The Sri Chinmoy Peace Run will be coming to Gull Lake on Wednesday July 9th and the runners will be staying at the Gull Lake Campground. Everyone is welcome to come down to the campground and take part in a Torch Passing Ceremony. After the ceremony stay for the campfire where you will have the opportunity to listen to and share some inspiring stories. The Torch Ceremony will start at 7:30 PM and the evening will conclude at 8:45 PM.
The Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of peace and harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand whilst travelling through over 80 nations around the globe. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
The Peace Run, also known as the World Harmony Run, was founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987. It is now an annual event with relay runs taking part in all different continents such as Africa, Europe, Americas, Asia and Australasia.
Sri Chinmoy founded the Peace Run primarily to try and promote a feeling of oneness amongst different nations, races and cultures. In particular,
Sri Chinmoy feels that sport can play a very important role in bringing people together.
In the past two decades, the Peace Run has touched the lives of countless people, who have been inspired by the simple message that the Peace Run offers. The Peace Run has also visited many schools, giving young children the opportunity to participate and share in the hopes of creating a better future.
The Peace Run embraces the idea that through individual effort and personal change that world peace can become a reality here on earth. “Peace does not mean the absence of war, peace means the presence of harmony, love, satisfaction and oneness. Peace means a flood of love in the world family.