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Queens Baton Relay – 30th January 2018
This year Orange has been selected as the venue for the Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of this years Gold Coast Commonwealth Games starting in April.
The last time the Baton Relay was in Orange was ahead of the 2006 Melbourne games.
Orange is only one of 3 cities in the central west of NSW selected to host the relay on its journey from England to the Gold coast. The relay began at Buckingham Palace in April 2017 when the Queen placed a message to the Commonwealth into the baton. Runners have carried it through the Commonwealth countries in Africa, The Americas, The Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania and reached Australia in December. It will reach the games by 4th April 2018.
The Gold Coast games relay has been the longest in history spanning 388 days and 230,000km.
During this fabulous historical event, the Orange City Council will have many events in Orange to celebrate its passage through the city. People will also be lining the streets as the baton runs through Orange streets.
Come along and enjoy the celebration of this event.