Latvia 10 August: Skrunda - Rucava border

Good bye Latvia

We woke up in Skrunda. A most beautiful place in the nature...

Thank you for hosting our team!

..time to run...

...as we reached Durbe, a group of local runners awaited us...

...a small, but very heartfelt meeting!

Thank you Durbe for welcoming the Peace Run!

...we went straight into the next meeting: Grobina.

...local kids carried the torch into the community...

...the mayor welcomed us with kind words....

...and we received a very sweet gift!

...a special local cake. Absolutely delicious!

Thank you Grobina for the friendship!

..after the meeting we got a short tour through the community.

Good bye Grobina!

..we reached Liepaja, the third-largest city in LAtvia.

...local athletes...

...a quick group picture...

...and we started our run into the city...

Liepaja is also a European City of Sport. The runners really proved it!

...a quick presentation at the main square...

..we passed the torch to the city representative of Liepaja.

We were also treated for an excellent lunch. Thank you Liepaja for the hospitality!

..soon after we reached Nica.

...a small meeting at the tourist office...

...very nice people! We really enjoy these small meetings on the country side. People are extremely friendly and open!

Thank you Nica for the warm welcome!

...a few steps for peace!

...the last stretch...

...we reached Rucava, our final Latvian destination. Local runners awaited us...

...as we reached the city centre, a group of kids performed traditional Latvian music...

...we passed the torch...

Such a peaceful and gentle atmosphere her in the community! Thank you Rucava for the nice meeting!

...approaching the border....

Good bye Latvia!

All our gratitude to Latvia and its wonderful people for hosting the Peace Run. We were deeply impressed by your hospitality, your sincere attitude towards peace and friendship!