• 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 22 July: Brownsville Recreation Center - Saint John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn

Tues 22 July

Today 2 Harmony Run teams (A + B) visited 4 different locations:

Team A : for report and photos see:


* Herbert Von King Recreation Center - 670 Lafayette Avenue (718) 622-2082

* Sol Goldman Recreation Center and Red Hook Park


Team B: Report and Photos see Below :


* Brownsville Recreation Center - 1555 Linden Boulevard (718) 485-4633

* St. John's Recreation Center - 1251 Prospect Place (718) 771-2787

Recreation Centers - Summer Camps - Advance Visits

Representatives of the World Harmony Run in New York have begun to visit 24 Recreation Centers and Summer Camps in the 5 boroughs of NYC. These visits are in advance of the big event in Flushing Meadow- Corona Park on 19th August. The run around the USA will be returning to NY for the day's events.

Below are the beginning report and photos of 20 Jul 2010 TEAM B

(see also more images ) in gallery; Additional Photos and more full reports will be posted here in due course; Links to city recreation center and Camps are at end

In each location one of the runners gives a short introduction. If the video equipment is available we show a short DVD video (around 6 minutes) that has been very well received.. We then have a very good discussion which includes:

* About the run: How it began; Who was the founder

* The countries the runners present on the day were originally from; How we can all feel peace and harmony

* The International year 2010; What Languages and symbol are on the Banner for 2010.

* Singing the Harmony Run song; Becoming a member of the World Harmony Run.

* Some of the other places the run is going and has been; Famous people who have held the torch.

* What can be done by each recreation center or camp before 19th August; What individual campers can do.

* Upcoming event on Aug 19th in Flushing Meadow Corona Park; and other items the Individual Camp Counselors want to cover

For the Counselors we also share:

* Tip sheet on how to Prepare Campers for World Harmony Run event at the end of summer. * Information on Living in Harmony Curriculum adapted for Summer Camps

Below are some brief comments and photos from this days events - TEAM B



20 July TEAM B


Brownsville Recreation Center

Once inside, we were immediately...

Taken by the amazing mural ...

The most striking encouragement to



This made avery interesting backdrop to our presentation

We noted the energenic...

participation of the campers here...

The song

and actions

associated with it was

especialy fun

To particiapte in...

There was a short run with the torch inside the hall with amazing flag in background..

And holding the torch with local and international runners...

Antaraloy Aalto, the visiting runner pictured holding the torch to the right is from Helsinki, Finland. He had recently assited his brother (Asprihanal Aalto) who won the 31,000 race staged in Queens NY this summer

See Wall Street Journal article 22 June 2010 about the 3100 race: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870489520457532

Video at: http://online.wsj.com/video/3100-mile-race-52-days-one-city-block/7BD5632D-DDC9-41AD-A393-10698AE6F37D.html

Then it was outside to do some longer runing

with the lit torch

Striding out at our various paces...

Everyones' energy was...

Very obvious

As we joined together...

To have photos...

With the torch and the banner ...

with the UN and UNESCO symbol of the International Year for the Rapproachement of Cultures (IYRC) proudly displayed.

The support for coming together of different peoples and cultural diversity encouraged by the IYRC and the Harmony Run seem well reflected above.

A photographer was even able to capature a shot of Shatapatre ( right) a principle coordinator for NY Harmnoy Run events. Shatapatri is usualy herself behind a camera or on the phone makeing all the arrangements.

We are looking forward to seeing many Aspiring smiles again on August 19th at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

In the meantime may we all continue to to...




Jul 20 TEAM B


Saint John's Recreation Center Brooklyn

The team started right up with Sharing the torch...

And feeling the harmony, peace

And joy .

Each person was able ...

to take a moment...

Or express their feelings while holding the torch...

We were able to have picture with the torch and Banner

The UN and UNESCO symbol of the International Year 2010 for the Rapproachement of Cultures (IYRC) appreciating diversity and supported by the Harmony Run added to the experience...

Now many were ready to do a few laps ...

As part of the as part of the Hamony run team

Those at different levels of ability joined in the event

And helped bring forward the feeling of participation

And acting out the excitement and

And Joy


Here some came together near the torch

And shared the experience together


Then we went inside...

And had a chance to se the video

and ask some questions before

We learned he Harmony Run Theme song.

We were fortunate to have some very experienced teachers with the running team today...

They were matched by the enthusiastic campers ...

Who joined in and gave everyone joy.

Then we played a game to see Which of the UN official Languages (there are 6) on the banner this year could be identified

The translated words expresses the United Nations and UNESCO declared "International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures". This year celebrates cultural diversity and the coming together of different peoples, religions etc.

Finally we spoke a little about the multicolor logo for this year. It has many different color strands which join together at one end to form a symbol, yet each strand keeps its unique color to make the whole. See more about the IYRC Logo and languages here: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year/iyrc_logo

At a previous NYC camp, two days earlier, it was pointed out that it is especially appropiate for Queens which is said to have the most ethnic, linguistic and cultural distribution of any place in the world

Some of those who enthusiatically volunteered and corectly guessed the Languages held the torch together in front of the banner.

thank you to all the assitace we received - this person's encouraging words when he said "World Harmony Run" and warm spontaneous smile lifted us all...  

What a great preparation for the when we will see many of the campers again on August 19th for the big Harmony and Youth event at Flusing Medows - Corona park...

Thank you for your participation - You make it the World Harmony Run


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The day was full of wonderful activities and moments. For more:



– Adhiratha, Shatapatri, Arpanl and others

Team Members:
Arpan De Angelo (NYC), Antaraloy Aalto ((Finland)), Shatapatri Mahar (Canada), others to add (country to add)

You can send a message to the runners or read the messages.

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