It will travel through 1,019 communities, over a period of 70 days, and this week the Olympic Torch Relay returns to the Midlands.
It started on 19th May at Land's End, and over the next eight days, the Flame will travel from Lincolnshire through Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Cambridgeshire.
It will be held by 8,000 Torchbearers and travel across 8,000 miles, with a total of 66 evening celebrations taking place across the UK during the Relay.
The Olympic Torch has already visited Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, with evening celebrations in Worcester and Stoke-on-Trent.
This time round, celebrations will take place in Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Peterborough.
The torch leaves the region on July 4th heading to East Anglia and the South East.
On Friday July 27th, the Torch will finish its Relay at the Olympic Park for the opening ceremony and the official start of the London 2012 games.
We've provided a day-by-day guide of the Olympic Torch in the Midlands region.