• 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

Hungary 25 October: Subotica - Kiskunmajsa

World Harmony Runners approaching Hungary

As we move slowly through countryside we are passing farmers harvesting their corn, sugar beets, peppers and other crops. My hope is that while harvesting is happening in the fields we are sowing seeds of inspiration and hope for a more harmonious world in the hearts of the people we meet.

The World Harmony Run touches all age-groups: from children...

... to the elderly

This morning we covered our last 30 km in Serbia Montenegro. This was our 44th country and we had a fantastic time. So many new friends and fond memories, our international team is really grateful to all the coordinators who made our stay so perfect. The food was so excellent and plentiful we are all probably a little heavy than when we entered your country.

Welcoming the International Team at the Hungarian border

We crossed the border into Hungary at around 11.15 am where we were met by some Hungarian representatives and we embarked on a whirlwind tour where we were joined by a new group of smiling children every kilometer.

Mayor of Röszke running with World Harmony Torch at the border

One of the many smiling children groups

Hungarian children holding the World Harmony Torch

We had a great meeting in the town of Szeged where the Mayor welcomed us and we were treated to an exhibition of traditional dance as well as some very skillful baton twirling.

Runners in Szeged joining the World Harmony Run

Dipavajan and Salil in Szeged, ahead of the running children

Soon we were off again, accompanied by countless smiling faces, all running and all giggling, like a river of enthusiasm. No sooner than one group would drop off we would meet another group with renewed energy and faster leg speed.

Girls in Zsombó greeting the World Harmony Runners

Gradually as the sun began to set and we entered more rural surroundings the children began to disappear until we were left with just the World Harmony Runners international team and our Hungarian counterparts.

Hungarian children playing music

With the sun setting we approached Kiskunmajsa and picked up children one by one until more than 150 children were accompanying us as we reached our finishing point. We finished in a Gym Hall and had a short presentation where we introduced ourselves to the children and taught one another some words in our native language. We said reluctant farewells looking forward to meeting one another tomorrow.

Three days to go...

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