International Relay for Peace stopping in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A major international relay for peace will make its way through West Michigan this week. The Oneness-Home Peace Run spans more than 100 countries, passing the torch from hand to hand, city to city, nation to nation.

The relay hopes to be a universal statement of the potential for world peace. The idea is that each community and each individual can impact the world toward a culture of friendship and harmony.

The international team of 12 runners covers up to 100 miles a day. The North American leg of the relay started in April in New York City.

Runners will pass through Three Rivers and Kalamazoo Wednesday.

They will carry on to Battle Creek Thursday.

Anyone is welcome to join the Peace Run at any point along the journey, whether it's a few steps, a few blocks or a few miles.

To find out the current location of the runners, call 888-882-4081.

It is completely free to participate.

You can learn more by clicking HERE.