• 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

日本 Japan 10 May: Miyako - Morioka 宮古~盛岡


We arrived in Miyako the night before, which is the finishing point of our coastal relay. From this point on, we will start running toward inland along Route 106. It is still quite chilly, but a really picturesque route.



Team B headed for Kawai Elementary School, about 13km from Miyako City. It is a school with only 16 students along the mountain. The children welcomed us with their simple and pure hearts.



Meanwhile, Team A visits Miyako Elementary School and meet the 5th and 6th graders.




Each one holds the torch with their wish for peace and harmony.


A reporter from Asahi Shimbun Newspaper came. He got to know about us being in town because a reader called his office the night before saying "A torch runner is running in town!" You can read the article here (in Japanese).


Catching up with the sleep....


Now we are close to the climax of the day. About a few kilometers away from the ceremony, we meet five members including Captain Yamamoto, from the local professional basketball team Iwate Big Bulls. They will run with us to the ceremony from here (please see their official blog on this occation).

このほかにも岩手県教育委員会スポーツ健康課の中村さん(大変お世話になりました!)、SAVE IWATE東京支部代表佐々木さんなど数名も加わって一行は到着セレモニー会場である岩手県庁前に向かいます。

In addition, Mr. Nakamura of Sports Division, Iwate Prefecture Board of Education, Mr. Sasaki, Representative of SAVE IWATE Tokyo Office, and others joined and we all ran to the ceremony venue, which is in front of Iwate Prefectural Office (Governor's office).


We were joined by the choir of Kozukata High School, who have won the national gold medal several times. Their performance was simple, beautiful, and joyful. Our gratitude goes to all the members and especially to the director Ms. Reiko Muramatsu, who kindly agreed for her choir to be part of the Run despite the distance and their busy schedule.

報道の方もたくさん来て下さいました。NHK, 岩手めんこいテレビ、岩手日報社、盛岡タイムス、岩手日日新聞社ラヂオもりおか各社さんの取材を受けました。オンライン記事はこちらをご覧ください:盛岡経済新聞

A number of newspapers and TV stations came to the ceremony: NHK, Iwate Menkoi TV (mit), The Iwate Nippo, Morioka Times, .The Iwate Nichinichi Shimbun, and Radio Morioka Please see the online news: Iwate Keizai Shimbun


The Torch Bearer Award was offered to the people of Iwate for their indomitable spirit, courage, and resilience. Mr. Hiroki Kanno, the Director of Iwate Prefecture Board of Education, received the award on behalf of the people of Iwate.


Professor Masami Sakuyama of Iwate Medical University, who is the prefecture's authority on sports medicine and science, handed the torch to the following day's first runner together with Education Board Director Mr. Kanno.


Video Message from Dr. 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:

See start of the International 25th Anniversary Celebration across from the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York.

On 27th April 2012. in many cities around the world, special events marked the WHR 25th Anniversary

– Harashita, Ashirvad

Distance: 98 km

Team Members:
Ashirvad (Brazil), Abhisar (Czech Republic), Pedja (Serbia), Purnendu (Canada), Irina (Russia), Sujagaran (Russia), Urdhacheta (Singapore), Krutananda (Japan), Jyotirmala (Japan), Vadanya (Czech Republic), Pramiti (Japan), Harashita (Japan), Sudasa (Japan), Yahva (Austria), You (Japan), Akanda (Mongolia), Usra (Japan)

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