K2fly is proud to announce that our CEO, Mr Brian Miller, has been nominated to be part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. He will run with the baton in Perth on February 24th 2018. The Gold Coast Games (GC2018) take place in Queensland in April next year.
Brian said, “This is a real honour and privilege, and I’m pleasantly surprised to be granted this opportunity. I was first involved with preparing members of the English Commonwealth Games Team in Brisbane in 1982, and I was part of the Australian management team in Glasgow 2014, so this feels as if everything has now come full circle.
I had the honour of running with the Sydney Olympic Torch in Perth in 2000 and I know that these are wonderful community events when the Games come to the people. I need to run 250 metres, so I hope I can make it !”
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay was launched on Commonwealth Day, 13 March 2017, on the historic forecourt at Buckingham Palace, signalling the official countdown to the start of the Games. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II heralded the start of the relay by placing her ‘message to the Commonwealth and its athletes’ into the distinctive loop-design Queen’s Baton which then set off on its journey around the globe. it will travel for 388 days, spending time in every nation and territory of the Commonwealth. The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay is set to be the longest in Commonwealth Games history. Covering 230,000 km over 388 days, the Baton will make its way through the six Commonwealth regions of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.