Nominate someone you think deserves to be recognised for overcoming adversity or for their achievements by carrying a baton for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay and representing North Lincolnshire.
Around 2,000 Batonbearers are required to carry the Baton through England in July 2022. Batonbearers will be selected following a public nomination process. Nominations are open until 14 February 2022.
Batonbearers, who are inspiring individuals that are striving for change in their community, will have the once-in-a-lifetime role of carrying the Baton. In England alone, there will be around 2,000 Batonbearers that will carry the Baton with pride in July 2022. Batonbearers in England will be nominated by members of the public in recognition of their inspiring achievements and stories.
Each Batonbearer segment is approximately 200 metres.
Although the majority of Batonbearers will be nominated through the public nomination process, there will be a wide cross section of society included in the total of the 2,022 Batonbearers, including school children, athletes, high profile sporting personalities, celebrities and sponsor representatives. Over 7,500 Batonbearers will carry the Baton across the Commonwealth.
Batonbearer nomination selection criteria is as follows:
- Always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story.
- Has made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity.
- Is a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best.
- Has taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community
Batonbearers must be 12 or over before 2 June 2022 (the first day of the relay in England). People aged 12 to 18 will require consent from a parent/guardian to participate.