8-City Reliant Energy Torch Relay Across Texas

More than 1,200 of the 10,000 athletes expected to compete in the Summer National Senior Games will be Texans.  The 8-cityReliant Energy Torch Relay Across Texas tour will allow many of them to carry the Fitness Flame torch near where they live. They will also represent the official theme of Long Live the Challenge and promote wellness and healthy aging to their friends and neighbors.  Others devoted to lifelong fitness, dignitaries, celebrities, and representatives of our relay sponsor Reliant Energy will also participate.

Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham will light the Fitness Flame torch and take the first lap around the Saturn V exhibit in Rocket Park at Johnson Space Center to set the theme. The flame will be captured and transported in miner’s lamps and each city relay will be lit from this flame. The tour will feature daily “orbital activity” at interesting settings around the state where everyone can share their torch experience and participate in a recognition event at the close of each activity.

For more information please email torch@2011seniorgames.com.

Relay Tour Schedule

After the Reliant Energy Torch Relay Across Texas begins, click on each date to view photo galleries and follow the tour!

June 8 – “Torch Launch” at Johnson Space Center Rocket Park, 10:00 am

June 9 – Corpus Christi – Orbits on USS Lexington aircraft carrier flight deck, 9:30 am

June 10 – San Antonio – Main Plaza/Riverwalk/Alamo, 9:30 am start at plaza

June 11 – Austin – Ceremony at RunTex- Riverside with relay laps along the Austin skyline, 10:00 am

June12 – North  Texas – Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, 2:30 pm

June 13 – College Station – Senior athletes join with the Texas A&M Women’s Basketball National Champions and circle Reed Arena; also visit to Bush Library, times TBA

June 14 – Beaumont –Spindletop Gladys Boom Town Museum hosts the relay, 9:45 am

June 15 – Galveston – Orbits around the Oleander Bowl at Moody Gardens, 9:15 am

June16 – Houston – Visit City Hall (9:00 am),  historic sites, Houston Astros game (12:30 pm), Reliant Energy HQ (2:00 pm) and the grand “re-entry” and cauldron lighting in the Astra-Zeneca Flame Arrival event at Discovery Green (ceremony begins at 8 pm)

The Summer National Senior Games support Reliant Energy’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of the people and communities it serves.

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