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International torch relay "World Harmony Run" will run through our city

International torch relay "World Harmony Run" will run through our city

The World Harmony Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand travelling through over 100 nations around the globe. The World Harmony Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.

On August 24 on Independence Day of Ukraine runners of Ukrainian team started in Uzhhorod on the border with Slovakia. The team will move through Transcarpathian Ukraine and Lviv region.

On September 3 world relay will run through our city beginning from the Volodymyrska Street.

Ukraine plans to overcome around 1 280 km of run duration in 14 days. On February 20 runners of European team started in Portugal. The European part of the worldwide relay will cover 43 European countries with a total route length of 24 000 km and will finish on October 7 in Belgrade, capital of Serbia.

In Ukraine, the World Harmony Run is held since 1991. During this time, the participants broke over 49 000 km in all areas of our country. Burning torch held around 330 000 of our compatriots.

 

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