Clarence Valley 2023

Welcome to Clarence Valley Relay For Life! Relay is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services. It’s a chance for the community to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones we have lost and unite our community and fight back against cancer. 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 2023 Relay today! Event contact: Meghan Nelson E: T: 0423 955 028

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Early Bird- closes 3rd March: $20 per person

Standard- 5th March onwards: $25 per person

Family Pricing (2x Adults & 2x Youth)

Early Bird- closes 3rd March: $40 per family 

Standard- 5th March onwards: $60 per family

  •  Child ticket - under 8 free, 8-13 years, $15
  •  Student ticket - under 18 or with student card, $20


Opening Ceremony: 9.15am, Saturday 3 June

HOPE Ceremony: 1:00pm, Saturday 3 June 

Closing Ceremony: 4pm, Saturday 3 June

Information Sessions

Come find out more about the Clarence Valley Relay!

Clarence Valley RFL Information Night coming up Wednesday May 24th from 5pm - 6.30pm at Grafton District Services Club.

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.  

Team captains, contact us prior to confirm t-shirt sizes for your team and we'll have them ready for you. Pick up some HOPE bags and batons  for your team to decorate prior to the event. Note this will be the last opportunity to pick up t-shirts prior to our Relay event. Don't miss it! Contact Anne Briggs, Cancer Council NSW E:

On The Day

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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: Meghan Nelson | for special info about Clarence Valley Relay: 

  • Opening Ceremony 
  • Survivors and Carers Lap of Honour
  • Local Entertainment
  • HOPE Ceremony 
  • Closing Ceremony 
  • Keep those team members walking! 

You don’t have to stay on the track for the whole 8 hours, 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. Here’s a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day: 

  • Marquees for your team site 
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm 
  • Your Relay For Life shirt 
  • Comfortable walking/running shoes 
  • Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.) 
  • Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc.) 
  • Folding chairs and tables 
  • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold or damp ground) 
  • Marquee decorations and team banners 
  • Team costumes 
  • Money and loose change 
  • Camera to capture those special moments 
  • 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. 


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

Day 1: Saturday 3 June 2023

Time Activity Location
08.00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
09.00am Opening Ceremony Stage
09.30am Survivors & Carers Lap of Honour followed by a special morning tea Track
10.00am Official Relay Start Track
01.00pm HOPE Ceremony Stage
04.00pm Closing Ceremony Stage


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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 local community. 

If you would like your business to become a sponsor of Relay For Life contact Meghan Nelson on 0423 955 028  |

Survivors & Carers

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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. No one 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.

Following the Lap of Honour, we invite all Survivors and Carers to join us for a special Morning Tea. We encourage you to pre-register for the Survivors and Carers Lap and we will notify you once details are confirmed.

To register for the Survivors and Carers Lap select a Survivor Carer Lap ticket.

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


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. 

Under 18s

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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.

Thank you to our generous sponsors


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