The historic Commonwealth Games’ Queen’s Baton Relay is set to pass through every District and Borough of Warwickshire as part of its epic journey to all corners of the Commonwealth.

Birmingham 2022 is staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories.

The Relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.

The Baton is on a 294-day long tour across the Commonwealth, which includes a journey across the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022.

When will the baton arrive in Warwickshire?

Warwickshire will officially welcome the baton on Thursday 21 July 2022 and it will remain in the County until Friday 22 July 2022.

During its time in Warwickshire, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the following notable locations in the County:

  • Thursday 21 July – The baton will pass through North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth and Rugby.
  • Friday 22 July – The baton will pass through Warwick and Stratford Districts.

Thousands of Batonbearers, each with inspiring stories and backgrounds, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during its journey through England. Batonbearers have been nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community, in fields including sport, education, the arts, culture or charity.

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 thrill of Birmingham 2022 in their community.

The Birmingham 2022 website will be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events and where to line the route.