The route is set for this fall’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. The event, patterned after the Olympic torch relay, will start in Corydon on Sept. 9 and travel more than 3,200 miles through all 92 counties. Corydon was chosen as the starting destination as it was Indiana’s original capitol.
More than 2,000 torchbearers will shepherd the flame through the state along a route designed to showcase Indiana’s natural beauty, local interest and historic significance to the state. Each county’s bicentennial committee solicited nominees to carry the torch. That list is being vetted at the state level now.
Communities along the torch route will host celebrations as the flame passes through. A specialized Mobile Visitors Center will accompany the torch along its journey.
The torch will come up U.S. 35 into Pulaski County on Friday, Oct. 7th and along part of the Panhandle Pathway. A celebration is planned in the Winamac Town Park.
From there it will head into Starke County up U.S. 35 to State Road 10 into North Judson, take a ride on the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum’s rail line, travel north out of town onto 350 West to Toto Road and into Knox, where an overnight stop is planned before heading north to St. Joseph County the following day.
Marion County is the final stop along the 92 county relay route. An all-day celebration is planned in Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Visit http://www.in.gov/ibc/torchrelay/2624.htm for details about the route.