• 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 19 October 2005: South Auckland

On the third day of the World Harmony Run in New Zealand we carried the torch to three schools in South Auckland.

Running over Old Mangere Bridge

We ran over the old Mangere Bridge.

Making a wish for harmony at the first school…


Two runners carried the torch with us to the next school


The school met us outside:

Pip’s introduction was based on a well known Maori proverb:

“Maui e mai

He aha te mea pai

Maku i ki atu

He tangata, He tangata,

He tangata, He tangata.

Aha koa

Maui e mai

He aha te mea

Nui o te ao

Maku I ki atu




“If you ask me

What the most important thing is

I will tell you

It is people, It is people,

It is people, It is people.


If you ask me

what the greatest thing

in the whole world is

I will tell you

It is harmony, It is harmony,

It is harmony."

Team member Sean leads the actions to the World Harmony Run song.

Everyone was quick to catch on

Making a wish for world harmony


Running with the torch and flags


On the road again…

As the World Harmony relay team entered the third school visited today, two runners from the school took turns taking the torch around a circle of students. On the second time around we followed, exchanging high fives and low fives all the way.

They led us into the school hall where more students were waiting for us. The hall had been transformed for the formal ceremony they had organised. There was a yellow finishing tape at the foot of the stage which we ran through while everyone applauded. The stage was decorated with flags from around the world.

Speeches were made and lots of poems were read out about the importance of world harmony.

And of course we all enjoyed the World Harmony Run song!

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