On May 12th 2012 there will be the 3rd worldwide Run4Unity: an event which, in 2005 and 2008, involved over 100,000 young people in 182 cities. Texas youth are invited to join with thousands of their peers in significant locations around the globe to express their desire for a more united world.
Run4Unity aims to cover the earth with a rainbow of peace and unity and help to spread the Golden Rule: Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. Young people involved will be part of a virtual relay race in which the baton will be passed on from one time zone to another and the whole event can be followed by followed via internet.
The virtual baton will pass though many symbolic places: in the Holy Land, for example, youth from Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities will run together in Caesarea Maritima a place of importance for all three faith groups, in Malta the President of the Republic will launch the event, in Northern Ireland the event will take place in Stormount, a place of great significance in the peace process between Nationalists and Unionists.
The marathon will be launched in the Fiji Islands in the Pacific at 3pm local time. At 4pm it will pass to the next time zone. This will continue right up until 3pm in the local time zones of USA and Canada where the marathon will conclude. At events around the world there will be different ‘flash mobs’ that will make the word ‘yes’ in different languages: yes to more peace, solidarity and unity. The youth involved will be connected throughout the day by internet and there will be the possibility to link up with youth in some cities around the world where the event is taking place.
We would love for you to join us in Houston’s event where we want to involve youth from as many communities as possible in saying our ‘yes’ to unity. We will meet from 2pm- 5pm in St. Teresa’s Catholic School in Memorial Park.
Below, along with our contact information, there links where you will find more information as well as photos, videos and messages from Teens4Unity around the world.
For information contact: Kate at 713 869 1571 or email
The El Paso community will also be part of the Run4Unity. You are invited to join them at Eastwood Park baseball field #3 at 8:00 am until 12 pm on May 12. The park is located at 3001 Parkwood Drive. The El Paso community invites public and religious institutions to join them for this event.
For information please call Sandra Castro at 613-3163 or email her at
Visit the Run4Unity website: www.run4unity.net