Indiana Bicentennial Torchbearer Nominations Due Jan. 31

Posted On January 28, 2016

By Travis Thayer


(Undated) – Time is running out to submit torchbearer nominations for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.

A statewide relay will traverse over 2,300 miles during a five-and-a-half week journey. It will kick off on September 9 in Corydon – the state’s original capital city – and end on the statehouse ground in Indianapolis on October 15 after traveling through each of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Torchbearers must meet specific criteria to be considered as an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Torchbearer. The criteria is outlined below:

  • Must be a current or former resident of the county in Indiana in which they are being nominated.
  • Can be of any age to participate as a Torchbearer. Those nominees selected under the age of 14 will be subject to specific rules and requirements for youth.
  • Must possess the physical adaptive ability to carry the torch a minimum of .25 miles or engage the assistance of another person or mounting bracket.
  • If selected, those under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian to complete the Torchbearer Waiver Form with a signature.
  • May be nominated posthumously. A substitute Torchbearer can be submitted to carry on behalf of the nominee.
  • May be subject to a criminal background check.

Nomination forms can be completed online or submitted via U.S. Mail or dropped off at a county designated location.  The online nomination form can be found here.

Nomination forms for torchbearers are due by Sunday, January 31. A committee from each county will select that county’s torchbearers.