Jun. 14, 2024 Live from the road

Eureka, CA - Klamath, CA

Reported by Varunavi Klabnikova 38.0 mi

Our first flower-flame of the day.

We joined forces and ran together to Arcata, a small town just outside Eureka.

We planned to arrive at the end of the graduation ceremony at Redwood Coast Montessori High School.

As soon as we approached the school, we were greeted by Terri Little, the School Principal and longtime dear friend of the Peace Run!

Terri led us to the backyard of the school where we had a small presentation.

We had a chance to introduce the Peace Run and ourselves, and sing the Peace Run song.

Many of the students who graduated had already left but we met some of the parents and teachers to whom we passed the torch.

The area was surrounded by the garden and fields, including a small strawberry farm.

Terri Little (left) and Kim Bergel, Mayor of Eureka (right) are holding the torch together. Kim used to teach with Terri at Redwoods Elementary, so both of them have supported and run with The Peace Run many times!

Both Terri and Kim shared heartfelt words about how we need peace first within ourselves, only then can we spread it to our community.

Kim Bergel reads the aphorism on the Certificate of Appreciation which she accepted on behalf of the City of Eureka.

Both of these remarkable women are role models for the community. They serve with all their hearts and souls and are a true inspiration to all of us.

We were fortunate to have 4 different local media  representatives come out to interview us and are very grateful for their support. Pictured is Savana Robinson from Redwood News interviewing Harita and here is the story.

Rudy from ABC very enthusiastically came out to interview us.

Rudy from ABC interviewing Papaha.

Bob Doran, a reporter and a radio interviewer from Humboldt radio came out and also interviewed Salil live on radio!

Terri captivated us with her stories of the establishment of Redwood Coast High School.

Both Terri and Kim put on their running shoes and accompanied us on our way out from the town.

It was awesome to have both of them with us for quite some distance, we covered at least 2.5 miles together.

And not only did we run, we also got to hear more inspirational stories from their youth and how they got into running.

Kim with some new Peace Run gear.

One last photo together at the end of our run.

And then we are off to some more beautiful coastal scenery - we were running towards a town called Trinidad - which did resemble the tropical country of the same name.

Happy to meet well-wishers on the way, such as this lovely lady who called us "angels".

The sky presented us with a beautiful sight - a real halo around the sun- another great opportunity for more photos :)

After the coastal run, we ran through more redwoods. Such a combination of nature elements is perfect for running.

We came upon the Yurok Reservation Welcome Centre and were warmly welcomed by Princess, who gave us a tip on where the nice beaches are - and we happily accepted the advice.

Orick, California. So many wonderful wooden carvings.

The area is famous for its wooden carvings of animals.

We managed to pass the torch to a bear as well!

Until we saw a real bear on our way... a baby bear but probably his mother wasn't far... fortunately there was no further interaction :O

... more tree hugging - we cannot get enough of these.

We also met a couple from Germany who are traveling around the US for 5 months.

Documentary film maker Markus Weinberg from Germany holding the torch.

Documentary film maker and bike packer Dirk Rohrbach interviewed Salil on his run this afternoon.

The giant redwoods continued to be our companions during our run this afternoon.

San Diegans on the road.

A summary of the day: "Wow, that was something!"

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Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu (Mongolia), Gabriele Settimi (Italy), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Papaha Gosline (United States), Pransukh Marks (United States), Pujari Schaffer (United States), Roxana Magdici (Romania), Salil Wilson (Australia), Varunavi Glabnikova (Slovakia), Varunavi Klabnikova (Switzerland), Virangini Afzal (United States).  
Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu, Gabriele Settimi, Harita Davies, Papaha Gosline, Virangini Afzal
The torch has travelled 38.0 mi from Eureka, CA to Klamath, CA.

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