Global Launch in NYC on April 10
At 1.00 pm at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, just a block away from the Unitied Nations USA's track and field legend and nine time Olympic Gold medalist Carl Lewis and US Tennis champion and Social Change advocate Billie Jean King will join along with numerous UN ambassadors and World Harmony Coordinators from over 100 nations to launch this global event.
Founded two decades ago by the spiritual leader and world harmony visionary Sri Chinmoy to promote international understanding, the World Harmony Run is now the world's longest global relay. The run is a non-profit event organized entirely by volunteers involving in particular children and students.
As part of the celebration, Sing for Hope donor artists Soprano Catherine Watson (San Diego Opera), Trumpeter Kyle Resnik (Orchestra of St. Luke's) and Pianist Lydia Brown (The Metropolitan Opera) will perform the music of G.F. Handel. Sing for Hope connects vibrant artists with vital philanthropic organizations to benefit communities in need through the transformative power of the performing arts.
New York City's Housing Authority Youth Chorus led by Larry Matthew will also be performing as part of the launch.
Over a period of seven months, relay teams will carry the World Harmony Run torch through 100 countries, covering over 10,000 miles and all 50 states in the US and also involving Europe, North Africa, and Australia.
For more information please contact usa [ at ] worldharmonyrun [dot] org