Aug 4, 2012
The World Harmony Run passed through Batavia today.
The effort is a relay-run involving dozens of runners who have already traveled 8,500 miles on a 10,000-mile journey through all 48 continental states.
There are also running participants in 100 other countries around the globe.
Salil Wilson said the effort is intended to send a message that "peace and harmony starts with each person."
"It demonstrates," he said, "that there is far more that unites us as one human family than divides us."
The group, which includes runners from Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Belarus, and, of course, the United States, stopped for refreshments at the Peace Garden before heading east.
Click here for a map of the route the group has traveled.