Peace Run visits Peace Arch Park

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is returning to Peace Arch State Park on June 26.

The Peace Run is a torch relay that is held simultaneously in various locations around the world. Every other year since 1987, more than 100 countries on six continents participate in the relay in a symbolic display of peace and togetherness. Peace Run International, a nonprofit organization founded by the late Sri Chinmoy, a noted speaker and activist, organizes the run.

The North American leg of the run is currently on a 10,000-mile journey through the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

The Peace Run first passed through the Peace Arch in 2014.

Local runners are invited to participate in the relay. The Blaine leg of the run is 4.2 miles and starts at the junction of Sweet Road and Stadsvold Road at 11 a.m. From there, runners will travel to Harvey Road and up Peace Portal Drive and will finish under the Peace Arch. Runners can participate in a short ceremony under the arch before passing the torch on to the Canadian team, who will take the torch to White Rock.

For more information on the run and how to participate, visit peacerun.org.

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