Relay For Life is a community event that gives everyone a chance to:

  • Celebrate cancer survivors and carers
  • Remember loved ones lost to cancer
  • Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.

Relay For Life is for people of all ages and fitness levels. Anyone can take part! Join a team or come along on the day to do a lap or two.

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What happens at Relay?

Relay For Life begins with an opening ceremony, with cancer survivors and carers 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.
Team members continue to walk or jog until the teams come together for the closing ceremony.

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Relays are held all over New Zealand. The first 2017 Relay will be held in Kapiti 18/19 February. Check here for other locations

Thank you for supporting Relay and our other events – with your help, the Cancer Society supports people with all types of cancer; funds cancer research; and delivers cancer education and advocacy.


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