• 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 11 May: Gale, IL - Red Bud, Il

 Get up to the minute photos from the road at worldharmonyrun.tumblr.com

Much gratitude to Devil's Backbone Park for supplying our complimentary campsite last night.

As the men's team had an early start with running the women's team stayed a while and soaked in the amazing Mississippi River energy.

The town of Chester was the memorable feature of the day...

The first stop was Subway who kindly offered us delicious subs on the house.

Thanks again Subway!

Arpan displaying his car wash skill.

Behind the scenes in the World Harmony Run team...Today our team captain, Salil, proposed a car cleaning competition at the midday vehicle transition. This kind of classic tactic to motivate the crew is always a motivator, especially when rewards are at stake.

Team A had previously called themselves 'The Under-Estimated'. Luckily we have no expectation of them because they completely forgot about the competition. Their hearts' are in the right place.

Team B did a thorough job inside and out winning the van category hands down.

Salil seems pleased with the standard of the RV which is in a category of its own.

So Team got pretty excited about their win. Even though there was no competitor, we sincerely took on the task.

We won a Cake Pop each!

The Cake Pops came from 'Pinky's Sugarland'.

Diana and Ted Mueller own this adorable shop. This is their own description of Cake Pops on their website: "These are "oh my gosh, roll your eyes, heaven on a stick" scrumptious candy coated cake truffles. The pops start out as cake and then wonderful things like marshmallow creme, pudding mixes, syrups, nuts, frostings, candies, etc. are added. The mixture is then rolled up into balls or cookie cutter shapes, placed on a sucker stick, and dipped in a melted candy coating! Yummy!" We were most impressed with this unique creation which come in over 50 varieties.

After an impromptu ceremony of sorts Diana offered us more free treats! Turns out she is the artist of the amazing murals found all over Chester. Notice her shirt, she has a true love for flamingoes and paints a little one in each of her works of art.

Chester's main pride is that the creator of Popeye, Elzie Segar, lived here. Many of the Popeye characters are based on people he knew in town. There are seven statues dedicated to these characters throughout Chester. 'Spinach Can Collectibles' is the incredible Popeye Museum.

Debbie Brooks and her husband moved from Memphis to open up the Museum-Shop in 1994 and have never looked back. They just love Popeye...who doesn't!?

After the long stop in Chester Team C took a while to get warmed up but once we did we enjoyed the lucious landscape and enthusiastic encouragement of the passers by.

Heading into the peaceful sanctuary of the Shrine Hotel, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, one of the largest outdoor Shrines in North America. They kindly offered 2 nights free of charge as tomorrow we will spend the day in nearby St Louis for local events.

Many devotional statues are placed throughout the 200 acres of natural beauty that surrounds the hotel.

"On a family of harmony
We see the outspread wings
Of Angels"
~ Sri Chinmoy

Video Message from Dr. Davidson Hepburn, President (2009 - 2011) of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run and a vision for the decade: "Toward a Oneness-World".

Full Text of the 25th annversary message and link to 25 language informal Translations: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/25

or Click on language button for separate youtube videos wth sub titles in varous languages

See also:

See start of the International 25th Anniversary Celebration across from the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York.

On 27th April 2012. in many cities around the world, special events marked the WHR 25th Anniversary


– Shobhavati

Distance: 85 miles

Team Members:
Arpan DeAngelo (New York), Shobhavati Davies (New Zealand), Jana Duskova (Czech Republic), Tom McGuire (New Zealand), Katya Percheklii (Ukraine), Larissa Zub (Belarus), Matthias Eckerle (Germany), Priyala Carvalho (New Zealand), Salil Wilson (Australia), Vajra Henderson (USA), Dzmitry Kuzmich (Belarus)

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