• 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 August: Rye Beach, NH - Boston, MA

I started my run early this morning along the shore of the Atlantic. The ocean shimmering on my left in the morning sun made me remember the days running up the West Coast road with the Pacific on our left, and it's an increadible feeling to have crossed all the miles in between, "from sea to shining sea".

Being a Saturday morning I met quite a few locals who were out for their morning run along the sea-shore. Some of them stopped me to ask me about the torch, and gave me so much encouragement and support. In fact this morning I needed it as I finished running late yesterday evening and my legs were definitely telling me that they hadn't had enough recovery time!

We reached Newburyport and were met at the YWCA by Health and Welness Director Ilene Grady.

She does great work for local women through the YWCA, and she told us about the history of Newburyport and the role of the YWCA here over the years, particularly in providing affordable housing for women.

Some of our audience here were our youngest ever!

We didn't ask them to guess our countries this time - instead we told them where we were from and what was our favourite thing about the Harmony Run.

Our Boston hosts had come to meet us in Newburyport, and now they took us to a local beach for a picnic breakfast. We also had time to soothe our tired muscles in the cool Atlantic waters.

In Central Boston we visited a tree which was planted in memory of Sri Chinmoy on Boston Common, just in front of the State House.

There was also a period re-enactment happening on Boston Common.

Running through the streets of Boston was exhilerating.

It is a city loaded with charm and history.

The people were very friendly and supportive. I could hear the buzz about the torch as I ran by.

Arpan rejoined us today.

He brought along his bother, Al and nephew, Micheal. Their energy was a big lift for the team.

We met this nice group as we were running from the beach of Newportbury to the great city of Boston. From right to left - Jane from PA, Tara from NYC, Katherine from Boston, Dina from Boston, and finally Katie from Chicago.

Katie had just finished running across the country from Boston to San Diego. Definately a kindred spirit! Find out more at Paveyourlane.com

Thank you Boston for hosting us and feeding us so abundantly.

– Kokila and Atulya

Distance: 49 miles

Team Members:
Atulya Berube (San Diego), Drsalu Gruenstaeudel (Austria), Vladimir Salnacov (Moldova), Mark Collinson (England), Kokila Chamberlain (England), Surya Smolennikova (Russia), Kshetragna Ulanova (Russia), Dima Grygorievski (Ukraine), Sukhada Korshunova (Russia), Nisanga (Bosnia), Balavan Thomas (England), Pujari Schaffer (USA)

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