• 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

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    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

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    New York

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    Great Britain

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    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

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    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

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  • 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 17 October: Queenstown - Kingston

Queenstown is a beautiful place to wake up in. This morning the team had some free time as it is Sunday and schools are closed.

We thanked the friendly staff at Pinewood Lodge and headed out to explore the area. Some of the team visited the picturesque Arrowtown for shopping and tea with scones. Others took a dip in the icy lake then headed quickly for the spa pool! New team members have arrived and others are leaving so this was a nice opportunity to spend time together.

Heading out of Queenstown we were lucky to be joined by Mark Jones, a BBC journalist on sabbatical.

Thank you Mark for sharing your time with us. One of the great things about the Run is that it attracts some wonderful people. Good luck with your running!

The route from Queenstown to Kingston is really spectacular.

We met with some open-hearted locals along the way who were always keen to find out what we were doing and have a photo taken with the torch.

Most of the time we were running along the water's edge, surrounded by the snow capped mountains which really are remarkable.

We had to be very careful along this winding route otherwise known as the Devils Staircase…although it looked like heaven to us!

The lake is a beautiful blue colour.

Anybody can join in the World Harmony Run!

Arriving in Kingston, we visited the famous Kingston Flyer steam train, sadly not currently operating.

Tonight we are camping at Kingston Motels and Holiday Park. Becky from Wales is excited to see the Welsh flag flying at the entrance, but sadly the manager John Jones is out of town.

We were really spoilt this evening with good food and company at Tranquility Lodge Bed and Breakfast. Managers Peter and Margaret Gilbert of the Community Association invited some of the locals round to put on a splendid feast.

What a wonderful community they have here. These people really opened their doors and their hearts to us and were eager to help us out. Thank you Kingston!

– Becky

Distance: 47 km

Team Members:
Sukhajata Cranfield (New Zealand), Apaguha Vesely (Czech Republic), Vettri L. Angel (Guatemala), Becky Xerri (Wales), Shumbhanni Juarez (Guatemala), Manju Jackson (New Zealand), Keith Jackson (New Zealand), Ujjwala Mettrick (New Zealand), Kuhakini McMillan (New Zealand), Gil Kerr (New Zealand), Angie Agatsiotis (New Zealand), Mandra Laing (New Zealand)

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