Where is the Commonwealth Baton relay today? Route map for Queen’s Baton and full schedule for Birmingham 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games got started in Birmingham on Thursday evening with a long-awaited opening ceremony.

Over 5,000 athletes will compete in 19 different sports across 11 days, as England hosts the event for the third time in its history.

Before the action gets underway, however, people in the West Midlands will get the chance to catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth’s version of the Olympic flame – the Queen’s Baton. Here’s everything you need to know about how to see it.

Where is the Queen’s Commonwealth baton relay today?

You can find the full route for the Commonwealth baton relay on the official website here.

The Queen’s Baton’s route in the West Midlands ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (Photo: Commonwealth Games)

The key highlights from the final week’s schedule in the West Midlands below, with links to the individual route maps:

Monday 25 July

  • Oldbury: Simpson Street to Oldbury Council House (8.12am to 8.32am)
  • Wednesbury: Wednesbury High Street to Brunswick Park (from 9.47am)
  • Tipton: Albion Street to Victoria Park (11.02am to 11.19am)
  • Cradley Heath: High Street to Haden Hill Park (12.51pm to 1.11pm)
  • Rowley Regis: Haden Hill to High Street Black Heath (1.11pm to 1.39pm)
  • Bearwood: Harborne Road to Lightwoods Park (in transit 2.55pm to 3.18pm, with celebrations 3.18pm to 3.48pm)
  • Smethwick: Galton Bridge to West Bromwich High Street (5.36pm to 5.53pm)
  • West Bromwich: West Bromwich High Street to Sandwell Park (5.53pm to 6.13pm)

Tuesday 26 July

  • Castle Bromwich: Castle Bromwich Hall (8.00am to 8.30am)
  • Chelmsley Wood: North Solihull Sports Center to Station Road (10.22am to 11.10am)
  • Marson Green: NEC, Moxy Fan Zone to Perimeter Road (12.02pm to 12.32pm)
  • Hampton in Arden: Hampton in Arden Recreation Ground to Meriden (1.47pm to 2.07pm)
  • Meriden: Cyclist Memorial to Berkswell Road (1.42pm to 2.41pm)
  • Balsall Common: Hall Meadow Road to Station Road (2.52pm to 3.04pm)
  • Knowle: Kenilworth Road to Grange Road (3.43pm to 4.24pm)
  • Dorridge: Relay finishes at 4.24pm
  • Cheswick Green: Creynolds Lane to Watery Lane (4.47pm to 4.57pm)
  • Hockley Heath: Stratford Road to School Road (4.31pm to 4.42pm)
  • Dickens Heath: Rumbush Lane to Dickens Heath Road (5.01pm to 5.15pm)
  • Shirley: Stretton Road to Stretton Road via Hope Coppice (5.15pm to 5.26pm), Hurdis Road to Stratford Road (5.33pm to 5.52pm)
  • Solihull: Warwick Road to Jubilee Gardens (6.45pm to 7.15pm)

Wednesday 27 July

  • Edgbaston: Botanical Gardens (arrives at 8.00am), Birmingham University North Gate (8.49am to 8.57am)
  • Northfield: Victoria Common to Rowheath Pavilion (9.22am to 9.55am)
  • Hall Green: Swanhurst Park to Sarehole Mill (12.28pm to 12.48pm)
  • Bordesley: Kingscliff Road to Bordesley Green (2.47pm to 3.08pm)
  • Small Heath: Small Heath Park to Waverley Road (from 4.44pm)
  • Birmingham City Centre: Hurst Street to Gas Street Basin (5.45pm and boat trip from 5.58pm), National Sealife Center to Broad Street (from 6.18pm), Centenary Square to Victoria Square (6.45pm to 6.15pm)

Thursday 28 July

  • Birmingham City Centre: Birmingham Children’s Hospital to Woodcock Street (arrives at 8.29am), Georges Park (from 9.33am)
  • Jewelery Quarter (from 8.22am to 8.39am)
  • Perry Barr: Perry Avenue to Perry Avenue tour (9.53am to 10.26am), Trinity Road to Aston Hall (1.37pm to 1.57pm)
  • Sutton Coldfield: Victoria Road x Lower Parade to New Hall Valley (11.17am to 12.07pm), Pype Hayes Park (from 12.25pm)
  • Aston: Relay to Aston Hall (1.13pm to 1.34pm)

In total, by the time the Birmingham 2022 Games get started, more than 180 communities in England will have had a chance to experience the Queen’s Baton across its 2,500-mile route.

It returned to the UK this summer to complete its 294-day tour around 72 Commonwealth countries, and began the English leg of the journey on 4 July.

The baton has been on its relay around England since the first week of July (Photo: Commonwealth Games)

More on Commonwealth Games

What is the Queen’s Baton?

The baton is the vision of designers in the West Midlands, and is described by organizers as “a unique collaboration that fuses science, technology, engineering and art”.

Its design is inspired by “the strength and fortitude of women across the Commonwealth,” reflecting the fact that female athletes will receive more medals than men at this year’s Games.

The Queen placed a message inside the baton at a special event at Buckingham Palace on 7 October 2021.

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Where is the Commonwealth Baton relay today? Route map for Queen’s Baton and full schedule for Birmingham 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games got started in Birmingham on Thursday evening with a long-awaited opening ceremony.

Over 5,000 athletes will compete in 19 different sports across 11 days, as England hosts the event for the third time in its history.

Before the action gets underway, however, people in the West Midlands will get the chance to catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth’s version of the Olympic flame – the Queen’s Baton. Here’s everything you need to know about how to see it.

Where is the Queen’s Commonwealth baton relay today?

You can find the full route for the Commonwealth baton relay on the official website here.

The Queen’s Baton’s route in the West Midlands ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (Photo: Commonwealth Games)

The key highlights from the final week’s schedule in the West Midlands below, with links to the individual route maps:

Monday 25 July

  • Oldbury: Simpson Street to Oldbury Council House (8.12am to 8.32am)
  • Wednesbury: Wednesbury High Street to Brunswick Park (from 9.47am)
  • Tipton: Albion Street to Victoria Park (11.02am to 11.19am)
  • Cradley Heath: High Street to Haden Hill Park (12.51pm to 1.11pm)
  • Rowley Regis: Haden Hill to High Street Black Heath (1.11pm to 1.39pm)
  • Bearwood: Harborne Road to Lightwoods Park (in transit 2.55pm to 3.18pm, with celebrations 3.18pm to 3.48pm)
  • Smethwick: Galton Bridge to West Bromwich High Street (5.36pm to 5.53pm)
  • West Bromwich: West Bromwich High Street to Sandwell Park (5.53pm to 6.13pm)

Tuesday 26 July

  • Castle Bromwich: Castle Bromwich Hall (8.00am to 8.30am)
  • Chelmsley Wood: North Solihull Sports Center to Station Road (10.22am to 11.10am)
  • Marson Green: NEC, Moxy Fan Zone to Perimeter Road (12.02pm to 12.32pm)
  • Hampton in Arden: Hampton in Arden Recreation Ground to Meriden (1.47pm to 2.07pm)
  • Meriden: Cyclist Memorial to Berkswell Road (1.42pm to 2.41pm)
  • Balsall Common: Hall Meadow Road to Station Road (2.52pm to 3.04pm)
  • Knowle: Kenilworth Road to Grange Road (3.43pm to 4.24pm)
  • Dorridge: Relay finishes at 4.24pm
  • Cheswick Green: Creynolds Lane to Watery Lane (4.47pm to 4.57pm)
  • Hockley Heath: Stratford Road to School Road (4.31pm to 4.42pm)
  • Dickens Heath: Rumbush Lane to Dickens Heath Road (5.01pm to 5.15pm)
  • Shirley: Stretton Road to Stretton Road via Hope Coppice (5.15pm to 5.26pm), Hurdis Road to Stratford Road (5.33pm to 5.52pm)
  • Solihull: Warwick Road to Jubilee Gardens (6.45pm to 7.15pm)

Wednesday 27 July

  • Edgbaston: Botanical Gardens (arrives at 8.00am), Birmingham University North Gate (8.49am to 8.57am)
  • Northfield: Victoria Common to Rowheath Pavilion (9.22am to 9.55am)
  • Hall Green: Swanhurst Park to Sarehole Mill (12.28pm to 12.48pm)
  • Bordesley: Kingscliff Road to Bordesley Green (2.47pm to 3.08pm)
  • Small Heath: Small Heath Park to Waverley Road (from 4.44pm)
  • Birmingham City Centre: Hurst Street to Gas Street Basin (5.45pm and boat trip from 5.58pm), National Sealife Center to Broad Street (from 6.18pm), Centenary Square to Victoria Square (6.45pm to 6.15pm)

Thursday 28 July

  • Birmingham City Centre: Birmingham Children’s Hospital to Woodcock Street (arrives at 8.29am), Georges Park (from 9.33am)
  • Jewelery Quarter (from 8.22am to 8.39am)
  • Perry Barr: Perry Avenue to Perry Avenue tour (9.53am to 10.26am), Trinity Road to Aston Hall (1.37pm to 1.57pm)
  • Sutton Coldfield: Victoria Road x Lower Parade to New Hall Valley (11.17am to 12.07pm), Pype Hayes Park (from 12.25pm)
  • Aston: Relay to Aston Hall (1.13pm to 1.34pm)

In total, by the time the Birmingham 2022 Games get started, more than 180 communities in England will have had a chance to experience the Queen’s Baton across its 2,500-mile route.

It returned to the UK this summer to complete its 294-day tour around 72 Commonwealth countries, and began the English leg of the journey on 4 July.

The baton has been on its relay around England since the first week of July (Photo: Commonwealth Games)

More on Commonwealth Games

What is the Queen’s Baton?

The baton is the vision of designers in the West Midlands, and is described by organizers as “a unique collaboration that fuses science, technology, engineering and art”.

Its design is inspired by “the strength and fortitude of women across the Commonwealth,” reflecting the fact that female athletes will receive more medals than men at this year’s Games.

The Queen placed a message inside the baton at a special event at Buckingham Palace on 7 October 2021.

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