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54 Minute Peace Run

Gregory Johnson > Journal

Photos from the 54 Minute Peace Run are now available. I call this the “54 Minute Peace Run” because the run includes a National Peace Site as the main landmark for the run.  The National Peace Site includes the familiar pillar that proclaims “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in many languages. The run takes about 54 minutes, a number divisible by 18 — the numerical equivalent for Chai which means life in Hebrew. So, “Peace” and “Life” are my meditations and focus for this run. When I reach the National Peace Site, I navigate the labyrinth at the National Peace Site and then continue to the trail that loops through Ragle park.

The running route that I follow in the morning (each morning since last Friday morning, July 18, 2008) takes me through the resident gardens of Burbank Heights, through the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm, past the Chuck Sharp Cottage Garden, through the Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery where many veterans of war are buried, west along Bodega Avenue (Bodega Highway / Highway 12), north west along Ragle Road past the “War is Not the Answer” sign to the Ragle Ranch Regional Park where there is a National Peace Site. A slideshow of the run is below.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com