Come and join in a leg of the world's biggest torch relay – The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run! On its 8-month continuous journey around Europe (which started in Bulgaria in March, and will end in Portugal in October), the Peace Run is now running across the UK over a period of 16 days. The international team of 15 runners arrived on the shores of Scotland from The Netherlands on August 30th, and has been running through Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales and England towards London.
The Peace Run welcomes anyone who wishes to join in and take those steps for peace, holding the Peace Torch and offering his/her own hope and dreams for a better and brighter world...
The Peace Run Team will reach Hampton Court on Sunday 16th September at 9:45am. At 10.00am the Team will start running along the Thames all the way into London to finish at Run and Become in Victoria. The total distance is 22 miles (35 kms). Everyone is welcome to join the Peace Runners, as long as you are able to maintain a pace of 10 minutes per mile for the distance you would like to run. You can either cover the whole distance or you can run just a few miles and finish anytime you wish.
Here's how you can join the Peace Run in London on Sunday 16th September 2018:
9.45am – in front of The Mute Swan Pub, Palace Gate, 3 Hampton Ct Rd, KT8 9BN (opposite the main front gates of Hampton Court Palace)
11.45am – Kew Bridge (on the Thames footpath under Kew Bridge on the south side of the river)
The vans will be able to meet the runners at regular intervals: Kingston Bridge, Richmond, Kew Bridge, Barnes, Putney, Battersea Park.
The Peace Run was founded in 1987 by peace visionary Sri Chinmoy. His simple message is that world peace begins in the heart of each of us, and that we all have an important and unique role to play in making the world a more harmonious place.
By passing the Peace Torch from person to person, community to community, and country to country, this global relay has visited over 150 nations, covering nearly 400,000 miles and touching the lives of millions of people.
The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations. People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a peaceful world. Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us together in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world – together we can make a difference!