May 9, 2018 Live from the road

Fort Smith, AR - Longtown, OK

Reported by Nikolaus Drekonja 68.0 mi

Before leaving in the morning we met Patrick Varner who was born deaf. He tought us how to say "Peace Run" in sign language, held the Torch and wished us a safe journey.

Today our team had a beautiful day of running with lots of sunshine and a cooling breeze.

Very soon the runners crossed the State Line into Oklahoma.

The traditional Torch pass.

In the afternoon the Peace Run team arrived in Stigler were it was welcomed at the Chamber of Commerce by Janice Williams, the Secretary.

The Torch was passed around on the front lawn and the runners sang the Peace Run song composed by the Founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy.

Janice very kindly showed us around the town useum showing the interesting history of Stigler. Everyone received a free T-Shirt, too.

For the second leg of the day, the women’s team ran during the hot afternoon to Longtown, the final stop for the day.

Good boy!

A curious local inspects the Torch.

Thank you Stacey and Serena for a peaceful stay at the beautiful Snug Harbor Cabins.

Serena receives our Certificate of Appreciation for the use of this beautiful cabin for the night.

Some runners finished their day with a swim. A delicious dinner, crafted by Hawaiian and Italian Chefs, Banshidhar and Arpan, marked the end of this wonderful day.

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Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Banshidhar Medeiros (United States), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Kaspars Rutkis (Latvia), Nikolaus Drekonja (United States), Rupasi Young (United States), Svetlana Perevozchikova (Russia), Tanuja Konecna (Czech Republic), Zuzana Klaskova (Czech Republic).  
Arpan DeAngelo, Harita Davies, Kaspars Rutkis, Svetlana Perevozchikova
The torch has travelled 68.0 mi from Fort Smith, AR to Longtown, OK.

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