The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the Commonwealth Games. The baton will visit 71 nations and territories, cover 190,000 kilometres and involve a third of the world’s population, making it the world’s most engaging relay.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will be launched at Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II will place Her message to the Commonwealth into the baton.
Over a period of 288 days the baton will cover more than 190,000 kilometres, averaging one to four days in each nation or territory. The first region the baton will be travel to will be Asia, from Asia the baton will travel onto Oceania, Africa, Americas (south), Caribbean, Americas (north) before returning to Europe.
Throughout the Commonwealth the baton will be relayed by thousands of people. Magical memories will be created on this journey across continents, terrains and time-zones. From Sydney Harbour Bridge to the forests of Rwanda; from Pacific Islands to the mountains of Scotland, the baton will showcase each nation and territory in the Commonwealth family before making its way back to Glasgow for the Opening Ceremony.
The finish line is in host nation Scotland just in time for the Opening Ceremony at the Games in Glasgow, where Her Majesty The Queen’s message to the Commonwealth will be read aloud.
You can get more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, its route and timings at www.glasgow2014.com/baton-relay.