• 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

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    New York

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    Great Britain

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    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

Russia 25 September: Vjezma - Volokolamsk

We started the day by going back to class, English class that is. Svetlana, the English teacher from the school, enjoyed the opportunity for her students to practice their English skills. After quite a bit of running, we were met on the highway by a representative from the town of Gagarin, where the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin lived. For me it was very special, since as a boy I remember hearing that he had become the first man to go into space. After a good day's running, we reached the sign for the Moscow region. We had 2 more meetings before the close of the day, in 2 different places but at around the same time, so the team split. At our meeting in the sports hall, we got tea and snacks; the other team joined us just in time to get snacks too!

The English class at Andreykovo school.

These 2 girls joined us for our run out of town.

The children get an "English and Geography" lesson.

English teacher Svetlana, and her book and painting by WHR founder Sri Chinmoy.

We left them messages and contact information.

OK, make a left at the intersection.

So many Berjozka trees.

Who is this guy!!!


We got Yuri Gagarin souvenirs.

Passing the torch.

Cookies and butter.

Golden fields of grass.

Finally we reach the border to Moscow.

We are all over it!

Darija gains 2 runners on the way.

Passers-by stop for a photo.


We were received by the Representative of Sport, Education and Culture, the City Representative and children from the school.

One veteran presented us a book of memories of the War.

The newspaper reporter spoke very nice words about our Run.

We ran with the children to the post office.

After the ceremony, we had a short visit to the Historical Ethnographic museum.

Where is the other leg?


The new "Lama" sports complex.

We discuss the run with young sportsmen.

Our host is overwhelmed by the opportunity to hold the torch.

Running around the world.

Stamps to prove it.

We got to eat and receive gifts too.

Young tennis stars of tomorrow, well. one of them at least.

Approaching the city of Moscow.

Interesting bridges.

Interesting buildings.

After our final meeting of the day, we drove the remaining distance into Moscow for our overnight accommodation, leaving around 120 km to complete our journey.

– Chanakya

Distance: 117 km

Team Members:
Apaguha Vesely (Czech Republic), Roos de Waart (Netherlands), Zoltan Theobald (Hungary), Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Chanakhya Jakovic (England), Pedja Knezevic (Serbia), Predrag Trkulja (Croatia), Sumahat Strohn (Germany), Florian Mesaritsch (Austria), Lenka Svecova (Czech Republic), Andi Schmitz (Germany), Angela Muhs (Germany), Russian runners

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

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