Ballarat 2024

Welcome!

Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services.

Relay is a chance for the community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, those going through a cancer experience and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost and to raise money to help save more lives.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year and make strides towards a cancer free future. Start or join a team in the 2024 Ballarat Relay today!

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Registration

Relay For Life offers pricing for adults, youth and families depending upon how early you register prior to your event. Please refer to the below table for more information.

Pricing Structure

Youth (6-17) Adult Family**

Super Early Bird

Ends
Sun 10 Dec 2023

$25 $30 $65

Early Bird
11 Dec 2023
to

 21 Jan 2024

$25 $35 $75
General
22 Jan 2024
to
25 Feb 2024
$30 $40 $85

Event Weekend 

26 Feb 2024

to

2 Mar 2024

$40 $50 $95


*Children under 6 can enter the event for free.

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 12.00pm

Candlelight Ceremony: 8.30pm

Closing Ceremony: 9.45pm

Information Session

Come find out more about the Ballarat 2024 Relay

Meeting dates to be confirmed. For more information please contact 1300 65 65 85.

Awards

Awards available at the event include:

  • Top Fundraising Team
    Spirit of Relay
  • Best Dressed Team
  • Best Campsite 
  • Relay's Got Talent

Find us on Social!

Connect with us to keep up-to-date with all things Relay:

On The Day

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because the Relay has arrived! Head on down early to check-in and pick up an event program, site map and shirts or merchandise at the registration desk upon arrival.

Here's what to expect at Relay. 

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers walk
  • Candlelight Ceremony
  • Closing ceremony
  • Entertainment, kids activities and live music (throughout the day and night)
  • Keep those team members walking!

You don’t have to stay on the track into the night, but we encourage teams to have at least one person on the track at all times to get the most out of your Relay experience.

What to bring to Relay

Be sure to come to Relay prepared! Check the forecast the night before and be prepared for inclement weather. Remember, Relay runs into the night and can be cold. Here is a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day:

  • Tent(s),marquees for your campsite
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Your Relay For Life shirt
  • Comfortable walking/running shoes
  • Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.)
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc.)
  • A change of clothes
  • Folding chairs and tables
  • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold or damp ground)
  • Campsite decorations and team banners
  • Team costumes
  • Your team!

What not to bring

  • Pets (guide dogs and service dogs are welcome)
  • Bikes, scooters or roller blades/skates
  • Glass
  • Remember, Relay For Life is a smoke-free event.

Program

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Thanks for your interest in Relay For Life! Here’s an overview of what will be happening on the day.

Time Activity Location
11.00 am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
12.00pm Opening Ceremony Stage
12.15pm Survivors & Carers Walk Track
8.30pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage
9.45pm Closing Ceremony Stage

Sponsors

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Thanks to our fantastic sponsors:

Relay For Life is a community event and it would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.  In particular, there are local businesses that provide us with monetary and in-kind support.

If you would like your business to become a sponsor of Relay For Life contact the Community Giving Coordinator via Rachel Leonard:  1300 65 65 85 or ballaratrfl@cancervic.org.au

Leaderboard

Raised so far

$24,923

Our goal

$50,000