May 16, 2015 Live from the road


Reported by Arpan DeAngelo 8.0 km

We started the day with an early morning breakfast prepared by our good friends Nilasha and Pratyaya.

We used the climbing wall to warm up for the 8 Km (5 mile) race at Carleton University this morning.

Climbing for Peace.

Jagadhata makes it to the top.

This family was ready to run for Peace even before the race started.

Many runners of all ages, some running 1Km and 3 Km races, enjoyed sharing the Peace Torch with us.

Raising the symbol of peace high.

Families and friends come together to proudly share the message of peace and harmony.

Nilasha and Karnayati were two of the many friends from Ottawa who arranged for our events here.

Hajar also has been helping us as we spend the weekend in Ottawa attending various events for the Peace Run in Canada.

A happy family offer very uplifting smiles for Peace.

Somersault Race Organizer Christine McKinty holds the torch before our race. She and Nilasha (right) worked together to organize our participation in this inspiring event.

Gautami, one of our runners, and Atmavir who placed second overall in the 8Km race, share their inspiration with another local runner and racer.

People of all ages were excited to see their loved ones participating in this inspiring event.

It was a family affair for many no matter what the age.

Crossing the finish line is a thrill for children and adults of all ages.

The longer races had some tough competition.

Cooperation and friendly competition in an event like this teaches the younger runners important lessons in peaceful coexistence.

These young athletes seem to fly as they left the ground with their speedy competitive spirit.

This Peace Runner/Racer (Arpan) was pretty grounded as he carried the Torch most of the way through the 8Km (5 mile) Race.

Medur, another speedy Peace Runner, was in serious pursuit.

Pushpurani, our local Peace Runner from Ottawa, had her eyes on the goal.

Jagadhata, our Peace Runner from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA was among the top 7 finishers.

Pranlobha from Seattle also ran well.

Our photographer today was using the bicycle to catch all the runners. He recently completed a 10-Day race and placed second overall.

Nilasha and Hajar greet the runners as they approach the finish line. Arpan is all smiles as he carried the Paece Torch to today's goal, which will be tomorrow's starting point, so to speak.

Medur is soon to follow.

Sunil and Sumi, a local young man and his mom, share the torch with Arpan. Sunil did very well as one of the top young runners to finish the 8Km.

Two long time Peace Run friends share their medals and torches as they both run for Peace, sometimes very slowly and other times quite speedily.

One of our core team members, Mahasatya from Poland, interviews Arpan after the race.

Salil, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Executive Director, carries one of our torches to the finish line.

Karnayati, another peace runner, approaches the finish line along with another runner.

This brother and sister team are proud to share the Peace torch after their race.

Our final member to finish, Jyotish, gets a big applause as he makes it to the end.

Our Peace Run team in Ottawa after the exciting events of this morning.

Proud of their speedy and peaceful daughter.

Families that run together seem to stay together in Peace.

The top three finishers in today's 8Km race peacefully share the winners' podium.

Our top three women Peace Runners in today's race.

Our Peace Runner/Racer, Karnayati, on the right, proudly stands with the oldest woman finisher who is a young 80 years old.

After the race we made it to a great natural foods vegetarian restaurant in Ottawa called 'Blossom'.

After a long morning of climbing and running we really appreciated such great healthy and tasty food at Blossom.

For dinner later in the evening some of us dined at another great natural foods vegetarian restaurant called 'Peace Garden' in the market district of Ottawa.

Friendly and peaceful service has been one of the keys to their success for 23 years.

Many of Ottawa's building reflect very ornate styles of classic architecture.

This building is currently an art gallery that glows with the light and colors of Sri Chinmoy's art called 'Jharna Kala'.

These two visitors from Toronto, Gerald and Linda, share the Peace Torch after an enjoyable tour of the Jharna-Kala Art Gallery. A great way to end a peaceful day as we try to share the inspiration and message of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run with those who wish to offer their own goodwill and efforts for peace and harmony.

Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Gautami Sýkorová (Slovakia), Jagadhata Amrhien (United States), Karnayati Morison (Canada), Mahasatya Janczak (Poland), Manoshri Sykorova (Slovakia), Salil Wilson (Australia), Valeriy Bilokryl (Ukraine).  
Accompanied by  
Medur Wilson (CA), Pushparini (CA)
Arpan DeAngelo, Baladev Saraz, Valeriy Bilokryl
The torch has travelled 8.0 km in Ottawa.

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