The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. Since its inception in 1987 the Run has traversed over 150 nations and territories and touched the lives of millions of people. We estimate since 1987 the torch has been carried over 395,000 miles (632,000 km). The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
By passing the torch from one person to the next, the relay offers people from many nations the opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future. People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a peaceful world. Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us together in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world – together we can make a difference!
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity incorporated in the State of New York. We are funded through a combination of financial donations, grants and in-kind donations. The New York office is the global headquarters and oversees the activities of independently organized events around the world.
Founder - Sri Chinmoy
During his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy was internationally recognised for his numerous initiatives that have united people from many cultures and walks of life to work for a more fulfilling world. He was always a strong advocate for the role of sports as a powerful instrument for promoting global harmony. As an athlete, philosopher, artist and poet, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of world peace and oneness. More...
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is organized by an international network of volunteers inspired by Sri Chinmoy’s vision of a more peaceful world. Coordinators in each country partner locally with schools, community groups, sporting organizations, city and state government departments to bring the run to the community as a service encouraging international friendship and understanding. The Peace Run relay teams in each participating country are made up of runners from all walks of life, who have dedicated their time and energy to bring the Run to communities around the globe.