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Sat 28 Feb 2015, 4:00pm
Sun 1 Mar 2015, 12:00am–8:00am

Where: Giesen Sports and Events Centre, 8 Uxbridge St, Renwick, Blenheim, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early bird Registration (before Oct 2014): $15.00
  • General Registration: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: zoeg

What is Relay For Life?
Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. Relay For Life is for people of all ages and fitness levels - anyone can take part!

What happens at Relay For Life?
Relay For Life begins with a moving Opening Ceremony, with cancer survivors and caregivers leading the first lap of the event. Next, team members take to the track. Most walk, while some prefer to jog or run. When they're not on the track, teams enjoy a festive, family-friendly environment with heaps of activities and entertainment. Later in the evening, a Candlelight Ceremony is held to remember love ones affected by cancer. Personally-inscribed candle bags are placed around the track, and their light emits a warm glow throughout Relay venue. Team members continue to walk or jog through the night. In the morning, teams come together for an inspiring Closing Ceremony.

Why is Relay For Life held overnight?
Team members walk and jog through the night, symbolising the fact that cancer never sleeps. However, people taking part may come and go as they like.