PEACE RUN

Russia 9 August: Gołdap (PL) - Chernyahovsk

the big Russian Heart welcomes the Peace Run

We crossed the border from Gołdap (PL) and arrived in the Kaliningrad region in Russia!

Our Russian team gave us a hearty welcome!

...getting ready...

...running into Ozersk...

...kids from the local football club awaited us....

...the mayor of Ozersk welcomed the runners...

Czech versus Slovakia...

Thank you Ozersk for the warm welcome!

...traditional Soviet icecream?

Arriving in Gusev a group of runners awaited us...

The city representative of Gusev welcomed us...

...the kids offered us gifts...

The trees are full of padlocks...

...flower ceremony at the memorial...

Thank you Gusev for the enthusiastic welcome!

...together with a local runner we went towards Chernyahovsk....

...reaching Chernyahovsk...

Russia celebrated today the "day of athletes". No surprise that so many came out to greet us and run with us...

...a scenic run through the old city...

We reached our final destination: a children college.

...a musical welcome...

...and a sweet welcome, too...

The mayor of Chernyahovsk greeted us with kind words...

...for his enthusiastic support of the Peace Run he was honored with the Torch Bearer Award!

Thank you Chernyahovsk for the friendship!

A final chill-out meeting at the stud farm "Georgenburg"...

...and a nice opportunity for horse lovers...

Thank you for the tour!

Wedding guests took the chance and celebrated with the torch...