After coming into country on Tuesday, when it travelled from Shropshire, to Stafford and Stone, the relay kicked into gear with a journey through the eastern areas of the county on Wednesday, with trips to areas of reflection, historic city centres and places of natural beauty.
Hundreds of people came out to see the baton and cheer on the baton-bearers as the relay travelled across the National Memorial Arboretum, Lichfield, Burntwood, Chasetown and Chasewater Country Park.
The National Memorial Arboretum, in Alrewas, was one of the showpiece locations for the relay, with nine baton-bearers taking the baton on a route around the 150-acre site.
Major Naveed Muhammed MBE took the baton up to the Armed Forces Memorial at the centre of the Arboretum and said it was a humbling experience to be a baton-bearer.
He said: "I've been really excited about today and I've had a chance to meet some of the other baton-bearers and we're all equally full of energy.
"It's a great opportunity to play our part in what is an equally important opportunity for the country and Commonwealth and being able to do it here at the Arboretum is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"My wife and daughter has been here today and I know they were looking forward to it as much as I was."
Sebbie and Ashley Hall enjoy a photo with Perry the Bull and members of the Games team at the @Nat_Mem_Arb pic.twitter.com/LrNjClllTm— James Vukmirovic (@jamesvukmirovic) July 20, 2022
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Major Naveed Muhammad poses with the Baton at the Armed Forces Memorial at the @Nat_Mem_Arb pic.twitter.com/TTGlhgf438— James Vukmirovic (@jamesvukmirovic) July 20, 2022
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At the visitor centre, members of the public had come to get a seat to watch the start of the relay, with Carol Penman, from Alrewas, saying she had been looking forward to seeing it.
She said: "It's really great to be able to see the baton as it was made in this area and it's going to be really good to see it go by the main memorials here.
"This is a special place for anyone who lost someone in conflict and it's wonderful to see the baton coming here and the Arboretum being represented in the Commonwealth Games."
Lucy Wilkinson had come to the Arboretum with her children Liam and Sophie from Burton-upon-Trent, and said she hadn't realised the relay was taking place there, but was delighted to see it.
She said: "It's fantastic to know it's here, even though we're seeing it by accident, but there's so much history here and I'm glad to see the baton coming here."
Local fundraiser Sebbie Hall was the person to bring the baton back to the centre, where a ceremony of remembrance took place at 11am.
His mother Ashley, who also took part in the relay, said it has been a wonderful honour to see her son be part of the relay.
She said: "It's just once in a lifetime and it's been the most amazing day, so organised and we've felt so special all day.
"Seeing Sebbie be the last baton-bearer here has been incredible and so nice because he has done so much for people over the last few years and it's great to know he's part of the Games."
After leaving Alrewas, the baton journeyed down the A38 to Lichfield, where it was met by crowds lining the streets, as well as taking a trip to the historic Lichfield Cathedral.
Following that, it was carried through Burntwood and Chasetown before taking a trip on the water at Chasewater Country Park.
Mental health leader Stuart Bratt was part of the relay in Burntwood and said he hadn't followed the relay route as he wanted to have the feeling on the day.
He said: "I was really excited about doing it and didn't keep track of it as I just wanted to turn off and enjoy the day however it comes.
"It's amazing to be part of it and I said it's 219 yards of fame and a part of history that probably will never come to this area again.
A big celebration event was held at the park, featuring opportunities to try new sports and enjoy a cold drink by the water, and saw a large crowd turn out to see the relay.
Robert Law came with his wife, Heather, to watch the relay and said it made him feel like the Games were beginning.
He said: "This is the start as far as we're concerned, seeing the baton being exchanged and it's great to be here in a beautiful setting to see it.
"Chasewater is a hidden gem and great to come to, especially seeing deer, and I love the fact that the relay is here as it brings it closer to the Commonwealth Games."
The baton was taken around the park and then handed to wakeboarder Sebastian Kerns, who rode the board several times around the lake with the baton strapped to his arm.
Among the baton-bearers at the park were Midlands Langar Seva Society members Parnjit Bahyia and Sharon Heer, who both spoke of their pride of being involved.
Parnjit said: "I'm really proud to be representing the society as a baton-bearer and to be part of this amazing event is such a privilege."
Sharon said: "I was very surprised when I got nominated and I'm very overwhelmed, but also very proud to be part of this and part of the Commonwealth Games."