Last updated 13 July 2022
Join in the fun! The Queen’s Baton Relay comes to Stockport this Sunday
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Stockport this weekend on Sunday, July 17 and there’s a busy schedule of events and activities taking place!
Birmingham is the home of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Queen’s Baton Relay has already completed its epic journey across the commonwealth, is currently making its honorary 25-day final tour across the UK before arriving in Birmingham for the opening ceremony of the Games.
Stockport is honoured to be receiving The Queen’s Baton, which will be making its way along our very own relay route, carried by our nominated runners who have all shared their own inspiring stories, personal experiences and the challenges they have faced.
Members of the public are encouraged to come down to St. Peters Square for 10am for an array of activities, and to cheer on our runners as part of this historic event.
As the baton makes its way from St Peter’s Square and through Market Place, we will be commemorating and celebrating with a host of different groups and organisations such as Active Community Experiences (ACE), who will be getting everyone moving with free multi-sports activities from 10am – 11am.
England Netball will also be at St. Peter’s Square with their nets, offering people the chance to join in for some fun, free netball activities, beginners are welcome! Furthermore, Kru Mike from Stockport’s Master Sken Muay Thai Academy will be taking part in live demonstrations, showcasing martial arts, and encouraging fitness, skills and mental discipline.
And finally, Strawberry Radio, Stockport’s local radio station will also be there bringing the party vibe across their PA system!
Councillor Mark Hunter, Leader of Stockport Council had the following to say: “We are so excited to be welcoming The Queen’s Baton Relay to Stockport after it’s long journey across the commonwealth, we would love to see St. Peter’s Square bustling with support and full of residents getting involved with our range of physical activities. You can also support our runners, many of whom are from Stockport and the North West, all the way along the route.”
To ensure that everyone stays safe, Greater Manchester Police will be present and remain vigilant throughout the duration of the event. If you see something suspicious, please speak to and report it to a nearby police officer or member of event staff immediately.
To find out the full route that the Queen’s Baton Relay will take, please visit: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/queens-baton-relay-2022-stockport-route-revealed.