• 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 14 March: Team B - Kaikoura to Blenheim

We stayed at the A1 Kaikoura Motel, thank you to Leo for kindly hosting us!

At dawn we headed to the beach and lit some Harmony Lanterns...

Marama lights a Harmony lantern.

Spot the whale! We were so excited to see a couple of (probably) sperm whales in the deep waters of Kaikoura.

In front of the majestic Kaikoura Ranges, which were dusted with a sprinkling of snow.

Anurakta is running towards Blenheim - 126km to go!

Arriving at Woodbank School in the Clarence Valley...

...Marama gamely transporting the guitar and violin!!

Woodbank School's mission statement is perfectly in line with the Harmony Run values of aspiration and self-transcendence.

The four students make a wish for peace.

Singing the World Harmony Run song.

When each person has peace, the whole world will have peace.

These kids were awesome runners! They carried the torch and flags all the way to the main road to see us off.

The mountain in the background is the highest in the Kaikoura ranges and has the Maori name Tapuaenuku, which means 'Footsteps of the Rainbow', and can be seen from Wellington on a clear day!

Making a wish with the Peace torch.

Jessica gave a lovely speech thanking us for visiting them. We were really impressed by Woodbank School who were obviously living the values of peace, kindness and respect toward each other.

Back on the main road running parrallel with the coastline, we couldn't resist stopping for a quick dip!

The waves were a little rough!

Niribili tackles the winding hills on the way to Blenheim. The purple fields of a salt processing plant can be seen in the background.

We meet some enthusiastic young friends in Seddon.

What a fantastic 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:

– Emily

Distance: 126 km

Team Members:
Ujjwala Mettrick (Christchurch), Marama Markman (Okains Bay), Emily Oliver (Wales), Preetidutta Thorpe (Auckland), Niribili File (New Plymouth), Suradhuni Anderson (Hawkes Bay), Susan Marshall (Dunedin)

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