Team 2020

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Salil Wilson
Peace Run Executive Director
New York City, USA (Canberra, Australia)
I'm on the run because I love it. I feel it is the most meaningful and significant thing I can do with my life. Life on the road, carrying a torch for peace, is a remarkably enriching and rewarding experience. Connecting with people around an ideal - a yearning for a more peaceful world - is beautiful and inspiring. It gives me life and I'm grateful.
Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
Vancouver, Canada
I'm originally from the Ukraine, and now living in Vancouver, BC. I had a dream to run with the Peace Run in many countries and my dream became a reality! I have been participating in Peace Run events for over 20 years. I ran in Europe, Asia, Central America and North America. I’m so happy and proud to join the Peace Run team and to run for peace and harmony.
Brahmata Caitlin Michael
Ottawa, Canada
I have been involved in The Peace Run for over a decade and I have always found it to be such a joyful and fulfilling adventure. What better way to meet countless new people and  together express our universal longing for peace in our world, in our communities and in ourselves? I look forward to meeting you on the road!
Harita Davies
New Zealand
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to take part in the North American Peace Run! It is a wonderful opportunity for me to actively combine the aspects of life that I am most inspired about and love...running, the beauty and profundity of Creation, my hopes and dreams for Peace on Earth, and my love and belief in the inherent goodness and oneness of humanity as a whole.
Pavaka Ritchot
Montreal, Canada
I’m on the Peace Run because I feel it’s a privelege to serve humanity in this way. Plus it’s super fun! Meeting people from all walks of life to talk about a fundamental concept that will make the world a better place is awesome! I can’t think of a better way to spend my vacation!
Anastasiia Konova
Dnepr, Ukraine
I am from the Ukraine, my first participation in the Peace Run occurred when I was 6 years old. Since then, I was fortunate to join the Peace Run Team multiple times as I ran through many European countries. I like the Peace Run very much because it inspires and fulfills me. I enjoy running in different countries and meeting new people from all over the world. The more people and cultures I meet the more I feel that we all belong to one world family.
Nikolaus Drekonja
Salzburg, Austria
Getting together with Peace Runners to share the message of inner and outer peace and oneness is an unparalleled joy. I love it! Plus there is of course the adventure of travelling to and running across different countries and meeting many, many wonderful people. I feel very lucky to join the Peace Run in your country.
Winnipeg, Canada
I teach music in a public school in Winnipeg, Canada. For almost 20 years I have hosted Peace Run ceremonies at my school, or have had various bands and choirs of children singing for peace and harmony at various Peace Run events and ceremonies. I believe that peace is naturally found in the hearts of children as they are always eager to participate. This will be the first time that I will actually be going out on the run, and I can hardly wait to express the joy, and peace that is at the heart of this wonderful manifestation!
Sarankhuu Jargal
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
We all speak in different languages but we have the same smiles. On the Peace Run I feel we are all one family. Meeting with school children and many, many good people inspires me to run more and more. I like to make videos about the Peace Run. When I am making videos I can see how happy people are when they hold the torch.
Banshidhar Madeiros
Hawaii, USA
I was fortunate to be a part of the very first Peace Run all around America in 1987. The experience changed my life in ways that I am still exploring. Now, 31 years later, I am eternally grateful to still be able to run in this magnificent event. The simple act of running down the highways and byways of this great land carrying the Peace Torch is a privilege that I shall value for the rest of my life!
Ivan Hryshyn
Kyiv, Ukraine
I am a professional triathlon athlete from Ukraine. Running is one of the main disciplines in my sport which I enjoy very much. I'm taking part in Peace Run because for me it's a wonderful opportunity to discover something new in the world through sports. I enjoy meeting people from different cultures, share our experiences and inspire people to lead a better and more harmonious life through practicing sports.
Anastasiya Lezhnina
Mykolaiv, Ukraine
I’m on the Peace Run because I feel it’s a privilege to serve humanity in this way. Plus it’s super fun! I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and talk about fundamental concepts that could make our world a better place. I can’t think of a better way to spend my vacation!

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