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Join the Festivities: Celebrate “One” Indiana
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers as one of the major commemorative events of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration. Hoosiers will also symbolically “pass the torch” connecting generations to IGNITE our future.
Carrying the Torch: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
The torch will be primarily transported by people, passing the flame from torch bearer to torch bearer. The relay will also employ other modes of conveyance that are symbolic of the history and heritage of Indiana, including watercraft, farm equipment, a racecar, horse and wagon, antique automobile, and others.
Patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay, Indiana’s version will pass through all 92 of the state’s counties, cover 2300 miles over a five week period, averaging 72 miles per day.
Celebrations Along the Route
Festivities will vary from town to town, as communities celebrate the torch in their own special way. A specialized Mobile Visitors Center will be created to accompany the torch on its journey.
The relay will culminate in Indianapolis on the Statehouse Grounds, with a special welcome ceremony and celebration.
Join the festivities and celebrate “One” Indiana with fellow Hoosiers. The success of this initiative will depend on the broad-based participation and cooperation from cities and towns across the state.
NOTE: Bicentennial Torch Relay route is a work in progress.
For questions regarding the Bicentennial Torch Relay, email INTorchRelay@gmail.com