Portugal 14 May: Porto - Gaia

Portugal celebrates the Peace Run

Portugal hosts the Peace Run 2013! We arrived in Porto for the start of the Run...

The old city welcomed us with beautiful weather...

...our team launched the Run...

...and we reached the "Escola Fernao Magalhaes" primary school...

What enthusiastic kids! Thanks for the great meeting!

A big hand to the police of Porto for the support!

Runners from "Porto Runner" and kids from the first school joined us...

...and we reached the "Escola da Fontinha"and the "Escolar Augusto Gil" school...

...sometimes the teachers have to run...

...the children performed for us...

Thanks for the elcome!

...we went on to the main square of Porto. In front of the city hall a group of children from the "Escolar Carlos Alberto" school awaited us...

WE CAN CHANGE...

THE WORLD!

Prof. Armando, representatitv of the city of Porto, Dr. Bal Krishna, Mrs. Aurora Cunha and Mr. Jorge Teixeira welcomed our team!

Bikers from the Motor Bike Club Porto joined us for the whole day!

...once around the square...

..easy rider...

...we left the city hall...

...and crossed one of the many bridges of Porto. Two bridges have been built by the famous architect Eifel...

..as we crossed the bridge to Gaia, city representative Mr. Mario Fonte Manha welcomed us and took a few steps fro Peace!

...we arrive in the "Escola Joaquim Nicolau Almeida" school and were treated with a great lunch!

...our biker friends, too. It was quite funny for all of us to squeeze into the little chairs...

..and the kids watched us with big eyes...

...finally the meeting started!

the president of the city assambly in Gaia, Mr. Cesar Oliveira, received the torch...

Thank you for the hospitality!

..and we ran to the next meeting...

the "Escola Soares dos Reis" school awaited us.

the "president da junta de Masamude", Mr. Fernando Lopes Vieira, greeted the runners...

...the kids prepaired nice gifts for us!

...and we reached our last meeting: the "Parque da Lavendeira" in Gaia.

Kids from the "Escola Soares dos Reis" joined us all the way...

kids from "Centro escolar da lavandeira" and "escolar escultor fernandes de Sa" welcomed us...

..a nice music performance in the green...

Mr. Rui Cardozo, representative of the city of Gaia, and the "president da junta de St Marinha", Mr. Joaquim Leite received us warmly...

...balloons with messages...

Thank you Portugal for the great day! What a start!