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    Across 6 Continents
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  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
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  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

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  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

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  • New York, USA

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  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
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    14 Days, 1500km
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    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

Examples of IYRC at Events

This page links to details (Parts 01 - 03) showing ways the 2010 International Year has been introduced during World Harmony run events.

Print parts in PDF format: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year/iyrc_examples/pdf_downloads

Download a pdf of newsletter Jul 2010  - 4 page highlights of Examples and Photos of Events around the world thus far in 2010.

WHR Supports IYRC

For example:

In addition to the prominent placement throughout the 2010 International Launch of the World Harmony Run during April in New York;


Part 01

(details at http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year/iyrc_examples/iyrc_exa_01


Rising Sun, Maryland

Washington, DC:





Hungary - Full Day event in Budapest

Part 02

(details Part 02 at http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year/iyrc_examples/iyrc_exa_02


Canada  - 4 days: Parliament, Interfaith and Unesco Heritage sites


USA  UtahArizona  

Nova Scotia, Canada


Part 03 (in progress)

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Note: (The next parts are a bit more time consuming to select items to highlight. There are increasing numbers of good examples becausse the run is now in full swing in all regions simultaneously and the fact that the guidance and experience on how to introduce the IYRC has become a bit better).

(details Part 03 at http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year/iyrc_examples/iyrc_exa_03]

including (to be added):

  • Germany -media mention of IYRC and Pre Hepburn message, Germany 14 June: Czech border; Germany 21 June: Paderborn - Dortmund, so many different countries' flags being displayed at the school with IYRC logo on banner.


Part 01(details)

Part 02 (details)


Part 03 (details)  a work in progress

See also Examples of full day events:

  • 7,000+ Children in Budapest Hungary, 2010 May 14, during UN / UNESCO 2010 Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures

It involved the World Harmony Run as well as other culture, artistic, sporting, entertaining, sensational and educational activities in a public space where many participated....with a theme of peace, harmony and nature.

 "We can have harmony if we have a deep reverence for Mother Nature."

The children made drawings on the theme of harmony and the importance of love and the protection of our environment. The paper that they drew on was arranged in shape of a huge tree representing a live tree and the tree of life.


See also 26 Jul 2010 - full Harmony Day in Chicago


  • In Celebration of World Harmony and the United Nations, UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations) declared: "2010 International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (IYRC)". The day's activities included:


  • Early morning running; events at Landmarks and Parks;
  • Music with amazing Marching Drum and Bugle Corps and Singing;
  • Participation by Olympians, other dignitaries and 500 Children;
  • Games, sharing and holding the torch by all;
  • A beautiful World Harmony painting exhibit; and,
  • "Torch Bearer" awardees and special guests at a local Gallery.
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