COFFS Harbour will play a role in celebrating 30 years of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run next year.
The annual global relay promotes international friendship and understanding through sport, meditation and spiritual well-being.
Next year's run stops in the city when it travels from Brisbane to Perth carrying the flaming peace torch.
The relay is estimated to arrive in Coffs Harbour on May 2 when they will visit schools as part of their promotion of spirituality.
Peace runner Arnimesh Harrington said the run was centred on the concept of self-contentment.
"The peace run is enabling a little bit of inspiration to get to people and its the sharing of that feeling of oneness," he said.
"If we can see that beyond our differences of race and religion and all of those things then we can see the world as one fantastic place."
Since its establishment in 1987, the run has traversed more than 100 nations spreading the message of inner peace to millions.