May 17, 2024 Live from the road

Springfield, MO - Seneca, MO

Reported by Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu 60.0 mi

Another morning dawns in beautiful Springfield.

Thank you, University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, for kindly hosting our runners and providing breakfast!  Let's keep the energy high and spirits even higher!

Running is not just physical exercise; it is a journey through the awakening world, a time of peace.

Our new friend Connie is dedicated and selfless, she loves the idea of the Peace Run.

Sweet siblings, Tatum and Jayden from Aurora, inspired by the Peace Runners, have joined us!

Their grandmother, Jodi, received a call from her husband that he had spotted us on the way to Aurora, so she quickly picked up the kids and drove down the road with them to find us along the way- we were so happy you could all join us!

Running every day can take its toll. Jozsef went to Lane Chiropractic and Acupuncture for some treatment. Dr. Lane, an excellent chiropractor, helped him overcome some physical challenges.

Thank you Dr. Lane, We appreciate your kindness!

Adorable llamas and ponies are cheering us on!

The Peace Torch is arriving at Monett Elementary School.

The young runners from Monett Elementary School are thrilled to run with the torch!

Hundreds of children warmly welcomed the team with joy and excitement.

Mayor Randy Burke and his lovely friend joined the school ceremony.

Over 500 school children gathered for our Peace Run Ceremony today.

The children were incredibly well-behaved and enthusiastic!

What is the Peace Run?

Ready for the game, friends?

Germany is there, Good job!

Delightful as ever!

The World Harmony Run Song in action!

Mayor Randy Burke thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony and shared messages of peace with all the children.

Feeling a sense of peace...

For some, Peace is horizontal.

Ready, set, go!

Does this look like peace?

We love to recognize the incredible teachers whose lives are dedicated to helping kids grow into peaceful and responsible adults!

The teachers run a lap with the torch.

Thank you for all you do to help our world to be a better place.

The Peace Run Team is extremely grateful to Principal Winfrey for her enthusiasm and generous spirit. She really goes the extra mile to help her students become better citizens of the world. We are excited to see you again next time.

The kids love holding the torch and sharing their wishes and hopes for peace.

The kids show off the Peace Run cards from the countries we have team members from at some stage over our 4 month journey.

We are so proud of all the children for their exemplary kindness, respect, and cooperation, which made the day enjoyable for everyone. Keep up the great work!

Thank you, Mayor Burke. We loved having you join our team. We really look forward to seeing you next time.

Our cars need a wash too.

Camping starts!

Pransukh really enjoyed his lake swim.

Great tents!

The BBQ Master and Corn Chef

S'mores... the perfect camping treat.

3D Marshmallow Skewers

Another amazing day on the Peace Run.

Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu (Mongolia), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Homagni Baptista (Australia), Jozsef Dicso (Hungary), Mananya Galante (United States), Pransukh Marks (United States), Puroga Theobald (Hungary), Rupasi Young (United States), Santiva Morrison (United States), Uugantsetseg Otgonbayar (Mongolia).  
Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu, Harita Davies, Homagni Baptista, Rupasi Young, Uugantsetseg Otgonbayar
The torch has travelled 60.0 mi from Springfield, MO to Seneca, MO.

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