Gawler 2025

Welcome! Relay For Life is an overnight, team event that raises vital funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services. Relay is a chance for the Gawler 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 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 fight back against cancer: start or join a team in the 2025 Gawler Relay today!.

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Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Adult (18+) $40
Youth (6-17) $30
Family (2 adults + 2 youth)    $85
Child (-5) FREE


Opening Ceremony: 2pm Saturday

Candlelight Ceremony: 8:00pm Saturday

Closing Ceremony: 9am Sunday


If you have any questions that can't be answered on the website, please don't hesitate to get in touch

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On The Day

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What happens on the day?

Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Relay event coordinator: Dean Parker - 8291 4175 | for special info about the 2025 Gawler event:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers walk
  • Survivors and Carers afternoon tea
  • Candlelight Ceremony 
  • Closing ceremony
  • Entertainment, kids activities, live music and competitions (throughout the day and night)
  • Free breakfast
  • Keep those team members walking!

You don’t have to stay on the track all night, 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 overnight 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
  • Remember, Relay For Life is a smoke-free event.


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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 Relay For Life contact the Organising Committee via Dean Parker:  8291 4175 or

Survivors & Carers

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Survivors and Carers are an intergral part of any Relay For Life event. If you have been impacted by cancer personally or you are or have been a carer of someone impacted by cancer we would love to welcome you to the 2025 Gawler Relay For Life event.

Our event starts with a very special first lap walked by our survivors and carers and then all survivors and carers are welcome to attend a special afternoon tea in their honour.

The event starts at 2pm Saturday 29th March, 2025. If you can arrive by approx 1.15pm and regsiter as a survivor or carer at the registartion tent and we will give you a special sash to wear proudly during that first lap.


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Opening Ceremony

Commencing at 2pm the Opening Ceremony will include a Welcome to Country, words from any local politicians, local volunteer event coordinator and Cancer Council SA Relationship Officer. A special guest will cut the ribbon to officially open the event and then a very special first lap will be walked by all registered survivors and carers to commence the event.

Candlelight Ceremony

Commencing at approx 8pm the beautiful Candlelight Ceremony is the only time for the event that our participants stop walking. This is when we get together to hear from our guest speaker who will share their personal story and then the lighting of the 3 candles, Past, Present and Future. At the end of the ceremony our candlelighters will lead the participants back on to the track to walk through the night.

Closing Ceremony

This final ceremony at 9am Sunday morning is the thank you and celebration of a wonderful event. This will include presenting trophies to the category winners and announcing the final fundraising amount for the event.

Thank you to our generous sponsor

Town of Gawler Logo
Nippy's Logo
Nitschke Chaff & Freight Logo


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