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The deadline for nominating torchbearers for the Paralympics is here. Find out how you can still nominate someone.

The paralympic torch relay is called the Journey of Fire. It will take place March 7.

Olympic organizers are looking for 100 people to run the flame from the City and County Building to Rice-Eccles Stadium, where the Paralympic opening ceremonies will happen that evening.

Nominations are due Tuesday, Jan. 15. You can find a nomination form at www.paralympics2002.com .

Nomination forms can be emailed to journeyoffire@saltlake2002.com. Or, fax the nomination form to (801) 364-7644.

Flame runners will be chosen by Jan. 31

The Journey of Fire program includes six days of ceremonies meant to continue the high level of excitement between the Olympic Closing Ceremony and the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. The Journey of Fire is a symbolic movement of fire from the outer edges of Utah to Salt Lake City.

Sixteen Utah communities will hold Community Celebrations to ignite the spirit of the Paralympic Games in their communities.

At the end of the Celebration, the Paralympic flame will be lit in each community in a unique way. At the end of the Community Celebration, the flame will be transferred to a lantern, where it will stay until March 6.

On March 6, all 16 communities will combine flames at the City and County Building in Salt Lake. The flame will stay lit overnight, and on March 7 it will travel, by 100 runners through the streets of Salt Lake to Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium. There it will be transferred to the Paralympic Caldron, which will stay lit for the lenght of the games.