• 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

トーチべアラー賞が『日本のみなさん』に 贈られました!

ニューヨークで行われた2012年ワールドハーモニー・ラン世界開会式で、 中前隆博 国連日本政府代表部公使が日本の人々を代表してトーチ・ベアラー賞を受け取りました。

トーチ・ベアラー賞〔トーチを掲げる人の賞〕は、この世界をより良い場所にするために 奉仕し、
日本のみなさんの不屈の精神、自制心、忍耐強さ、信念、意志力、復興力をたたえ、 深く敬意を表し、
ここにワールドハーモニー・ラン トーチ・ベアラー賞を授与いたします。
ワールドハーモニー・ラン 実行委員長 シャリル・ウィルソン

東日本大震災生存者の方々が 復興していく様子を世界中がご覧になっていることと思います。
『絆』と『一体感』を信じる日本の 人々をご支援くださりありがとうございます。
国連日本政府代表部 中前隆博 公使 (スピーチ抜粋)









Greeting by Minister Takahiro Nakamae
Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run
12 April 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an honor to join you and a great pleasure to address the participants of this year’s extraordinary global relay in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run. On behalf of the Government of Japan, I would like to extend my congratulations to the organizers and supporters for their many years of hard work for the promotion of international friendship and understanding. Furthermore, I am deeply honored to receive on behalf of the people of Japan the Torch Bearer’s award, a symbol of this remarkable torch race around the world. This medal will serve as a memento for the Japanese people of the solidarity the international community expressed to them during the difficulties caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake which caused multiple disasters only one year ago.

Last May, an international team from the World Harmony Run visited Japan’s hardest hit areas from the Great East Japan Earthquake, where their activities at elementary schools taught the young student survivors about the strength and courage they had within themselves. In Japanese, we use the word “kizuna” which means “bonds,” and can also be used as a way to describe Sri Chinmoy’s idea of “oneness.”

The run itself is an embodiment of a certain enduring spirit. The world has witnessed the Great East Japan Earthquake survivors’ resilience over the past year and I can see this same spirit alive in the participating runners. Now, a little over a year later, the people of the Tohoku region who are on their path to recovery will welcome the global relay runners this May across the Tohoku Area over the course of five days.

Today at the United Nations Headquarters, the General Assembly is holding a thematic debate on Disaster Risk Reduction. Japan is wholeheartedly participating in this debate as we commemorate the anniversary of the earthquake both within and outside of the UN today. I hope that these events encourage the survivors of the devastated areas not only in Japan but also all over the world, and that they will see how the world continues to send their support and promises to all that is possible to prevent such disasters in the future.

Once again, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the organizers and participants of the 2012 Global Relay. Your support for the values and spirit which the United Nations strives to achieve, as well as for the people of Japan who believe in “kizuna” and “oneness,” is highly cherished by the international community and I encourage you all to continue running for world harmony.

Thank you.