• 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

Switzerland 28 March: Oberriet

On 28 March, Tegla Loroupe from Kenya and the World Harmony Run were invited to Oberriet by the Swiss Rhein-Valley Hospital.

34-year-old Tegla broke the Marathon World Record twice - first in Rotterdam, in 1998 and again in Berlin, in 1999. She has also won the New York City Marathon twice (1994 and 1995) and she is 3-time World Champion in the Half-Marathon (1997-1999).

Before the start of the World Harmony Run, Tegla met with local hero, 6-time Ironman winner and 3-time World Champion Oliver Bernhard and discussed her work as a United Nations Ambassador for Sport and Peace. Together with the children they were watching a DVD of the World Harmony Run 2006 in Kenya.

Olivier, left and Tegla right, watching the WHR DVD.

Olivier and Tegla both then ran with the torch and about 40 children to an old castle where there was a fire ceremony taking place, in memory of the recent killings in Kenya and other places in the world.

Running up to the castle...

At the fire ceremony - President of the Nationals talks about peace.

On the right is Stephan, who invited Tegla to Switzerland.

After the return to the "Schloss"-Garage in Oberriet the children and VIPs were served food and the Büchel family spontaneously offered Tegla a generous donation for her Peace Academy in Kenya.

The girl who wanted to hold the torch at the start.

Tegla still runs at a high level and in fact finished an excellent 3rd in a half-marathon the next day at the Swiss Nationals; her time of 1:18:38 was achieved while currently preparing for the Nagano Marathon.

– Hutashan

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