• 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

New Zealand 18 October 2005: Central Auckland

This morning we met at the top of One Tree Hill, a well known Auckland landmark which could now be called “None Tree Hill”, as the one tree that donned the summit for years no longer exists. The view from there is awesome. We ran from the summit down into Cornwall Park.

The 4 km run from here to the first school was but a warm up considering the total mileage we covered today. This school is “home” to one of the runners who is a teacher here. Kids from about twenty different countries came up and said “hello” and “peace” in their native language, a symbolic joining together of people from around the world in the name of peace and harmony amongst all. Being kids, they also loved the stickers we gave out.


The kids at the next school we visited had practised the World Harmony Run song in anticipation of our visit, and sang it so loudly that we couldn’t hear ourselves singing! Chris talked about all of the different people who had held the torch, and about the places the torch has visited, such as the South Pole, and outer space! The kids had lots of questions about these matters.


Back on the road, we ran through Newmarket, on to Karangahape Road, and down Queen Street which is the main street of the inner city. Queen Street was full of life. We came across hundreds of school children in Aotea Square, and handed out hundreds of World Harmony Run stickers.


Everywhere we went people waved, called out, honked their car horns, and some came to join us, carrying the torch for sections of the main drag down to the sea.

What a great way to end the second day of the World Harmony Run in New Zealand!





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