The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is approaching quickly! The over 2,200 torchbearers, representing all 92 Indiana counties will be announced on Wednesday, June 29th at 10 a.m. ET at the Indiana Statehouse.
Speakers will include the Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb and Mark Newman, the Executive Director for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.
The official list of torchbearers will be released to the public on June 29. People from every county, age and walk of life will be represented for this historic occasion. The torchbearers were nominated by local community members, and selected by each county individually.
The torchbearers will not only be walking or running with the torch, but also using unique methods of transportation, such as a race car, boat, and train. Both the method of the relay and the route itself will show off Indiana’s great history and heritage. The route travels through 260 cities and towns, 17 state and national parks, nine lakes and rivers, 27 sites of historic significance, 22 colleges and universities and dozens of important Hoosier landmarks and destinations.
The Torch Relay begins in Corydon on September 9th and ends on October 15th in Indianapolis at the Statehouse with a big celebration. Check out the route map and schedule to see when the torch will be going through your area.
The torchbearer uniform will be unveiled and modeled by several local torchbearers. The Bicentennial Torch Relay Subarus that will travel with the Torch Relay will also be on display.
The torch was designed by engineers at Purdue University, and they are currently producing the 20 torches that will be used in the relay. You can learn more about how the physical torch here.