United States 27 June: Lennep, MT - Lavina, MT
Some team members went out early morning to cover some of the first miles of the day. Pujari invokes some peace before starting his morning run.
Salil, our Executive Director, wanted to celebrate a special Anniversary of the Founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy. He treated us to some of the delicious cuisine here.
In honor of Sri Chinmoy's weightlifting Anniversary we all shared this nice meal together. Sri Chinmoy not only promoted many sports for self-improvement but also practiced many of those sports himself, including weightlifting, when he could not run long distance anymore.
Atul monkeys around with a cute little skillful game, trying to hook together as many monkeys as possible.
The women's team had some time to enjoy the Charles M. Blair Family Museum in Martinsdale. We are grateful to Mr. Gunnars for showing them around this wonderful museum of historical artifacts including many Native American items from the general area.
We started our run from Martinsdale and ran to Harlowtown where we had a ceremony with the children and staff of the local summer camp there. They have daily activities at the local school all during the month of June and we were fortunate to meet them on one of their last days of their camp season.
The children were very happy to join in some of our activities which included meet the runners from different countries, joining in some of our songs with actions, and sharing the Peace Torch as they ran around the playground.
These two runners were demonstrating some actions which the children had to judge were peaceful or not peaceful behaviors.
Sharing the Torch as they made wishes for Peace and running with the Peace Torch are usually the most enjoyable and popular activities for young children.
For an amusing end of a long day we were offered a little magic trick by our Mongolian runner, Sarankhuu.