• 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

Great Britain 1 April: London - Dover

An ancient World Harmony runner with torch. Don't you love his steed?

We split the team into two today. The first team wanted to explore London. They started out from the well-known running store 'Run And Become' in the heart of the city. From the very beginning in 1987 Run And Become has always generously supported the World Harmony Run. The runner in the photograph up there is Sri Chinmoy, who is the inspiration behind the store (and a modern World Harmony runner!).

Glorious London...

In the park we met with many nice people and passed them the Torch.

London's Westminster Abbey........

Famous London cabs...

Still 117 days and 9 hours to go to the Olympic Games, this clock says. As everybody knows, the 2012 Games are held right here in London.

Good ol' Big Ben looming behind the runners.

International runners chilling out...

...while Balavan makes a run for it.

The second team went to Greenwich to start at the famous Greenwich meridian line, running through the heart of England.

Right there it is zero degrees. Fortunately that has nothing to do with the weather.

Ready, set...

Go! Sahadeva leads the pack up the hill.

Apaguha met up with an enthusiastic local runner.

A friendly supporter.

Noivedya from Australia (right) on his last day of his World Harmony Run journey through Europe. He is not only a great runner, but also a professional writer. Thanks for the great daily reports, Noivedya!

The second team reached the picturesque town of Canterbury, made famous by Chaucer's epic poem 'The Canterbury Tales'.

All roads in Canterbury lead to the cathedral.

There we met some nice French students. We told them that just a few weeks ago we were running through their beautiful country .

Inside beauty and vastness reigned supreme.

We were allowed to take the Torch inside.

This is World Harmony running, albeit the prayerful version.

Outside we met one of the priests of the cathedral.

He proudly held the Torch and blessed it for us.

And he evcn ran a few steps with us!

Back on the road again.

You just have to love Sahadeva's outfit. It's the latest in running fashion, where the pants look just like jeans. :-)

Many Londoners from the English World Harmony Run team were there to run with us today.

We finally left the amazing capital and took to the roads again. Up to Dover for the ferry crossing back to France and then onwards to Belgium, our next stage of the Run.

Ah, the white cliffs of Dover. Immortalized in songs and poems.

Here we said goodbye to our British friends. Thank you for an amazing three weeks in the UK and Ireland!

And a very special thank you to the two heroes below, Devashishu and Balavan, for all the planning, organizing, encouraging and general good-natured, good-humoured, kind and loving British demeanour. We're going to miss you guys!

Video Message from 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:

– Abhinabha

Distance: 133 km

Team Members:
Apaguha Vesely (Czech Republic), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Mladen Vujaklija (Croatia), Sumahat Strohn (Germany), Noivedya Juddery (Australia), Andre Carvalho Ribeiro (Portugal), Deeptaksha Mihaylov (Bulgaria), Abhejali Bernardova (Czech Republic), Vladimir Ilyasov (Russian Federation), Laszlo Szente (Hungary), Balavan Thomas (England), Devashishu Torpy (England), Manatita (England), Mahasatya (Poland), Sahadeva (England), Nurari (England)

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

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