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Global Torch Relay in Seattle June 24th
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Seattle - A relay run across the length and breadth of America, to promote world harmony will reach Seattle, W.A. on Tuesday, June 24th. Runners in the 50-state USA World Harmony Run are carrying a flaming torch to symbolize their goal of fostering international harmony and friendship through sports. The relay is intended to inspire people to work for a more harmonious world.

In Seattle the international team of runners will be engaged in several events on Tuesday, June 24. At 10:00 a.m. the Ballard Boys and Girls Club and the Ballard Community Center will welcome the runners at the Ballard Commons, near the Ballard Library. At 11:45 a.m. Greenlake’s Soccer Camp will welcome the runners to their activities near Greenlake’s Evans Pool. At 2:00 p.m. the international Harmony Run team will offer awards to local citizens who work for a harmony in the Seattle community. Five “Torch-Bearer” awards will be conferred at a public reception to be held at Silence-Heart-Nest Restaurant in Fremont (3508 Fremont Pl. N.) In the final event of the day at 7:00 p.m. the Torch-Bearer award will be presented to Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir in a public ceremony at Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave SW in West Seattle. (Please call the number below to confirm times.)

The 10,000 mile USA World Harmony Run is part of a 100-nation global relay which emphasizes a global theme of international harmony and multi-cultural understanding. The run has become an annual event with a run through all 50 States bi-annually and events in selected locations in alternate years. The World Harmony Run is a non-profit organization with headquarters in New York City. In cities and towns along the route, local volunteer WHR Coordinators work in partnership with community organizations, schools, city and state government. This partnership brings the run to the community with events that encourage international friendship and understanding. In each participating country the World Harmony Run teams consist of volunteer runners from all walks of life.

The World Harmony Run has been endorsed by many of the nation’s Mayors, Governors and Members of the Congress, by world-class athletes like Carl Lewis and Grete Waitz, by leaders of numerous countries, by the late Pope John Paul II, the late Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as well as many others.

Everyone is encouraged to participate. Find out how by calling (888) 882-4081 or visiting www.worldharmonyrun.org/usa. Follow the World Harmony Run’s journey across America in “Live from the Road” on the website.

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