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The Olympic flame is on its way on Saturday 7 July 2012

The Olympic flame has now arrived in the UK making its way around the country and it will pass through Harlow on Saturday 7 July 2012.

In Harlow the Olympic Flame will be carried from outside the entrance of Harlow Leisurezone on Second Avenue at 8am, before making its way up Velizy Avenue. The torch will then go through Eastgate, Market Square, Westgate and onto Haydens Road down to the roundabout at Third Avenue.

Councillor Jean Clark, Portfolio Holder for Community & Social Inclusion, said: “This is going to be a once in the lifetime opportunity for residents. Please come along and cheer on the Olympic Torchbearers and take part in a huge day of celebration!”

Along the route there will be live performances, music and giveaways.

To view the Harlow Olympic Torch Relay Map please follow the link below:

Harlow Olympic Torch Relay (PDF)

The Community Torchbearers who will carry the flame through Harlow are:

Jack Booth, 16 from Romford

Jeanne Stacey, 44 from Harlow

Nacho Hernandez Mazo, 31, from San Adrian, Spain

Neil Humber, 41 from Sawbridgeworth

Tianbiao Ni, 44 from Hangzhou, China

A day of celebration

After the Torch Relay the celebrations will continue with a day of activities in Harlow Town Centre. You will have the opportunity to take part in Harlow’s very own Community Torch Relay. Families are encouraged to make their own Olympic Torch and get involved in the Community Relay Procession that will be linking each of the events at each venue, everyone who participates will receive a certificate commemorating their involvement in this special event.

Harlow Olympic Torch Relay Entertainment Programme - Saturday 7 July 2012

Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue
Look out for great activites at Leisurezone, which start early - be there! Leisurezone will also be taking activities to the Town Centre later in the day. Don't miss out!

7.30am - 8.20am
Throughout the Torch Relay route Live performances, music and giveaways

8.20am - 9.15am
The Water Gardens Shopping Centre
Live acts, music, activities and competitions

9.20am - 9.30am
Community Relay Procession
Through the Water Gardens and Broad Walk to the Harvey Centre

The Harvey Centre
Arrival of Community Relay

9.30am - 10.20am
Live acts, music, activities and competitions

10.20am - 10:30am
Community Relay Procession
Through the Harvey Centre to Broad Walk


Broad Walk
Arrival of Community Relay

10.30am - 4.30pm
‘The Great McDonald’s Mascotathon’
Music and activities including five game areas in Broad Walk

Meet the official London 2012 Mascot Wenlock

The Official London 2012 Mascot will be making five, 30 minute special appearances at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm in Broad Walk.

* Activities and times are subject to change



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