Penrith 2023

Welcome to Penrith Relay For Life 2023. 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 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 2023 Relay today! Event contact: Yvette Haines E:

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Standard                 $20 per person

Family Pricing

Early Bird     Prior to event day: $50 per family

Standard      on the day: $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


Opening Ceremony: Saturday 27th May 9am

Candlelight Ceremony: Saturday 27th May 6pm

Closing Ceremony: Saturday 27th May 8.30pm

Information Sessions

Come find out more about Penrith Relay!

Thursday 18th May from 7.00 – 8.00pm at Bar Side Room, Emu Plains Sporting & Recreation 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. 

Join our Penrith Relay For Life Facebook Page to keep up to date.

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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: Yvette Haines – for special info about Penrith Relay: 

  • 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 the whole 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. 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.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Time Activity Location
08.00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
09.00am Opening Ceremony Stage
09.30am Survivors & Carers Walk Track
09.45am Survivors & Carers Morning Tea
06.00pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage
08.30pm Closing Ceromony 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 Yvette Haines on  |

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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