To celebrate its bicentennial year, Macomb County is hosting a 200-mile, non-stop torch relay starting on June 21 in downtown Mount Clemens at 5:40 am and ending on June 22, kicking off the Mount Clemens' fireworks celebration. Similar to the opening of the Olympics, this event will represent the strong spirit of our community, showcasing its pride and resilience. It will bring people together and honor the individuals who sacrificed and worked hard to make our region what it is today.
All told, it will be a spectacular event, made even more special by the 200 residents and community leaders who have volunteered to run and carry one-of-a-kind torches. Over the course of 40 hours, these runners will traverse all 27 county communities, Lake St. Clair and Stony Creek Metropark, Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Macomb Community College.
That's a lot of ground to cover - so we are asking you, the residents of Macomb County, to come out and cheer them on!
Give our torchbearers the support they need as they runthrough your community. Bring your cameras, noisemakers and flashlights (for the evening portion) and let these men and women know that they are doing a great job. By showing this support, you will not only give these runners a boost, you will also celebrate Macomb County and its 200th anniversary.
We are all lucky to live, work and play in such a vibrant and friendly area. So come on out to the relay route and demonstrate your community pride.
For information about the route, runners and timing for when the torch will be coming through your community, visit the Macomb200.macombgov.org