Peace means a flood of love in the world-family. -
Sri Chinmoy, Run Founder
For Immediate Release
Garnett, GES, Welcomes Peace Run To Garnett - May 17
GARNETT, KS: The Peace Run (aka, Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run) will be coming through Garnett on its journey south toward Iola on Tuesday, May 17th. A representative of the organization contacted the City on May 3rd in hopes the community would embrace the Peace Run and its mission to spread goodwill among all people in every community they come in contact with.
The Peace Run is a global relay that began in 1987 and has traversed over 100 nation promoting international friendship and understanding. The run consists of a runner or runners who carry a torch symbolizing peace and are followed by a support vehicle. The United States Peace Run will be passing through Garnett on May 17th.
In discussing how the Garnett community can be involved it was suggested the run representative contact GES Principal Krista Hedrick, as the local elementary school sits alongside the run route. Mrs. Hedrick has taken great initiative to create positive student involvement at GES. They are planning a special event where the children and staff at GES will engage in an interactive assembly with the runners. The anticipated time start time of this event will be 1:25 p.m. Garnett City Mayor and City Manager are planning to attend this event at GES.
Citizens of Garnett are encouraged to show support of the Peace Run as it travels down US Highway 59 from Ottawa to Iola on Tuesday, May 17th.