• 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: Seattle, Day Off

Video of the first month in USA

We would like to thank our friends at the Silence-Heart Nest Restaurant for all their great food and service to us. Any time of day we would come in and get complimentary meals. The food there is fantastic and healthy at the same time.

Our hosts who put us up, or should I say ‘put up with us’ for two days, were very gracious in opening their homes to us. We even got the use of some of their cars as well. We really felt at home here in Seattle with all our friends and the royal treatment they gave us.

One task we had to accomplish today though was to procure the torch fuel, called Norpar, from a local pier. It was an unexpected surprise when they would not let Francesco into the Pier gate because he did not have any identification on him. We were prepared to go swimming afterwards and he did not think to carry his passport or license to get fuel.

I had to go the fuel company alone with ten big containers to pump the fuel in.

Normally it would have taken over an hour for me to pump all this fuel from a huge 55 gallon barrel or drum. But Ryan, the young man who was working there and brought the fuel out on a forklift, helped me by setting up a simpler and quicker system of a special valve on the barrel. He even helped me to fill all the containers, making the whole process much easier and quicker than I expected, especially without the help of Francesco.

Some of us were fortunate today to meet, Cooper Edens, a wonderful artist and writer of children’s books. He had a display of some of his artwork and books at the Silence-Heart Nest Restaurant in the afternoon after closing hours. It was refreshing to see children’s books that had some depth and meaning to them with wonderful illustrations by the author.

After a short swim in Lake Washington by the Arboretum combined with watching some brave souls jumping about 40 feet off a bridge into the Lake, we made our way home just in time for dinner. Six of us decided to go out for dinner at a local Italian restaurant, called Tutta Bella, which was the favorite of Jitavrata, one of our kind hosts. Derek Nathan, the manager, was very enthusiastic about our efforts and offered us free pizza, salads and drinks. He really understood our event and was quite hospitable to us, even joining us while eating. The pizza was light and tasty and the food preparation was fantastic as well.

The sense of gratitude is very strong as we wind down our two day vacation and start to prepare for our first day running back East towards ‘home’.

Arpan and the grateful Team Harmony

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