BRATTLEBORO -- The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, history's longest and largest torch relay, will be in Brattleboro on Friday, Aug. 8, at approximately 2 p.m., at Living Memorial Park, as part of its 10,000-mile, four-month journey. The team, with runners from more than 100 countries, will be traveling along Route 9 from Bennington on its way to Keene, N.H.
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run (formerly World Harmony Run), an international torch relay, is meant to encourage goodwill, harmony and friendship at the local level. Relay runs have occurred in over 140 nations throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
An estimated 50,000 children in more than 1,000 cities and towns on the North American route are expected to participate when the Peace Run visits schools and youth organizations. Runners will offer educational presentations that promote self-esteem and friendship.
The team left New York City mid-April passing the torch along the over 10,000-mile route. For the first time, the continuous relay will link Canada, Mexico and the U.S. during its four-month journey covering more than 10,000 miles before arriving back in New York mid-August.
The Peace Run was inspired by the visionary Sri Chinmoy as a way to give citizens a dynamic way to express their own hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world.
For more information, visit peacerun.org.