• 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 14 June: Santa Cruz, CA - San Francisco, CA

It was a very foggy start at Monterey at our campsite this morning.

The cool, damp conditions made running easy. The coast remained unchanged from the previous day and the road was undulating with some steep hills.

There were many beaches where surfers were surfing the big waves.

We met Leila, a surfer, checking out the waves at a lay by where the team stopped. We sang her the World Harmony Run song. She said meeting us and holding the torch made her day. It made our day too.

Along the route motorists continually waved as they drove by and some were more shocked than others to see a runner with a torch running towards them. They had all one thing in common though – everyone smiled.

This is what is so special about running with the World Harmony Run torch. It brings joy to all, and each runner is eternally grateful to have that opportunity to bring so much joy to so many people.

As the cliffs go bigger, so did the hills. The girls’ team seemed to get most of the big hills today.

Surya, our strong Russian runner had no problem with these, but I think she was a little tired by the end of the day though.

As we approached San Francisco we could see the famous Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. We have a free day tomorrow and I’m sure a few of us intend to walk across it and take in the views across the Bay.

San Francisco is such a wonderful city and has a lovely feel about the place. It feels so vibrant and yet very much at ease with itself. We look forward to exploring the city tomorrow.

The day was complete when the whole team was treated to a delicious evening meal at the vegetarian restaurant Ananda Fuara. Thank you so much!

– Mark

Distance: 79 miles

Team Members:
Atulya Lee Berube (San Diego), Mark Collinson (England), Kshetragna Ulanova (Russia), Surya Smolennikova (Russia), Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Kokila Chamberlain (England), Drsalu Gruenstaeudl (Austria), Maria Manecke (Germany), Jeromy Cheatham (San Diego), Abhejali Bernardova (Czech Republic), Salil Wilson (Australia), Sukhada Korshunova (Russia), Pujari Schaffer (San Francisco)

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