Geelong 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 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 2022 Geelong Mini Relay today!

This event is now closed

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
Fri Apr 8 2022 12:00 am
to
Thu Jun 30 2022 11:59 pm
$25 $30 $65
Early Bird
Fri Jul 1 2022 12:00 am
to
Sun Aug 7 2022 11:59 pm
$25 $35 $75
General
Mon Aug 8 2022 12:00 am
to
Sun Oct 2 2022 11:59 pm
$30 $40 $85
Event Weekend $40 $50 $95

Please note: Pre-event registrations close one week prior to the event
*Children under 6 can enter the event for free.

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony:1.00pm

Candlelight Ceremony: 1.30pm

Closing Ceremony: 4.oopm

Information Session

Come find out more about the Geelong 2022 Relay

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

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

Saturday 8 October

Time Activity Location
12.30 Team check-in opens Registration Desk
1.00 Opening Ceremony Stage
1.00 Survivors & Carers Walk Track
1.30 Candlelight Ceremony Stage
4.00 Closing Ceremony Stage

What happens on the day?

We are having something different this year with a Mini Relay for Life

Here's what to expect at Relay. 

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers walk
  • Candlelight Ceremony
  • Guest Speaker from Lifeblood
  • Closing ceremony
  • Entertainment and kids activities 
  • Keep those team members walking!

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

  • No tents/marquees on the oval
  • Sun shades can be set up on the outside of the oval - bring a picnic
  • Remember sun smart and bring a jumper – this is Geelong with all possible seasons
  • Bring a water bottle – we can top you up.
  • Dress up in your favourite costumes, wear funny hats – whatever your team members wish to have fun.
  • You can still walk the track and join in the activities on the oval
  • You can join the Afternoon Tea – please let us know you are coming
  • We are trying to be cash free so bring a credit card – candle bags for sale as well as limited merchandise
  • 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 event.

COVID-19 Safety 

The health and safety of our participants, spectators, volunteers, and team members remains our main priority, and as such we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation with stakeholders, local, state, federal authorities and DHHS. 

COVID-19 REQUIREMENT UPDATE: In line with the Victorian Government’s Covid-19 requirements, participants are no longer required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering any venue. 

The requirement for staff and patrons of venues to check-in using the Service Victoria app is no longer required 

The existing two-dose and three-dose vaccination mandates for workers are still required. 

Face masks: 

Face masks will no longer be required in hospitality and retail settings, or at events of any size 

Social distancing – we will have methods and procedures to ensure we all keep a safe distance (of 1.5m)  

Hygiene procedures – we welcome you to have your own hand sanitiser on the day but Cancer Council Victoria will also have bottles available on the day. 

Covid Safety Marshal - A COVID 19 Safety Marshal will be appointed to monitor any COVID Safety challenges that may occur during the event. 

We will remain as transparent as possible to communicate any changes with Covid 19 restrictions via email, website and social channels. 

These measures include  areas to allow participants to socially distance, additional cleaning and sanitising of high touch point areas and hand sanitisation stations throughout the event sites. 

In addition, there will be regular communication across email, website, and social channels, in the lead up to the event, event communication through signage, PA system announcements and support from event staff & volunteers. 

This COVID-Safe Plan will ensure our staff and participants stay safe during the event. 

Consumer Touch Points 

Reduced customer touchpoints to minimise physical interaction between participants and event staff. 

Public Areas 

Additional cleaning and sanitisation of customer touch-points throughout the event area, including check-in areas, toilets, payment collection points, and at aid stations and First Aid Station. 

Hand Sanitiser 

Hand sanitiser will be available for use throughout the event, including around high traffic areas in and around toilets. These will be refreshed by staff throughout the event. 

Lanes & Markers 

Lanes will be provided at areas where participants tend to congregate. Where lines are formed, distancing markers will be used to ensure safe distancing. Please pay attention to all signage and marking. 

Your Relay for Life Committee asks that you: 

  • Do not attend a Relay For Life event if you are feeling unwell. If you are feeling unwell or have Cold or Flu-like Symptoms, have attended a DHHS Exposure Site or are a close contact of someone who has been unwell and/or is currently being tested for Coronavirus. Follow the health advice regarding testing and isolating https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites   
  • Use hand sanitiser prior to entering the event. 
  • Practice social distancing (of 1.5m) at all times while at the event and try to avoid interactions in close spaces. 
  • If you need to cough, please do so using your arm and if you are feeling unwell at any point during the event, please notify one of our covid safety officers. 
  • Do not share personal belongings (water bottle or Towel). 

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 geelongrfl@cancervic.org.au

Raised so far

$11,288

Our goal

$20,000