Nowra 2023

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services. In 2023, Nowra Relay For Life will celebrate two decades and $3 million dollars raised. This will be the last Relay event in Nowra. This special and memorable event 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 Nowra Relay For Life’s final event to celebrate the last 20 years of Relay in the Shoalhaven community and the impact this event and its supporters have had in getting us closer to a cancer free future. If you have any questions reach out to your Local Event Coordinator: Brooke Manzione - 02 4223 0201  | 

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Adult & Youth Registration 

  • Early Bird Adult (18+) until 31st January: $20 per person
  • Standard Adult (18+) from 1st February: $25 per person 
  • Youth (14-17) / Student*: $20 per person (*with student card)
  • Youth (8-13): $15 per person
  • Child (0-7): FREE
  • Survivor and Carer Lap Only: FREE

Family registration

  • Early Bird Family (2 x Adults + 2 x Youth) until 31st January: $40
  • Standard Family (2 x Adults + 2 x Youth) from 1st February: $60


RFL Shirts are free with proof of registration and can be picked up art the registration tent on the day, although we encourage you to reuse old shirts. 

T-Shirts can also be picked up from the UOW Shoalhaven Campus at the Library and Resources Building on Tuesday the 21st of March between 5pm-6pm or at the Team Set-up on Friday the 24th of March between 4pm-7pm


  • Opening Ceremony: 9.30am Saturday 25 March 2023
  • Candlelight Ceremony: 7pm Saturday 25 March 2023
  • Closing Ceremony: 9.30am Sunday 26 March 2023


Awards available at the event may include: 

  •  The Louise Perkins Highest Fundraising Team Award
  •  The Pud Egan Team Baton Award
  •  The Bev Neale Most Colourful Team Award
  •  The Jack Fisher Spirit of Relay Award

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On The Day

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because Nowra Relay has arrived!

Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Relay event coordinator: Brooke Manzione - 02 4223 0201 | for special info about Nowra Relay For Life:

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

You don’t have to stay on the track for all 24 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. Remember, Relay runs for 24 hours and can be cold. Here’s 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
  • Camping gear (Tent, sleeping bag,pillows, blankets, 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 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.

Saturday 25 March

Time Activity Location
8am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
9:30am Opening Ceremony Stage
10:00am Survivors & Carers Walk Track
7:15am Candlelight Ceremony Stage

Sunday 26 March

Time Activity Location
6am Free cold breakfast TBC
9:15am All participants on track for final laps & countdown Track
9:30am 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 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 Nowra Relay For Life contact the Local Event Coordinator Brooke Manzione - 02 4223 0201  | 

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. 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 Brooke Manzione - 02 4223 0201  |

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.

If you are a School Team, please contact Brooke Manzione - 02 4223 0201  | 

Thank you to our generous sponsors


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