How is Relay different?

Relay For Life raises money for Cancer Research UK, ( like Race For Life does) but it is a unique event.  This uniqueness sometimes makes it a bit difficult for people to understand, so we have put together a list of how Relay differs which along with the “What is Relay For Life?” we hope will give you a much better understanding of the event.  If you have any questions then drop us an email or leave a comment at the end of the page.

  • Relay For Life is open to men, women and children of all ages.
  • The event is non-competitive and non-athletic, you don’t have to be fit to take part.
  • The event starts on Saturday morning and finishes on Sunday morning – uniquely spanning the whole night.
  • You take part in Relay as a team.  This means…
    • You can do as much or as little walking as you are willing and able to do.  There is no minimum distance for each member, we just ask that one or more member of the team is on the track at any point in time.
    • Friends, family and colleagues are never more than a stones throw away.  We do not require all team members stay on site for the entire event, however most of the (approximately) 300 team members do and they choose to camp on site over night.
  • The event is not a sponsored walk; so we don’t ask people to donate by the lap. Instead, teams raise money through donations and organise their own fundraising events, activities and collections.
  • Teams get support from the event organising committee which also arranges events and collections where teams just put in what time they can to raise extra funds for their team – this will get your fundraising off to a flying start.
  • The event has three unique, inspirational and moving ceremonies.  The opening ceremony featuring about 100 cancer survivors, candle of hope where over 400 candles are lit in memory of lived ones and a closing ceremony – more details can be found here.

There are lots more reasons, join us to find out more!

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