Slovenia 26 May: Ljubljana - Jezersko

from the capital to the mountains

Ljubljana offered us another great opportunity to run with children from the "Tone Čufar primary school" up to the castle

...everybody cheered the arriving runners..

...we shared our ideas about peace...

...we had a great view over the old town in Ljubljana...

...1,2,3 hop....

...Ljubljana offered its best morning view...

One more quick photo and back to school!

...another group of children from the "Poljane primary school" awaited us...

...in front of building of National Assemley of Slovenia....

...we were received by Dr. Milan Brglez, the President of the National Assembly of Slovenia...

...Dr. Milan Brglez gave a very inspiring speech...

...several children presented excellent peace poetry...

We took a final group photo in front of a painting telling the Sloveniain history.

Peace Run, Peace Run, hay! hay! hay! it was echoing through the streets of Ljubljana: the kids yelled all the way to the next school...

...and full of energy we arrived at the "Primary school Poljane"...

The kids presented a very creative parachute performance...

...and nice recitations...

The best way to finish a meeting is: to run!

...friends...

. ..we carried the torch to the next place...

...the City Hall of Ljubljana...

...once more we met our good old friend Mr.Zoran Jankovič, the Mayor of Ljubljana...

...it was a very happy, friendly meeting...

... young artists presented her paintings about peace in the City Hall...

Thank you for the warm welcome!

Our last meeting in Ljubljana was at the Primary school "Prežihov Voranc".

...the school choir was singing for us...

...and the teachers had a great perfomance, too...

...friends ...

... and there was a large group of peace runners....

principal and his school run together

... a photo by the statue of Prežihov Voranc, a famous Slovenian writer...

... finally we ran out of Ljubljana...

running form Ljubljana...

... all the way to Preddvor...

... for meeting with Mayor.

After saying goodbye to our friends...

...the beautiful Slovenian nature invited us again.

The hills were challenging.

In Jezersko children waited for us...

... and we ran together...

... for meeting with Mayor.

Thank you Jezersko for encouragement.

last few steps of the long day

Our young runners passed torch to neighbors.

Thank you for the very good accommodation!

We reached Jezersko lake...

...and we met again our latest team members...

...the local runners club "Gorsko pleme" joined us for the final run...

...the last kilometers were quite challenging...

...new friends from Argentina...

...the last steps...

Good bye Slovenia! We truly enjoyed your friendship and hospitality. Thank you for hosting the Peace Run!