Cook Islands 16 September: Nikao

Peace Run kicks off in Rarotonga

On the first day of the Peace Run in Rarotonga the team set out to run around the entire island.

The day before, we transformed our aging Toyota into the official Peace Run support vehicle.

Scenes from the road.

Between running stints, Uddipan continues to do the office work.

We concluded our run around the island by meeting local young aspiring athletes at their training session with their coach at the National Stadium.

All the young athletes ran with the torch and offered their wishes for world peace.

Among the runners was Tikove Piira who is representing the Cook Island at the World Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.

Thank you to coach Ruth Tangiiau for her support and encouragement of the Peace Run.