May 5, 2016 Live from the road

Krapina - Varaždin

Reported by Dipavajan Renner 52.0 km

Welcome to the Republic of Croatia! we crossed the border in the evening and a group of runners awaited us with big smiles...

...running into the darkness...

....a late finish. Thank you Krapina for running with us!

In the morning we continued our run: arriving in the "Ljudevit Gaj" primary school. Kids lined up for "High Five"...

...we met the kids on the school yard...

...the mayor of Krapina welcomed our team!

...country guessing game...

Thank you "Ljudevit Gaj" for the enthusiastic meeting!

...good bye!

...where to go next?

....and we arrived at the "Augusta Cesarca" primary school in Krapina...

...the greeting committee brought us into the gym hall...

...lots of smiling faces...

Thank you "Augusta Cesarca" for the fun!

...a really dynamic run ended the meeting....

...we moved on to Lepoglava...

..the school "Ante Starčevića" gave us a big welcome!

...we were treated for a good lunch...

Thank you "Ante Starčevića" for the hospitality!

...we had a nice tour through a former monastry, which hosts now an exhibition for local handicraft...

...the artists...

Ivanec welcomed the Peace Run! The "Ivana Kukuljevića Sakcinskog" was ready for the Peace Run!

..an excellent choir performed for us!

The hall was packed with kids! What a great atmosphere...

...poetry...

...a school stampede...

Thank you "Ivana Kukuljevića Sakcinskog" for the heartfelt meeting!

...we apporached Varaždin and a group of runners awaited us...

...first contact....

...running through green fields...

...arriving in Varaždin...

..the deputy mayor received the torch...

Thank you for running with us!

..new friends...

...ice cream lovers...

We met a Croatian hero: Goran Ivanišević, a former tennis star!

Thank you for receiving the torch!

Torch carried by
Amalendu Edelsten (Australia), Anton Untila (Moldova), Chanakhya Jakovic (Great Britain), Daniela Veizaj (Italy), Deeptaksha Mihaylov (Bulgaria), Dipavajan Renner (Austria), Dmitriy Gameza (Russia), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Luiza Hariton (Romania), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Puruvaj Nikolic (Serbia), Rasmivan Collinson (Great Britain), Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Toyesa Mrkonjić (Croatia).  
Photographers
Paramanyu Lebedev, Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov
The torch has travelled 52.0 km from Krapina to Varaždin.

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