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2018 Press Release

 

Running for Peace and Harmony

   

For Immediate Release
Contact: Prakhara Harter (404) 275-1612

Runners Pass Torch Along 11,000-Mile Route

Over 100 Countries Worldwide to Organize Similar Events

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, an international torch relay, will be coming to your area soon.  An estimated 50,000 children in over 1,000 cities and towns on the North American route are expected to participate when the Peace Run (peacerun.org ) visits schools and youth organizations.  Runners will offer educational presentations that promote self-esteem and the oneness of humanity. 

For over 30 years the Peace Run has traversed over 150 nations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia as a symbol of humanity’s universal aspiration for a more peaceful world.

A team will leave from New York City mid-April passing the Torch along the over 11,000-mile route.  The continuous relay will link Mexico, Canada and the US during its 4-month journey before arriving back in New York mid-August.  The European relay started in Bulgaria in February and will end in Portugal in October after running some 16,000 miles.

Since the inaugural Run in 1987, more than 6-million people have participated.  Commendations have come from many world figures including Pope Francis, President Nelson Mandela, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, state governors, city mayors and celebrities across the world. 

Carl Lewis, 9-time Olympic Gold-medalist, said, "By carrying the Torch, you will be bridging cultural and social barriers, and all the boundaries that separate nation from nation.  You will be the living proof of the ancient vision of having a beautiful and harmonious world."

The Peace Run was inspired by the visionary Sri Chinmoy as a way to give citizens a dynamic way to express their own hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world.  An athlete, philosopher, artist, musician and poet, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of world harmony and said, "How can we have peace?  Not by talking about peace, but by walking along the road of peace." 

Contact: Prakhara Harter 404-275-1612