By the time the 190,000km trip has been completed next June, Glasgow will be ready to host the biggest sporting event in the city's history.
The Baton may well be off to far flung places, but the Games is well and truly at the heart of life in Glasgow today.
Across the city the venues are taking shape and work is being done to ensure not only are the facilities ready, but the city looks its best to welcome the visitors.
A Glasgow schools baton is also embarking on a journey around the city where pupils are learning about the Commonwealth and its many countries, their cultures and customs.
In the months to come the final preparations will come to ahead but it must also be ensured that this opportunity to change the city and improve our health and wellbeing is not missed.
There are many good initiatives and a lot of cash is being invested in the legacy project.
Just now we are looking ahead to a spectacular sporting event, and in the future when we look back on 2014 it has to be not just on the great memories, but also on a time when Glasgow took the opportunity it created for itself.