Queen’s Baton relays through regional SA | PHOTOS

Ryan Grieger carries the baton through Angaston.
Ryan Grieger carries the baton through Angaston.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay kicked off its South Australian leg on Sunday, February 18.

Four regional Fairfax newspapers, Barossa Herald, Port Lincoln Times, The Islander and The Times in Victor Harbor, were on the ground to cover the Queen’s Baton relay through their regions.

To make it easier for you to recap, we have put together all of our coverage into one map.

The relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay is counting down the days until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

In Australia, the Queen’s Baton will traverse 40,000 kilometres, travelling through every state and territory for 100 days. 

The Queen’s Baton has been carried by more than 190 batonbearers in South Australia.

About 3800 batonbearers will carry the Queen’s Baton across Australia.

The Queen’s Baton Relay started on Commonwealth Day, Monday, March 13, 2017, at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty placed Her message inside of the Baton.

The Queen’s Baton has already been passed between thousands of people for 288 days across Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, building excitement for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000km. 

The distinctive design of the Queen’s Baton captures the boundless energy of the Gold Coast. In form and inspiration, the Queen’s Baton is a symbol of our past, present and future.

The Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on April 4, 2018, where HRH The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the baton and read it aloud to declare the games open.