United States 29 April: Charlotte, NC - Columbia, SC

South Carolina: "While I breathe, I hope".

Our first day in South Carolina started at the Indian Land Rotary Club

The rotarians welcomed us, and shared with us their wishes for peace

President Garrett Strader recieves our Certificate of Appreciation

Thank you Indian Land Rotary

Our next stop was Children's School at Sylvia Circle. Here the school's running club joins the girls' team for the run into the school

our team had to sprint to keep up with them

We were welcomed by the whole school cheering for us!

The school's running team with the torch

The school children read out their poems about peace.
"What is peace to you? Is peace when people are quiet? Or is it when people get along? Whatever peace is to you, you need to spread it. You can spread it by smiling or even just complementing someone. Its as easy as that. If more people are nice to each other the world would be a better place." (read by Catherine Oliver)

and sang the song "Count on me" for us

Russian girls performing "Kalinka Malinka" as part of the country guessing game

Arpan playing the harmonica for kids

Winnsboro Rotary Club warmly invited us to their afternoon meeting.

The team introduces themselves and shares the stories of their experiences of the run

The rotarians made their wishes for peace

Thank you to President Vernon Kennedy

We were presented with t-shirts from the weekend 5 km run

Thank you to Winnsboro Rotary

The men's team start their afternoon running towards Columbia, SC. South Carolina state motto: "While I breathe, I hope".

We experienced high humidity (89%) and kept our water bottles filled.

Our friends from the animal kingdom

Before the hills ...

... after the hills

Gratitude to Country Hearth Inn & Suites for accommodating us in beautiful Columbia, SC

Our mens team were delighted to be accomodated for the evening at the beautiful Marriot Coutyard in Columbia. Sadly we mislaid our photo of the team at the hotel, so instead we are showing how nice their room was!