Border 2022

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 with other local community members, take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life and make strides towards a cancer free future: start or join a team in the 2022 Border Relay today!
If you have any questions reach out to your Local Event Contact: Kate Kiernan 02 6937 2600 | kate.kiernan@nswcc.org.au

Registration 

Standard                 From 23 July 2022: $25 per person

Family Pricing

Standard      From 23 July 2022: $60 per family

  •  Child ticket - under 8 free, 8-13 years, $15 
  •  Student ticket - under 18 or with student card, $20 
  •  T-shirt - on the day, $15 

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 10.00am on Saturday 22 October  

Candlelight Ceremony: 7.45pm on Saturday 22 October 

Closing Ceremony: 9.30pm on Saturday 22 October 

Relay Hero's

Border Relay for Life is looking for a 2022 Relay Hero.

To nominate a person as this year’s Relay Hero please call Rhiannon 0439 131 851 or Leanne 0419 239 977.

Information Sessions

Come find out more about the Border Relay!

Information Sessions will be held on the following dates at the Albury Commercial Club:

- September 20th at 7pm 

- October 4th at 7pm

- October 18th at 7pm

Join our Border Relay For Life Facebook Page to keep up to date 

Join us to find out more how you can make a difference through participating in Relay For Life. Already participating? Come along and we can answer all your questions about the day. 

Awards

Awards available at the event will include: 

  •  Miss Relay - Crowd Favourite
  •  Miss Relay - Highest Funds Raised
  •  Best Decorated Site
  •  Highest Funds raised by a team
  •  Highest Funds raised by a school with less than 500 students
  •  Highest Funds raised by a school with more than 500 students

Find us on Social!

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

What happens on the day?

Get excited because the Relay has arrived! 

Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Relay event coordinator: Kate Kiernan – 02 6937 2600 | kate.kiernan@nswcc.org.au for special info about the Border Relay: 

  • Opening Ceremony 
  • Survivors and Carers Walk 
  • Candlelight Ceremony of Hope 
  • Closing ceremony 
  • Keep those team members walking! 

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’s a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day: 

  • 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 
  • Picnic gear (esky, cutlery, cups, water bottle, food and drink). 
  • Folding chairs and tables 
  • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold or damp ground) 
  • Campsite decorations and team banners 
  • Team costumes 
  • Money and loose change 
  • Camera to capture those special moments 
  • Any used or unused raffle books 
  • Your team! 

What not to bring

  • Pets (guide dogs and service dogs are welcome) 
  • Bikes, scooters or roller blades/skates 
  • Glass 
  • Fundraising money that you want to bank (please bank any money prior to the event or the next business day after Relay) 
  • Remember, Relay For Life is a smoke-free and alcohol-free event. 

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

Saturday 22 October 2022

Time Activity Location
8:00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
10:00am Opening Ceremony Stage
10:20am Survivors & Carers Walk Track
8:00pm Hope Ceremony Stage
10:00pm Closing Ceremony Stage

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 local community.  There are a number of 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 Kate Kiernan – 02 6937 2600  | kate.kiernan@nswcc.org.au.

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 local community.  There are a number of 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 Kate Kiernan – 02 6937 2600  | kate.kiernan@nswcc.org.au.

Survivors & Carers

Relay For Life is a time for our community to come together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who are no longer with us and fight back against cancer.

If you or anyone you love has ever heard the words ‘you have cancer’, you know how much if affects us and the people around us. None should face cancer alone, so whether you’re a Survivor or Carer, getting involved in your local Relay For Life can introduce you to others who are facing similar challenges and create opportunities for sharing stories, friendship and hope.

To honour your inspiring journey, you’re invited to be our Guest of Honour at Relay For Life.

You can choose to walk in the Survivor and Carer’s Lap of Honour or just come along for the celebrations.

We are currently finalising details for Survivors and Carers.

Our communities wouldn’t be the same without you, so thank you! 

If you are having trouble registering, please contact Kate Kiernan – 04 7507 2576  | kate.kiernan@nswcc.org.au


Ambassadors

Our Relay Committees often invite a local community member who has been touched by cancer to attend the event and play a special role in their CeremoniesThese incredible people have often had a cancer experience, utilised Cancer Council NSW services or undertaken the vital role of caring for someone with cancer. 

Our Local Impact

Border Relay For Life is a community fundraising challenge, raising vital funds for Cancer Council. It is unique due to the annual rotation of alternate venues in Albury and Wodonga, uniting the Border Community in a common cause. This is one of the biggest Relay’s currently taking place in Australia.

This year our Relay will be held over a 12 hour period to honour the lives of people touched by cancer. Teams are encouraged to theme their outfits and tents and spread the message about cancer support in the community in a simple and social way. It’s a great morale building event for families, friends, clubs and work colleagues. 

Cancer Council NSW connects with communities across the state by providing support to those affected by cancer, advocating for change, engaging fundraisers, and helping people reduce their cancer risk. 

Sunsmart

Cancer Council Western NSW delivers the Sun Smart skin protection program in schools and early childhood centres and delivers Cancer Talks to our communities; a package of presentations on a range of cancer and Cancer Council NSW related topics. For those people wanting to pack a healthy lunchbox we have the Healthy Lunchbox Builder website which is an interactive tool for adults and children alike to plan and pack healthy lunch. Check it out for tips, tricks and delicious recipes. 

Transport to Treatment

Cancer Council Western NSW has three fully funded vehicles based in Albury for the Transport To Treatment program which provides FREE transport for eligible cancer patients and their carers from Albury and surrounding communities up to 200km away. This program aims to assist those people in greatest need across the region. In 2021, this transport service provided 2,637 trips to Albury residents with over 176,800 kms driven and 4,552 hours volunteered by our drivers.

Advocacy

Cancer Council Western NSW drive many advocacy campaigns that are aimed at improving cancer outcomes in the community and include recent successes such as banning smoking in public areas, the banning of sunbeds, and for all primary public schools to have a sun protection policy. We're working towards a cancer free future by conducting and funding world-class research, preventing cancer, supporting people affected by cancer and advocating to ensure that the governments take action. Together, with our volunteers, supporters, stakeholders and staff, we are committed to reducing the impact of cancer, now and into the future. 

With an estimated 150,000 new cases of cancer expected to be diagnosed in Australia this year, we are calling on every Australian to rally behind us and help continue this vital work.

Parent or Guardian Consent

If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to have a parent or guardian complete a Parental Consent Form before the event.

This form will be emailed to youth upon registering for the event.

All youth are required to have the consent of their parent/guardian via the form above. Failure to do so will result in the youth being unable to attend the Relay For Life event.

There will be limited on the day registrations available.

Youth Team Supervisors

All participants under 18 years of age are required to have a supervisor over the age of 21 present with their team for the duration of the event.

You must register your supervisor by completing the Youth Supervisor Form that is emailed to you upon registering as a youth. It is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, team captain or youth to ensure the youth supervisor has completed this form.


If a youth team attends Relay For Life without the required number of supervisors over the age of 21, the team will not be able to participate.

Please note that for youth teams, you must have 1 supervisor per 10 youth participants.

If you are a School Team, please contact Kate Kiernan – 02 6937 2600  | kate.kiernan@nswcc.org.au

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Raised so far

$73,467

Our goal

$150,000

Thank you to our generous sponsors