• 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

USA 26 June: Day Off in Seattle

A day off from running and moving 90 to 100 miles a day can also be quite tiring and busy. Today we did not have to run as we had our first of two planned days off in Seattle. But there was still much to do including a ceremony at the Chittendon Locks, a beautiful park and museum in the Ballard area of Seattle.

Jitavrata, a good friend of ours, arranged for a wonderful choir called the Total Experience Gospel Choir led by the incredible Pastor Patrinell Wright. As we came running into the park, they were singing a very harmonious arrangement of Sri Chinmoy’s World Harmony Run song. Their rendition of the song was quite moving and sweet yet powerful and harmonious.

After our introductions and explanations about the World Harmony Run, there was a proclamation read out declaring World Harmony Run Day in Seattle. The choir again sang some very moving and soulful songs for us and the audience of about 50 people. We then joined the choir in singing the World Harmony Run song once again, up beat and ‘swingin’.

Most of the people passing through this area of the park did not know what was going on yet many people stopped to enjoy the ceremony and even pass the Torch around. It was inspiring and uplifting way to spend a couple of hours on our sorely needed day off.

We were treated to wonderful food by our friends here in Seattle as well. The Silence-Heart Nest, a spectacular vegetarian restaurant in the Fremont area, offered us fantastic meals, especially the delicious breakfast that they are known for.

We are so grateful to those who have fed us and put us up for the night here in Seattle.

Some of us were also fortunate to have had the opportunity to go up to the top of the Space Needle in downtown Seattle. We passed by there at night originally because we got lost getting home to our hosts’ house. We decided to go look at this and other interesting structures in the Seattle Center area. One kind woman, Courtney, who works in the gift shop offered us free passes to the top of this gigantic 605 foot structure. We had views of Seattle and the surrounding towns that were just breathtaking. It was a fitting way to end a long and busy day with little or no running.

Arpan and Team Harmony

Shoes for the Team

The womens team would like to offer their sincerest gratitude to Rupasi Young (carrying the torch above) for so kindly buying them all new shoes for thier long journey home.

Damon Burns of the men's team would like to offer his sincere thanks to Angel of Road Runner Sports in Seattle for so kindly donating a new pair of Mizuno's to help him make it to Minneapolis.

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