We are delighted to confirm The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be visiting Loughborough.

The Queen’s Baton makes an epic journey across the Commonwealth visiting all 72 nations and territories and will be coming to Loughborough on the afternoon of Monday July 11, 2022.

Residents in Charnwood are being invited to watch the QBR travel through Loughborough and show their support for the Commonwealth Games.

Celebration event

To celebrate the QBR coming to Loughborough, there will be a host of activities and entertainment in Market Place. 

Loughborough town centre will come alive with musical performances and interviews with inspirational community champions throughout the afternoon 

The Baton will arrive in Market Place and onto the stage.

There will also be a number of children’s fairground rides and a food court in the Market Place throughout the day. 

Baton route and timings

Residents are invited to come along and celebrate the QBR travelling through Loughborough.  

There will be a number of opportunities to view the Baton being carried on foot including on Loughborough University campus and in the town centre. 

More details will be published shortly.

Background information

The Relay began on October 7 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is now on its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth before arriving at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2022. 

The Baton will arrive in England on July 4, 2022 and will be carried across the country by 2,022 inspirational Batonbearers, each with incredible stories. 

The international route spans an impressive 269 days, spending between two and four days in each nation or territory, covering approximately 90,000 miles (140,000 kilometres), with over 7,500 Batonbearers trusted with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Baton in their community. 

More information about the Queen's Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games can be found by clicking the link below. 

Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay

Last updated: Wed 11th May, 2022 @ 07:08