Border 2023

Welcome! Border 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. If you have any questions reach out to your Community Fundraising Coordinator: Brianna Brown (Carracher) 02 6937 2600 | briannac@nswcc.org.au
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Registration 

Adult 
Early Bird                    
From 21 July 2023 to 21 September 2023: $20 per person
Standard                     From 22 September 2023 - 21 October 2023: $25 per person

Children
Child                               Under 8 free, 8-13 years: $15 per person
Early bird student   Under 18 or with student card | from 15 March 2023 - 21 September 2023: $15 per person
Student ticket   
       Under 18 or with student card | from 22 September 2023 - 21 October 2023: $20 per person

Family
Super Early Bird      From  15 March 2023 - 21 July 2023: $40 per family
Standard                    From 22 July 2023 - 21 October 2023: $60 per family

T-shirt                            
On the day: $20 per T-shirt

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 9.30am on Saturday 21 October  

Candlelight Ceremony: 8.00pm on Saturday 21 October 

Closing Ceremony: 9.00am on Sunday 22 October 

Information Sessions

Come find out more about the Border Relay!

Tuesday 1st August, 7:00PM at Commercial Club Albury
Tuesday 29th August, 7:00PM at Commercial Club Albury
Tuesday 26th September, 7:00PM at Commercial Club Albury 
Tuesday 17th October, 7:00PM at Commercial Club Albury

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

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: Brianna Carracher – 02 6937 2600 | briannac@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 21 October 2023
Day 1

8:00am

Team check-in opens

Registration Desk

9.30am

Opening Ceremony

Stage

9:45am

Survivors & Carers Walk

Track

8:00pm

Candlelight Ceremony

Stage

Sunday 22 October 2023
Day 2

Time Activity Location
7:00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
9:00am 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 Brianna Carracher – 02 6937 2600  | briannac@nswcc.org.au 

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR SILVER SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUT BRONZE SPONSORS

              

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 Brianna Carracher – 02 6937 2600  | briannac@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 Brianna Carracher – 02 6937 2600  | briannac@nswcc.org.au

2023 Border Relay For Life Major Raffle  
Terms & Conditions  

  1. i. 1st Prize is a $5,000 Woolworths Essentials Gift Card. Prize will be made up of x10 $500 gift cards with a total value of $5,000. By using this eGift Card you agree to the full eGift Card terms and conditions. 2. This eGift Card is redeemable in store and online at Woolworths Supermarket, BIG W and participating EG Ampol fuel sites. Participating stores may change from time to time. Not redeemable at Ampol fuel sites. 3. This eGift Card cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco, lottery products or Gift Cards. For a full list of product redemption exclusions, Gift Card terms and conditions and a list of participating stores visit Essentials Gift Card terms and conditions. 4. This eGift Card has no expiry date. 5. Not reloadable or redeemable for cash. 6. Everyday Rewards offers or fuel offers not available on activation of this eGift Card. 7. We will not replace lost, stolen or deleted eGift Cards. 8. For the balance on this eGift Card visit woolworths.com.au/giftcards or call 1300 10 1234. 9. This eGift Card is issued by Woolworths Group Limited ABN 88 000 014 675.
  2. The Prizes cannot be upgraded, downgraded or exchanged for cash or credit or used for trade in purposes.
  3. Start date and closing dates of raffle are 9:00AM 13th August 2023 until 4:00PM 21st October 2023.
  4. iv. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.
  5. Raffle to be drawn at 2023 Border Relay For Life Closing Ceremony at 9:00AM on Sunday 22nd October 2023. Prize winner’s will be notified via telephone call, post on the Border Relay For Life Facebook page in days after the Relay.
  6. vi. If any of the raffle prize winner/s do not claim their prize by 1st January 2024 there will be an 'unclaimed prize draw' at Commercial Club Albury on Friday 5th January 2024 at 10am. Prize winner’s will be notified via telephone call, post on the Border Relay For Life Facebook page.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Raised so far

$161,178

Our goal

$150,000

Leaderboards

Individuals

Teams

2023 MAJOR RAFFLE

Our 2023 Major Raffle tickets are now available! Either purchase tickets directly from teams or locations across the border, or buy online now by visiting 2023 Border Relay For Life Major Raffle (raffletix.com.au) 

Thank you to our Major Sponsor, Commercial Club Albury

Thank you to our GOLD Sponsors

Thank you to our SILVER Sponsors

Thank you to our BRONZE Sponsors