United States 29 June: Ingomar, MT - Miles City, MT

Running our final stages of Montana

After some heavy rain and hail last evening the sky cleared up in the morning and we had a cool day to run from Ingomar.

Some of us explored this tiny town a bit more.

This is the only business (a Saloon, Eatery and gift shop) on the only the main street in this town.

The early morning team was trilled to start the run as the conditions were cool and ideal for running.

This local resident of Montana was curious to see our runners.

Arpan never miss a moment to share the spirit of Peace Run, even with animals.

Two grand masters of the Peace Run since 1987, Arpan and Banshidhar

Elementary school teacher Julie Reimer (holding the torch) and her friends stopped and join us to get to know more about the run. She was excited to know the run would be visiting her town in Minnesota.

Arpan completing his final finishing miles on hands.

This reporter from the local news paper caught up to us at our team switching point.

She had a rare opportunity to meat the whole team at one location.

The women's team took over the running and ran through some corn fields and gravel roads of Montana.

In the late afternoon the mens team arrived in Miles City to attend a ceremony with the kids from the ROCKS program. They welcomed us with a great spirit and roar.

They were so excited they wanted to run with the torch right at the beginning. This was a new experience for some of us as it generally happens at the end of the ceremony.

We performed the ceremony inside the School as it was heavily raining outside.

Salil and Nikolaus starting the ceremony with the short story of the Peace Run's beginning.

This hair style of the 80s gave a lot of joy to the kids.

These kids sang three songs for us with choreography. They have been practicing these songs from past couple of days and they gave us an excellent performance.

Joyce Vera, ROCKS program coordinator, led the singing with her incredibly beautiful voice. She is also the local choir director and organist at local church.

Then they learned our World Harmony Run song in few minutes.

They were also excellent in finding peace in their heart.

This girl prayed for the team's safety on the road.

We were very thankful to Miss Vera for her efforts and enthusiasm in putting together this ceremony for us.

Sarankhu and Nikolaus never miss a moment to have fun.

Arpan and Atul went to get a hair cut at the Fosters Barber Shop in Miles City. Upon knowing about the run these hairdressers were eager to hold the torch and kindly offered us a free hair cut. This ended up being an impromptu ceremony for us.

These girls, Lauren, Brilee and Kelcey (including one of their clients) were very kindhearted and wished us well for our journey ahead.

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