• 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 4 July: Philadelphia

Today we celebrated America's birthday Philadelphia style.

Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, held the torch and wished us well.

First came Khipra, our flag bearer, and Natabara our drummer.

Then we had 13 World Harmony Run Torch Bearers who represented the original 13 colonies.

Next came flag bearers representing just some of the many nations the World Harmony Run visits each year.

Finally came the Sacred Fire music float, complete with choir and music group performing songs composed by World Harmony Run founder Sri Chinmoy celebrating the "Spirit of America."

Here is the complete contingent.

Some of the happy singers.

Along the way we made sure everyone had a chance to hold the torch.

Anubha from Australia makes some new Philadephia friends.

What parade is complete without unicyclists?

Dhurjati built the float the night before.

Some of the estimated 20,000 people who assembled to watch the parade.

Sacred Fire singers in action.

Making a wish for peace.

Smokey the Bear, he didn't hold the torch.

Veteran 3,100 miler race winner, Suprabha, had a great time passing the torch.

Palash celebrated her birthday, July 4th, by passing the torch.

Khipra was all smiles as he saw the float he designed come into being.

Some people enjoying the Spirit of Independence.

The entire crew at the finish of the parade.


The World Harmony Run proudly supports the International Year of Youth (IYY) and the International Year of Forests (IYF) proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly.

See the recent Youtube video on African experience which illustrates IYY slogan "Our Year Our Voice"  International Year of Youth - Zambia World Harmony. They surprisingly mention Presidents and UN Secretary-General in a unique way! 

See also the UNESCO World Heritage (WH) Centre support for IY of Forests.  ... Convention for conservation of forest biodiversity. (more)


– Salil Wilson

Distance: 1 miles

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