• 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

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    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

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    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

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    15,000 kms, 100 days
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    14 Days, 1500km
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    Lake Biwa

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    Pangkor Island

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  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

France 3 July: Sainte Ménehoulde - Luxembourg

We didn't know that it could rain so much for so long! What a day - we spent the whole day on the road, we got soaked, but it was great!

After starting in Sainte Ménehoulde, we reached Clermont en Argonne. The whole school came out in the rain to greet us when we arrived. The kids enthusiastically guided us into the school yard, where we presented the Run.

The kids were very good at guessing our nationalities. A run in the rain ended the meeting.

When we approached Verdun it really started to pour down. Within seconds, our runners all got wet to the skin!

Verdun was one of the big battlefields of World War I and it is a synonym for waste of human life and uselessness of war.

We went up all the way to Fort de Douaumont, passing through countryside full of scars from the war. Trenches are still visible! More than a million people died in the area around Verdun during the war; the longest fighting went on for 300 days! We passed fields with thousands of crosses!

As we reached the fort, the nice lady at the entrance to the exhibition invited us to visit the underground tunnels of the military complex! At least we didn't mind the rain down there...

The lady turned out to be a runner, too, so she joined in happily for a few metres.

The next stop was Piennes, where we were welcomed in another school. The kids were really great! Again, a quick presentation, and Vlado did another short pantomime show!

In Audun le Tichè, just at the border to Luxembourg, a school class was waiting for us in the rain. They run all the way to Esch, where more, smaller kids joined in. Together we reached the city hall, where the sport representative greeted us.

Finally, two excellent marathon runners carried the torch all the remaining kilometres to the city of Luxembourg, where today's run finished.

Distance: 145km

Team Members:
Dipavajan Renner (Austria), Agnes Bonczi (Hungary), Jürgen Säger (Germany), Annemijn Schurenga (Netherlands), Silvia Dinunzio and Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Vlado Kulisek (Slovakia), Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Manjula Idrissi, Pierre Lantuas, David Mouton (France), Ales (Czech Republic)

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

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