The Queen’s Baton Relay

qbr-logoThe Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come.

The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.

The GC2018 Relay will be the longest and the most accessible ever, not just passing through, but spending quality time in each community it visits.

The Baton was launched on 13 March 2017 at Buckingham Palace and is on an epic 388-day journey through all nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The BVI Olympic Committee, in its capacity as the BVI Commonwealth Games Association, will host the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in the British Virgin Islands when it arrives from Anguilla on Saturday, July 1, 2017 until the baton and traveling crew depart for Jamaica on Wednesday, July 5.

There will be two days of community wide activity as the relay passes through Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017. See the route and itinerary.

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where Her Majesty, or a representative, will remove the message from the Baton and read it aloud to officially open the Games.