The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to confirm the thousands of spirited and dedicated individuals, each with inspiring stories, who will take on the special responsibility of carrying The Queen’s Baton on its Relay through England this summer.
The Queen’s Baton stands as a symbol of Birmingham 2022 and connects people from across the Commonwealth, bringing forward a sense of belonging and unity on a worldwide scale. At the heart of this symbolic relay, remains The Queen’s unwavering belief that friendly competition and sport can help build communities and inspire peace.
With each leg of the journey, Batonbearers will take on a once in a lifetime opportunity to carry The Queen’s Baton, inspiring others, and building excitement for the spectacle of the Games.
The epic 90,000-mile journey began on the 7th of October in London, where The Queen placed a written message inside of the Baton at Buckingham Palace. The Baton is visiting 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, later arriving in London on the 2nd of June for a four-day tour, before resuming the international journey overseas. On the 4th of July, the baton will once again return to England, where it will embark on a 25-day tour across the country.
The Baton will reach the end of its journey at Alexander Stadium on the 28th of July for the Opening Ceremony. At this point, the final Batonbearer will pass the Baton to Her Majesty The Queen, who will remove the message and read it aloud to signify the official opening of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
As the Official Overlay Supporter of the Games, GL events UK has the opportunity to nominate Batonbearers to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay. Each nominee has been carefully selected, either from within its own workforce, or from individuals across its social value partnerships with local charities and community organisations. Each of the nominees has compelling and inspirational stories, that are well aligned with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games’ criteria.
GL events UK will announce its own nominated Batonbearers shortly, stay tuned to find out more!