June 17, 2014 Live from the road

Alton - Crescent City

Reported by Anna Khimchinskaia, Jennifer Cluck 96.0 mi

We arrived in Eureka on a bright and beautiful morning/

We were greeted by Mayor Frank Jager and runners from the community.

Mayor Jager was honored with the Torchbearer award. We also presented the city of Eureka with our certificate of appreciation and a painting titled "World Harmony".

Mayor Jager expressed his gratitude to the team.

Cindy, the race director of The Avenue of the Giants Marathon spoke about Mayor Jager and his dedication to volunteer work.

Little Helen was our youngest and most angelic participant.

Asher was happy to make his wish for Peace.

Thank you Eureka!

Kim Bergel from Eureka proudly starts the four mile relay to the Montessorri School.

As we ran over the three bridges that connect Eureka with Arcata, the views of the bay and harbor enchanted the team.

As we crossed the final bridge Kim picked up the pace...

As we approached the school, it was so exciting to see the children waiting to run with us.

Tasha and her sons Andre and Avery joined the runners...

Thank you so much Redwood Coast Montessori School for the fantastic memories.

Terri, our local coordinator proudly holds the Peace torch.

Tasha's new puppy Marley was a fun addition to the team.

Pujari has aged many years since he graduated from Humbodlt State.

Making friends in Trinidad.

Palash ran a half marathon today... Impressive!

The state tree of California is the California Redwood.

Running north on Highway 101 the scenery was especially pretty.

In June the California wildflowers are so captivating.

Approaching Del Norte Coast Jennifer smiles at the sight of the ocean.

"Hola como estas, mi amor.." Boiyayanti from Puerto Rico makes a friend.

The amazing view of the forest propels Anna down a large hill.

"Peace does not speak, it radiates." Sri Chinmoy

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Torch carried by
Anna Khimchinskaia (Russia), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Boijayanti Gómez-Badillo (Puerto Rico), Dennis Gribok (Luxembourg), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Jagadhata Amrhien (United States), Jennifer Cluck (United States), Kaneenika Janakova (Slovakia), Mahasatya Janczak (Poland), Natabara Rollosson (United States), Palash Bosgang (United States), Pujari Schaffer (United States), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Sarvodaya Grygoryivskyy (Ukraine).  
Arpan DeAngelo, Dennis Gribok, Harita Davies, Sandro Zincarini
The torch has travelled 96.0 mi from Alton to Crescent City.

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