Show-Me STATE GAMES participants and the public are welcome and encouraged to attend all torch run events.  In addition to the running of the torch, the free event will include speakers from the Show-Me STATE Games and Shelter Insurance®, as well as Mayor Sally Faith from St. Charles.

The 2013 Show-Me STATE GAMES will take place July 19-21 and July 26-28 in Columbia. The torch will be traveling across Missouri during the weeks leading up to the GAMES.   Beginning in Springfield on June 25, the torch will travel from Joplin on June 26 to Lee's Summit on July 2, St. Charles on July 9, and Jefferson City on July 19. From Jefferson City, the torch will make its way to Shelter Insurance® in Columbia and then reach its final destination, Mizzou Arena, for the Opening Ceremonies kicking off July 19 at 7 p.m. 

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