The relay is travelling a record 230,000km around the world and while in Australia will be carried by 3,800 batonbearers.
Penrith is one of only 4 metro NSW locations the baton will visit during its 10 day route through the state, and Day 41 of the relay will start here. For further information about the relay and FAQs visit the QBR website.
Spectator viewing areas will be set up along Jamison Road (near Cables Wake Park) with parking available within the Panthers carpark as well as at Jamison Park, with ample parking at the netball courts. Due to the scheduling of the relay, spectators should pick a preferred viewing location as the rolling road closures for the convoy’s route to Jamison Park will make it difficult to view it at more than one location.
Jamison Park is an ideal location to view the baton and take part in the community sports activities. From 10am Jamison Park, the city’s sporting hub, will play host to a variety of sporting activities for families to ‘come and try’ as the Queen’s Baton makes its way to the park for an 11am arrival.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), held 4-15 April, will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture.