Since 1987 the Marathon Team has been organising global torch relay runs with the goal of fostering harmony and friendship between peoples and nations. This year, the World Harmony Run passed through Ireland for six days in late March and met with a tremendous reception from the Irish public. The run arrived in Cork and passed through Limerick, Galway. Athlone, Dublin, Drogheda and Belfast meeting with schools communities and dignitaries along the way. Both the Irish who ran and the visiting international runners keep with them indelible experiences of warmth and friendship from the Irish people.