The Flame will be carried through 14 communities by 138 Torchbearers including Olympian Mark Foster.
The day will start at Christchurch Mansion House where the Flame will be transferred from the lantern to the first Torch of the day. Promising young athlete Emily Rogers, 18, from Bury St Edmunds is the day's first Torchbearer, having been nominated through the LOCOG campaign.
Highlights of the day include the Flame visiting Hadleigh Farm – the venue for the Mountain Bike competition at London 2012 – where it will carried on a mountain bike by fitness instructor Kim Axford from Canvey Island.
Mark Foster, one of Britain’s most successful swimmers, will carry the Flame in Southend-on-Sea having been nominated for his contribution to swimming and inspiring young athletes through his support of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.
The evening celebration will take place at Hylands House in Chelmsford from 5pm. The line up includes music from Morning Parade, a dance troupe who will provide a unique fusion of street performance, theatre and sport, and dance act Twist and Pulse.
The Flame will be carried through the following communities: Ipswich, Colchester, Hatfield Peverel, Heybridge, Maldon, Rayleigh, Southend-on-Sea, Hadleigh, Basildon, Grays, Herongate, Brentwood and Chelmsford.
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