Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Dudley as full England route revealed
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Dudley borough during its final journey through England this summer.
Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before concluding its journey at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022.
On Sunday 24 July, Dudley borough will officially welcome the Baton, which will visit several locations in Dudley, Brierley Hill, Halesowen and Stourbridge.
These include the Waterfront, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Zoo & Castle, Halesowen Fun Run, Mary Stevens Park and the Red House Glass Cone.
In England, the Queen’s Baton Relay will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of showstopping sport nears ever closer.
Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community.
Councillor Patrick Harley, leader elect of Dudley Council, said:
The Queen’s Baton Relay will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for Dudley. We’re immensely proud to welcome the Queen’s Baton to our borough after its long journey across the globe.
We’re organising a number of events where our residents will be able to see the Baton and get involved in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games.
Thousands of Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during the journey through England, including those nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community.
The confirmed local authority Batonbearer in Dudley is Sgt. Adam Sefton, who was nominated for his outstanding efforts to train and support Army reservists across the borough, as well as his campaigning work for mental health charities.
For more information on the Commonwealth Games events taking place in Dudley borough this summer, including the men’s and women’s cycling time trials, visit our Commonwealth Games hub.