New Zealand 31 March: New Brighton - Al Noor Mosque, Christchurch

The Peace Run joins the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in Christchurch for their public off-road race. The 22 km runners started earlier and the Peace Run team joins the 11 km race. Vajin Armstrong, the race director is briefing the runners before the race.

They're off! The Peace Torch is highly visible as the runners head down the beach.

Vajin with the winners of the childrens' race.

Some of the runners holding the Peace Torch.

The Peace Run team then run through the Christchurch CBD and Hagley Park towards the Al Noor Mosque.

Some of the flowers and tributes left to show support and oneness with the Muslim community.

The Peace Run team reading some of the thousands of messages of love and support.

The Peace Run Team by the World Peace Bell in Hagley Park.

The Peace Run team visiting the Al Noor Mosque.

The Peace Run team with Loui from the Al Noor Mosque.

Listening to their stories we feel great sadness in our hearts.

A moment's joy!

The Peace Run team offers two peace songs.

Passing the Peace Torch.

The Peace Run team relate that when many people throughout New Zealand held the Peace Torch they prayed for the Muslim community and expressed their heart-felt love for all the people that were suffering.

Loui holding the Peace Torch.

A prayer for peace in the Al Noor Mosque.

Our sincere appreciation for being so open in a time of great tragedy.

So many hearts supporting and sharing their love.