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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Ten runners from six different countries passed through the Hattiesburg area Friday with three of them stopping off at Hawkins Elementary School.

The runners are taking part in the North American Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace run. The torch run is a four-month 10,000 mile journey that will take them throughout the country and through parts of Mexico and Canada.

"We have five-women and five-men right now and sometimes we change, people come and go," said Arpon Deangelo, team captain. "We are marathon runners, long distance runners, so we cover eight to 12 miles each day which averages out to about 100-miles a day."

The peace run began in 1987 as the World Harmony Run. It was inspired by visionary Sri Chinmoy as a way to express their hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world.

"We believe that each individual in their own lives, in their own way can share with others. We as runners carry that torch which is a symbol of individual peace being spread from one-person to another. It goes a long way once you run around the country and  the world."

For the second time in the past two years some of the runners have visited the school to take care in their pre-pep rally for the upcoming MCT2 tests.

The team will leave Hattiesburg Saturday morning heading north up Highway 49 toward Jackson. They are expected to pass through Collins at around 11:30 a.m.

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