)

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