Hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the globe lead a worldwide relay race. Boys and girls from different ethnic groups, cultures and religions race together to bear witness to their commitment to peace and to promote a way to reach this peace : the Golden Rule.
The race is promoted by the Teens for Unity of the Focolare Movement. It takes place every year on the first Sunday of May from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon (in the different time zones), during the “United World Week” which is part of the United World Project.
It’s an event that in previous years has involved over 100,000 teenagers in various cities of every corner of the globe.
The baton passes from one time zone to the next making it also an opportunity for exchanges between the places involved. At different latitudes, sporting events, acts of solidarity and experiences of active citizenship get under way, especially in places where solitude, poverty and marginalization prevail. Personalities from the world of sport and culture, and civil and religious authorities take part in some cities.
The website http://www.run4unity.net helps in preparations for the event and in real time collects the contributions from the social networks . The many messages, photos and videos received show the number and type of ideas in the pipeline in countries around the world.
See details below on joining the Chicago Run4Unity 2017.