PEACE RUN

North Macedonia 23 September: Delchevo - Kavadartsi

welcome to the birthland of Alexander the Great

Start of the day at Delchevo. Daniel our country coordinator being interviewed.

The first Macedonian children running with the team.

The children had created some wonderful artwork.

City representative holds the torch.

Thumbs up for the flame of the World Harmony Run song.

A moment of silence and peace.

The children are excited to hold the torch.

The runners are treated to some spectacular scenery.

Big dog...

...little dog.

Beautiful autumnal day.

Entrance to "Makedonska Kamenitsa".

All smiles and enthusiasm as runners join to carry the torch into Makedonska Kamenitsa.

Children line the street to greet the runners.

More children with paper peace doves await to greet the runners at the city square.

A stunning and beautiful backdrop to our ceremony.

Peace is happiness!

Handing over the torch to the Mayor.

Messages and symbols of peace.

Peace is a friendly wave.

Lets all hold the torch.

The children yell out the names of our runners' countries.

The runners were treated to some powerful speeches on peace.

Are there some saintly characteristics in Rasmivan?

A big thank you to the children of Makedonska Kamenitsa for there enthusiastic participation and wonderful smiles.

Flowers and plants can grow anywhere.

The long road towards the mountains.

Running into Kochani.

The streets are lined with children.

The torch leads the way.

All different t-shirts but they say the same.

Torch held by the city representative of Kochani.

Peering through the balloons.

Peace is enthusiasm and energy.

The runners listened to some words on peace and harmony ...

... and entertained with dance performances.

Thumbs up for the Peace Run.

How many hands can we get on the torch?

More hands raising the torch.

Thank you Kochani for the fantastic refreshments and food, especially the ice creams. It was much appreciated.

This is where we are going - only 2 weeks to Rome.

We stop and meet a family fascinated by the Peace Run.

Glorious blue sky.

Media attention.

What is this Peace Run?

Local runners from Shtip.

Running into Shtip.

The stage is set.

All smiles.

Pointing out the Macedonian runners.