Runners for peace stop in La Crosse to spread friendliness, compassion

Runners stopped in La Crosse Tuesday on their more than 100 mile journey for peace.

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run made its way through the La Crosse area. The run is named after the Indian spiritual leader who created the international peace run in 1987.

This group of runners will cover 103 miles from Winona to Richland Center while stopping at schools and other youth organizations to promote peace and friendship.

“Different religions, different races, different cultures express this yearning for peace in different ways, but at its very core it’s what makes us one human family,” said Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Executive Director Salil Wilson.

Tuesday’s group is only one leg of the international relay for peace. Runners from 7 countries will be on the road for 4 months as they cover more than 11,000 miles.