There's really nothing unusual about a person running along Belair Road in Perry Hall—unless they're carrying a lit torch.
Tracy Dietrich, a professional photographer, was driving with her kids when they spotted a man running southward, pushing hard through the drizzling rain and carrying a burning torch. Dietrich's daughter took a few seconds of cell phone video and they did some investigating.
"It turns out it was a something really cool," she told Patch Wednesday evening.
Dietrich said she's fairly certain the runner was participating in the World Harmony Run, which cut through Perry Hall on its way from Wilmington to Baltimore on Wednesday.
According to its official website:
The 2012 World Harmony Run is a global relay founded by peace leader Sri Chinmoy that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand travelling through over 100 nations around the globe. The World Harmony Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
Did you see the runner on Wednesday? Are you glad Perry Hall got to participate in the World Harmony Run? Tell us in the comments.