• 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 7 March: Piopio - New Plymouth

After probably best breakfast in my life at the Fat Pigeon Cafe the whole team visited Piopio Primary school and had a good run with the kids on their sports field. 

The kids then guided the 15 runners to Piopio College where we held a presentation for the 212 senior students. 


Principal of Piopio College, David Day.

Principal of Piopio College, David Day presents the school's PE teacher, Mike Johnson (left) with the Torch Bearer Award for outstanding service to the community, Mike has given years of service as a volunteer for St John Ambulance. 


We all had a great time showing a video of the WHR and answering a lot of interesting questions. The principal David Day was very happy to have his school participating in this years torch relay.

Principal David Day followed up with an email back to the World Harmony Run team with the following comment. "We really enjoyed the team’s visit last week. You captured the imagination of our students and gave them a great message."

For the rest of the day the team split in half and visited different schools along the coastal road to New Plymouth.









We ran towards Uruti where we visited a very small but lovely school who welcomed us at the schools entrance. The 10 children ran with thetorch and each one made a wish for world peace.

Our next stop was Mokau school where the kids drew great pictures about world peace and harmony for the runners to take on their journey.

We had a great day enjoying the company of amazing people and feeling the hearts of bright and shining children.


We received a warm welcome from Ahititi school who participated most enthusiastically in our songs and had a great understanding of the need for world peace through the efforts of eachindividual for harmony in their own lives.

Mimi school was a suprise visit as we were running past the school gate the children came running over to see what we were doing and so the team gave them a little presentation and an opportunity to hold the torch and make a wish for world peace. They were great children andloved the message the world harmony run.

Urenui School and the wonderful principal,teachers and students welcomed our world harmony run team with open arms. The beautiful grounds and very well mannered children were a delight to share the afternoon with. They all played their part in world harmony by running with the torch around their school field.

We presented a Torch Bearer Award to a very deserving recipient. An excellent role model for creating harmony in her school and amoung her peers. 

The final stage of our run today brought us in along the beautiful coastal walkway from Bell Block to New Plymouth.

We were all excited to meet one of the runners father’s Barry Marsh who lives in New Plymouth.

Mayor Harry Dinehoven

We were met by the Mayor Harry Dinehoven at the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge – a wonderful addition to the walkway that has won numerous international awards.

A short distance from the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge by the Waiwakao river mouth a tree was planted for world harmony by the Mayor and the runners.

The runners then continued the final 5 km along the waterfront at New Plymouth’s famous Windwand sculpture and say ‘hi’ to another team members parents, Kay and Neil Webster.

We departed for our accommodation, the Copthorne Hotel andthe Oakura Beach Holiday Park. Thank you both so much for hosting our team free of charge. Our runners felt refreshed and ready for their run to Patea the next day.


Video Message from 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:

– Preetidutta, Janett, Stacey

Team Members:
Edwardo (Mexico), Asankita (New Zealand), Adhiratha (U.S.A), Niryana (New Zealand), Uddipan (New Zealand), Nelson (New Zealand), Pragunya (New Zealand), Karnyati (Canada), Prageeti (New Zealand), Isabella (Mexico), Preetidutta (New Zealand), Stacey (New Zealand), Janette (Germany), Shobhavati (New Zealand), Shvastanee (New Zealand), Hridayinee (Australia)

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