It is anticipated that the number of torchbearers per day will be between 80 and 90 (depending on the route), with each torchbearer set to run a distance of approximately 200 metres.
While each torchbearer will run alone, certain legs will feature a group of runners (team torchbearers).
There will be a live stream and information on social media, so everyone can enjoy the Torch Relay - even if they are not present.
Transfer by vehicle
Once the relay has been completed at a local municipality, the flame will be transferred by vehicle to the next local municipality. While being transported, the flame will be placed in a lantern. After arriving at the next local municipality, the relay will resume.
* It is anticipated that the flame will not be on public display during transportation.
Relays in remote locations
When the flame is originally kindled in Greece, both a ‘parent’ flame and ‘child’ flame are created.
Generally, only the ‘parent’ flame is used; however, when the relay is taking place in remote locations, the flame will be placed in a lantern during transportation and after which, the ‘child’ flame will be used. The ‘parent’ flame and the ‘child’ flame are never carried by torchbearers simultaneously; only one is used during each leg of the relay.