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New Zealand

New Zealand

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay seeking to inspire the creation of a more peaceful world. As a symbol of peace and harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand, heart to heart.

The motto of the Peace Run is "Peace Begins With Me!" – stressing the importance of how each individual can make a positive contribution to creating a happier and more peaceful world. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run which was, for a number of years, known as the World Harmony Run.

"Lasting peace must begin within the depths of the individual, and from there spread in ever-widening circles as a dynamic force for world change."Sri Chinmoy

September 22—24 2017 (see 'News 2017' on the right for daily photos)

A three day Peace Run event that began in Kawerau, travelled to Rotorua and then on to Taupo via Orakei Korako.

  • • Friday September 22 – events in Kawerau and Rotorua.
  • • Saturday September 23 – running from Rotorua to Taupo via Orakei Korako.
  • • Sunday September 24 – event in Taupo.

Kawerau to Taupo

Peace Run Video Clips


Video footage from the 30th Anniversary edition of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run in New Zealand, May 2017. More video clips: New Zealand Peace Run »

New Zealand Peace Run 2017: May 2—12

Cover page of the 2017 New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run brochureThe cover of the 2017 New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run brochure.
Download the full version here.

Schedule and Route

2017 New Zealand Peace Run route

The full schedule and route maps for the 2017 New Zealand Peace Run can be viewed here.

Participation

Schoolchildren, mayors, athletes young and old and citizens from all walks of life are invited to hold the Peace Torch during each step of its great journey through New Zealand and the world. Run with us for a few miles or just hold the torch make a wish for peace as it passes through your area. If you are interested in participating in any way, kindly contact us.

Schools

The Peace Run at SchoolsThe Peace Run often visits schools along the way. Our school programme typically lasts 45 minutes and includes a simple introduction to The Peace Run, music and a chance for the children and staff to hold and run with the Peace Torch within the school grounds. This is a fun and memorable experience for students which contributes to ideals of physical fitness, positive values, global awareness and peace. Interested schools are invited to contact us.

Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run and World Harmony Run - 25 Years


A video published for the 25th Anniversary of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run and World Harmony Run with footage from the very beginning in 1987 through to 2012. This video also includes historic footage of the Peace Run's founder, Sri Chinmoy, talking about the Peace Run and attending opening ceremonies of various Peace Runs and World Harmony Runs.