The Mazda ute will become the relay baton as it passes through 3 States from NSW, to Victoria and into SA. The 50 Rotary clubs in the district will all be involved as they hold events along the route, designed to encourage community participation and involvement.

The ute will start its journey in Broken Hill on Friday 15th September, 2017 wending its way through Sunraysia, the Riverland, the Murraylands, the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula before it enters the Adelaide metropolitan area around the 7th October.

The ute will be present at several city venues before making its final appearance at Port Adelaide near the One and All sailing ship on Tuesday 24th October to coincide with World Polio Day.

Rotary International has partnered with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, The Centres for Disease Control and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide funding to eradicate Polio worldwide. To date only two countries are still showing active cases of polio: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Nigeria is celebrating 12 months free of any new cases. However, while polio still exists somewhere in the world, no country can be entirely safe from re infection. The raffle and the proceeds from fundraising events along the route of the relay will go towards this worldwide effort to eradicate polio