Austria 24 April: Judenburg - Murau

to the source of the river Mur

A day full of meetings was ahead of us. We started in Judenburg...

Children and young pupils from the local "Volksschule", "Hauptschule", "Sonderschule" and the "Polytechnikum" awaited us on the main square.

High Five...

Two city representatives welcomed our runners.

A quick group picture...

...and a very dynamic run through the city.

Thank you Judenburg for the nice welcome!

...a meeting of another kind...

We visited our friends in Pöls. The mayor gave us a heartfelt welcome.

We approached St. Georgen ob Judenburg.

A group of local runners from the paddle club awaited us and guided us into their community.

The best greeting committee!

A pre-group picture and on we went to the meeting place.

The kids took the torch....

Peace for all...

...a short presentation and the deputy mayor welcomed our team with kind words..

St. Georgen ob Judenburg is famous for it's church with a fresco of St. George' life story from approx. 1050 AD.

A big Thank You to St. Georgen ob Judenburg for the great meeting and your hospitality!

..a snack is always welcome...

We approached Unzmarkt-Frauenburg.

The mayor gave us a warm welcome.

A group picture in front of the new bridge. Thank you for the nice welcome!

Unzmarkt-Frauenburg planted a peace tree!

The kids attached cards with peace aphorisms.

The mayor ran the whole distance to Scheifling.

In Scheifling awaited us the mayor and probably the whole community council.

Thank you for the welcome!

Raquel is flying....

The meeting in Teufenbach took place in a park.

The mayor received the torch. It was a very relaxing meeting...

In Frojach-Katsch the primary school kids lined up.

The school principal welcomed us...

..and all the kids passed the torch.

Thanks for the nice welcome!

After the meeting a group of kids ran with us for several km's.

The snowy peaks are greeting us as we approach the mountains...

Murau was our last stop.

local sport teams awaited us and the fire departement did a great job securing our runners.

The final meeting...

Thanks to the deputy mayor and the people of Murau for this nice meeting.

Thank you for your hospitality! A great ending for a great day.