June 17, 2018 Live from the road

Vancouver, BC - Bellingham, WA

Reported by Nikolaus Drekonja 10.0 km

We started our running in Stanley Park in Vancouver. Three local runners, Angela, Mel and Susan joined us.

Atul, in front of a statue of the famous sprinter Harry Winston Jerome, who set many world and national records.

It was a beautiful day - fresh air, sun, we ran along the water, good company - fantastic!

Angela, the lady holding the torch, is a Chi running master instructor. She gave some of us much appreciated advice on our running form.

We were joined near the border by new Peace Run team members to help carry the torch back into the United States.

This magnificent Peace Arch marks the border between Canada and the USA.

It was such a pleasure to meet with City Council member Meg Olsen from Blaine, WA under the Peace Arch. The runners introduced themselves and sang the "Peace Run Song", composed by the Founder of the Run, Sri Chinmoy.

In the afternoon the Peace Runners were invited to a college baseball game between the Bellingham Bells and the Portland Pickles. At half time our team, together with local children, ran one loop around the field with the torch.

Afterwards spectators got a chance to hold the torch and make a wish for Peace.

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Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Atul Arora (India), Banshidhar Medeiros (United States), Boijayanti Gómez-Badillo (Puerto Rico), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Mananya Galante (United States), Mandra Laing (New Zealand), Nayaja Perugini (Italy), Nikolaus Drekonja (United States), Pujari Schaffer (United States), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (Canada).  
Banshidhar Medeiros, Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 10.0 km from Vancouver, BC to Bellingham, WA.

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