4c Design are pleased to confirm that we will design and produce the iconic 2014 Queen’s Relay Baton that will visit all 70 competing Commonwealth Nations and Territories ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a tradition unique to the Games and seeks to unite the two billion citizens of the Commonwealth in a celebration of sport, diversity and peace.
Glasgow 2014’s baton will itself make history by being the first to visit Rwanda as the relay covers an epic 190,000 km over 288 days.
Weighing no more than 2kg, the baton must be robust enough to withstand all weathers and various transport modes in order to be in constant working order for the 10-month period of the relay.
The baton will be unveiled later this summer and begins its journey on 9 October at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty The Queen will place her message to the Commonwealth inside. From there, the baton will begin its epic worldwide journey on its way to Glasgow. From the plains of Africa to the gleaming skyscrapers of Singapore; from the tiny tropical islands of St Lucia and Dominica to Canada’s snow-capped mountain; the baton will take over land, sea and air before travelling the length and breadth of Scotland on its way to its final destination – the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony.
The final Queen’s baton design will remain a closely guarded secret until a late summer unveiling, but the 4c team will be tracking the journey via video diaries and blogs allowing us to share with you the story of how the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton has evolved.
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