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THE ROAD TO PEACE

Fostering Peace in a Divided Region

A 20 day run from Lebanon to Jordan, Israel and Palestine.

 

The Middle East Peace Run was 1500km in length and brought  people together across many cities, ending in Jerusalem.  

Throughout the run, people from all walks of life came out in support of peace in the region, following Pat's example of putting one step in front of the other. It shows us that peace is what the people want. 

“As far as I’m concerned, this run isn’t about breaking records or achieving personal goals; it’s about bringing a very clear message to everybody that I meet along the way, ordinary people, to find a voice for their politicians to just get on with the peace process.”

Pat Farmer

 


There were four goals to this project:

1. To strengthen popular aspirations to peace

2. To bring people together through sport

3. To promote the positive value of sport and

4. To highlight the region's unique culture, attractions and people

The Run

Lebanon

Pat began his peace run on 1 May 2014 in the Cedars of Lebabon, travelling through the cities of Tripoli and Byblos and into Beirut. 

Jordan
Flying from Beirut to Amman in Jordan, Pat commenced his run south through Madaba, Al Qatrana, Jurt Ad Darish, Ma'an, Al Rashidiya to Aqaba.

Israel

From Aqaba, Pat crossed the border into Eilat, Israel.
He ran towards Beer Sheva and onto Tel Aviv. From Tel Aviv, Pat travelled to Haifa and onto Nazareth.

Palestine 
Heading to the West Bank, Pat ran through Nablus, Rowabi and Ramalla and ended his 19th day of the Journey running through Bethlehem to the finale on 20 May 2014 in Jerusalem. 

Crew: 

Katie Walsh - logistics manager and assistant to Pat

Brooke Farmer - logistics and media liason

Susan Paget - journalist

Film Crew x 4

THE START: LEBANON
THE ROAD TO PEACE DOCUMENTARY TRAILER