Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen Baton’s 294-day route revealed

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has unveiled the design of The Queen’s Baton and details of the international route for the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay. 

It is a tradition that sees the Baton tour communities across the Commonwealth in the build-up to the games.

The Relay begins on October 7, 2021 at Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will place her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.

It will then take a 294-day journey through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth, arriving back in England in July 2022.

The Baton was created through collaboration with a number of West Midlands-based engineers and designers, including artist Laura Nyahuye and Raymont-Osman Product Design.

Martin Green, Chief Creative Officer at Birmingham 2022, described the Queen’s Baton Relay as a “special tradition for the games” and unveiling its international journey was an “exciting milestone” for the team.

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He said: “The Baton is the stunning result of art, traditional craftmanship and innovative technology, all designed and made right here in the West Midlands, and I can’t wait to see it embark on its epic journey where thousands of Baton bearers will interact with it.

“It will be visiting some wonderful places before arriving back here in Birmingham for the Opening Ceremony on 28 July 2022.”

Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin DBE said: “The Queen’s Baton Relay is one of the most special aspects of the Commonwealth Games as it so vividly symbolises the friendship, respect and unity across our 72 nations and territories.

“I know that communities across the Commonwealth will be so excited to see the Baton as it passes through their own villages, towns and cities.

“I hope that as many Commonwealth citizens as possible can be part of the Relay so that they can experience the true magic of the Commonwealth Games.”

What is the route for the Queen’s Baton relay?

The Baton will travel an international route, spanning an 269 days, spending between two and four days in each nation or territory.

It will cover approximately 90,000 miles as part of this, having over 7,5000 Baton bearers along the way.

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All 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth will be visited, yet the Baton will travel almost half the distance than the previous Gold Coast Queen’s Baton Relay in a bid to reduce the carbon footprint.

1.     Cyprus – 9 October 2021

2.     Malta – 12 October 2021

3.     Nigeria – 16 October 2021

4.     The Gambia – 20 October 2021

5.     Sierra Leone – 23 October 2021

6.     Ghana – 26 October 2021

7.     Cameroon – 29 October 2021

8.     Kenya -2 November 2021

9.     Uganda – 5 November 2021

10.  Rwanda – 10 November 2021

11.  Tanzania – 13 November 2021

12.  Malawi – 17 November 2021

13.  Zambia – 20 November 2021

14.  Mozambique – 23 November 2021

15.  Mauritius – 27 November 2021

16.  Botswana – 30 November 2021

17.  St. Helena – 5 December 2021

18.  South Africa – 8 December 2021

19.  Namibia – 14 December 2021

20.  Eswatini – 17 December 2021

21.  Lesotho – 20 December 2021

22.  Seychelles – 23 December 2021

23.  Pakistan – 27 December 2021

24.  Maldives – 1 January 2022

25.  Sri Lanka – 4 January 2022

26.  Bangladesh – 7 January 2022

27.  India – 12 January 2022

28.  Singapore – 17 January 2022

29.  Malaysia – 22 January 2022

30.  Brunei – 26 January 2022

31.  Papua New Guinea – 30 January 2022

32.  Solomon Islands – 2 February 2022

33.  Nauru – 5 February 2022

34.  Fiji – 13 February 2022

35.  Samoa – 16 February 2022

36.  Tonga – 19 February 2022

37.  Vanuatu – 22 February 2022

38.  Kiribati – 25 February 2022

39.  Tuvalu – 28 February 2022

40.  Niue – 3 March 2022

41.  Cook Islands – 6 March 2022

42.  Norfolk Island – 9 March 2022

43.  New Zealand – 12 March 2022

44.  Australia – 17 March 2022

45.  Belize – 23 March 2022

46.  Guyana – 26 March 2022

47.  Grenada – 30 March 2022

48.  The Bahamas – 3 April 2022

49.  Turks & Caicos – 7 April 2022

50.  Cayman Islands – 12 April 2022

51.  Jamaica – 15 April 2022

52.  Trinidad & Tobago – 19 April 2022

53.  Barbados – 23 April 2022

54.  Montserrat – 26 April 2022

55.  Dominica – 29 April 2022

56.  British Virgin Islands – 3 May 2022

57.  St. Kitts & Nevis – 6 May 2022

58.  Anguilla – 9 May 2022

59.  Antigua & Barbuda – 13 May 2022

60.  St. Lucia – 16 May 2022

61.  St. Vincent & The Grenadines – 19 May 2022

62.  Bermuda – 22 May 2022

63.  Canada – 26 May 2022

64.  Gibraltar – 31 May 2022

65.  Falkland Islands – 7 June 2022

66.  Jersey – 10 June 2022

67.  Guernsey – 13 June 2022

68.  Isle of Man – 16 June 2022

69.  Scotland – 18 June 2022

70.  Northern Ireland – 24 June 2022

71.  Wales – 29 June 2022

72.  England – 4 July 2022

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