• 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

England 5 April: Cambridge - London

Early in the morning the runners met in Cambridge Market Square with the Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr. Robert Dryden, and with enthusiastic children from two Cambridge choirs – Newnham Croft Singers and Newnham Croft Youth Choir. The children treated us to a talented, charming, and energetic performance of three songs with an international theme, in order to welcome the runners into the City.

The Mayor, the children, and all of the runners then took the opportunity to dash en masse up and down in front of the Guildhall, much to the delight of passers by, with the Mayor holding the Torch and managing to keep just ahead of the children!

After a tour of the Guildhall, we bid goodbye to Cambridge and began our run towards the UK capital, the great city of London.

The following report is from Devashishu Torpy as he joined the Run in London:

I travelled to the furthest reaches of the Northern Line, the sleepy suburb of Barnet, to meet the World Harmony Run. I found them in the process of refuelling - not the torch, not the vehicles, but themselves. Yes I found them in Starbucks!

Over coffee they told me about their Chariots of Fire style run around the quadrangle in Kings College, Cambridge the evening before. The Mayor of Cambridge had offered them a warm welcome and educated them in a comprehensive history of the great university town. He even quizzed them on the geographical location of Oliver Cromwell's head.

It was 3pm and the runners had covered 47 miles. After a twenty minute break we were back on the road. We ran down the busy shopping streets of Barnet, North Finchley and East Finchley. The streets were lined with shoppers and schoolchildren. The clouds cleared and it was starting to become yet another glorious day.

We took a sharp right turn into The Bishops Avenue - a street lined with mansions belonging to millionaires - skirted Hampstead Heath and then turned into Hampstead.

From Hampstead we descended into Belsize Park and then to Primrose Hill. From the top of Primrose Hill you get a perfect view of London, and for this reason it has featured in several British movies. True to form we discovered the following on Primrose Hill: a group of tourists from Hong Kong, a young romantic couple, a drunken Irishman, and a famous movie star with her sister.

We invited everyone to hold the torch and answered their questions. The Irishman was delighted and turned out to be quite a philosopher. He was over the moon when he heard that the run had been through Dublin and Belfast. The movie star was very inquisitive and chatty, obviously under the illusion that she had maintained her anonymity.

From Primrose Hill we ran through Regents Park, down Baker Street, Oxford Street and across Hyde Park to our destination by the Serpentine. It was a fun, successful, and very green entrance into the capital.

Tuesday 5 April is the last day of the World Harmony Run before a scheduled two-week break. When the Run resumes on Wednesday 20 April, a new crew will assemble in London before carrying the Torch to France.

Distance: 100km

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