• 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

World Harmony Run Supporters

Here are just some of the people who have held the World Harmony Run torch and added their good will to the millions of others around the world:


 In addition....


The World Harmony Run torch has been held by some of the foremost figures in world affairs such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Mikhail Gorbachev. The Run is also actively supported by top athletes such as 9-time Olympian Carl Lewis and five-time Olympic medallist Tatyana Lebedeva. Read more about international support for the Run...


Highlights from Ireland


In 2001, President Mary McAleese invites the WHR to Aras an Uachtaráin.


Taoiseach Bertie Ahern greets the international team of runners in Dublin as they embark on a journey around thecoast of Ireland.


Former president Mary Robinson recieves the Torch from schoolchildren. Below is a photograph of a more recent meeting with Sri Chinmoy, the late founder of the World Harmony Run founder; Sri Chinmoy is presenting her with an award for her tireless service as UNHCR High Commissioner.



The World Harmony Run is just one of a number of initiatives which its founder, Sri Chinmoy, brought into being over the years in an effort to bring about a better world. In 1973 and 1974, he met with the then Presidents Eamon de Valera (meeting pictured below) and Erskine Childers, and had a very hearfelt and inspiring discussion with them. President de Valera remarked how grateful he was for this visit in the evening of his life. Thirty-three years later, the World Harmony Run met with his granddaughter, Minister of State Síle de Valera.