#170. The Start of the 3100 Mile Race (Queens, New York – June 16, 2019)

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world. It attracts athletes from around the world who want to test themselves against this daunting distance, transcend their own previous capacity, and participate in a great adventure. Along the way, they may also set new world records and gain spiritual insights.

Athletes are able to test themselves in a format, unlike any other ultra-marathon event. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night.

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#169. Plant a Tree for World-Harmony

International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. The United Nations General Assembly, noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to designate April 22 as International Mother Earth Day through resolution A/RES/63/278, adopted in 2009. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries. 

Sri Chinmoy Centre has several projects that are directly supportive of the ideals of these two concerns.
 They include such tree planting programs with community and school children as, “Plant a Tree for World-Harmony”. In this ceremony the children each help to plant a tree and promise to help take care of it so that it grows, by watering it and protecting it. 
   With that an art poster created by Sri Chinmoy with the ”Plant a Tree for World-Harmony” slogan on it is presented to the school to remind the children of their responsibility to help make earth a better place to live. 
  Sri Chinmoy had also written many, many poems and aphorisms about trees with the message of love of nature which he had hoped would bring concern for earth to the fore front of modern day human awareness.

#168. Finish of ​6- & 10-Day Race (New York – May 2, 2018)

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race starts on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races.

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#167. Start of 6-Day Race (New York – April 26, 2019)

The Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race started on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT, and will finish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. 

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#166. Start of 10-Day Race (New York – April 22, 2019)

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race started on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon, and will finish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. 

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#165. Colours of Peace (Rome – September 21, 2018)

At a special event to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st, seven-thousand thousand peace-drawings from children around the world were displayed around the perimeter of the Colosseum in Rome.

The event, entitled “Colors of Peace” is organised by the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run with the Patronship of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic, Regione Lazio, in collaboration with the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, the Istituto Superiore Morano di Caivano and the Arvalia association, the contribution of Roma Capitale Municipality and with the media partnership of Italian National Broadcaster RAI Gulp.

The ceremony also featured an award presentation for the winners of the Peace Movie Award, an international competition under the patronage of the Italian ministries of Education, Universities and Research; and Cultural Heritage and Activities. As part of the competition, schools around the world contributed video clips of 30 seconds or under, defining and celebrating peace in their own way.
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To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org.

#164. Peace Run Snapping RAI

This video is a 7-minute excerpt of a 15 min TV Show for children made by RAI the Italian National Broadcaster. The video features young people talking about peace and how they can help make the world a more peaceful place. Also, feature is the Peace Run and how it helped motivate these young people to take action.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org.

#163. Peace Run San Diego (Chula Vista, National City Schools – March 5-8, 2019)

As part of a region-wide Peace Run, working with the San Diego Unified, Chula Vista Elementary School and National School Districts we visited 10 schools over the course of four days. Meeting over 4000 students we were treated to a remarkable display of the incredible talent and enthusiasm that is to be found in these educational institutions.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org.

#162. Lifting Up the World With A Oneness-Heart – 30th Anniversary

World-renowned peace leader and spiritual luminary Sri Chinmoy began a new way of honouring people in 1988 — by lifting them from an honorary platform and offering his prayerful gratitude for their contributions to humanity. He called it Lifting Up the World With a Oneness-Heart.

From 1988 to 2007, Sri Chinmoy honoured more than 8200 different people from all walks of life and many nations in this unique way. Photos and messages from twenty-seven of the most notable luminaries so honoured are included. This lifting award created by Sri Chinmoy had a powerful and deeply moving impact on those so honoured.

#161. Peace Run Timor Leste 2019 – February 5-8

Timor-Leste once again welcomed the Peace Run in an unparalleled fashion. The First Lady and President of the Parliament participated in the opening ceremony and Xanana Gusmão welcomed us into his home as well as joining us for a 5 km Peace Walk with thousands of young Timorese. We also visited with over 4000 school students in both Dili and the Ermera region.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org