• 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 20 April: London

Today the European Relay resumed, visiting five schools in the London Borough of Lambeth.

Our first port of call was Herbert Morrisson Primary where we were greeted by poems written and recited by a selection of students. Several poems on the theme of friendship and harmony were displayed in the assembly hall.

From there we ran to King's Avenue Primary where students tried to guess the nationality of each runner. The runner gave clues and spoke a few words in their native tongue. For example Arno spoke a few words in Finnish and then told the children that he came from the land of Nokia and the place that Santa Claus comes from.

After a run across the playground we made our way across Brixton to Loughborough Primary. There we were greeted by a delightful song accompanied by guitar. The children then formed a large circle in the playground and everybody had a chance to hold the torch as it was passed from student to student.

Then, retracing our steps, we made our way to Glenbrook Primary where we were welcomed with an almighty cheer. Students watched a DVD of the European Harmony Run making its way from Portugal through Spain, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

Our final visit was to Fernstanton Primary where we attempted to teach the children the newly composed World Harmony Run song. Here we discovered the most inquisitive participants, with children wanting to know every last detail of our experiences on the Run. Children had the opportunity to run with the torch and from what we saw we wouldn't be surprised if Fernstanton Primary School produces a world-class athlete.

To sum up, it was a splendid sunny day. The children of Lambeth renewed our enthusiasm for this inspired project and we promise to carry their hopes and aspirations with us as we continue on around Europe and throughout the World.

Distance: 13km

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