Riverland 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. Relay is a chance for the Riverland 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 Riverland Relay today!.

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Adult (18+) $31
Youth (6-17) $25
Family (2x adults + 2 x youths)          $85
Child (under 5) FREE


Opening Ceremony: 2pm Saturday

Candlelight Ceremony: 8:30pm Saturday

Closing Ceremony: 9am Sunday


Event Information 

Information in relation to this year's event will be gradually updated on the subsequent pages as we near event weekend.

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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Riverland Relay For Life 2023 

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 | relay@cancersa.org.au for special info about the 2022 Riverland event:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers walk
  • Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
  • 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
  • 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!

Our volunteer committee are currently hard at work planning this year's line up of entertainment and activities. 

If you or someone you know might like to donate their time and talents and feature as a main stage artist, please get in touch. 


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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 relay@cancersa.org.au

Site Map

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Site Layout

Check back on event week for more details about the site map, campsite layout and more!

COVID-19 information

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC | What it means for this year’s event.

To ensure we keep Adelaide Hills Relay For Life COVID Safe and abide by government restrictions we ask you to read the information below.

If you’re feeling unwell, we respectfully ask you do not attend this year's Relay For Life event.

This year, we Relay at a time when the global population is still experiencing significant challenges and change.
Now more than ever, we are cautious of protecting the vulnerable members of our community and helping to keep everyone safe from harm.

It is for this reason that we are taking additional measures throughout the weekend to meet recommendations and mandates from the South Australian Government and SA Health Department in the following key areas;

  • Mask-wearing
  • Physical distancing
  • CovidSafe Check in
  • General hygiene practices

Elements of this year’s event might look a little different, but it will still be the fun, exciting and inspiring event you’ve come to know and love. We ask all of our Relayers and visitors to be open-minded and willing to experience Relay For Life with new COVIDSafe practices.

COVIDSafe Check-in

Must be completed upon arrival with a wristband worn throughout the duration of your time at the event.

  • Upon arrival, teams are to follow the directional signage and go straight to their allocated campsite to begin setting up
  • A committee member will then meet team members at the site to complete the COVIDSafe check in and issue wristbands.
  • Please ensure that the majority of your team arrive together in order to simplify this process.
  • If a member of your team arrives separately, please ask them to complete the Covid check in at the Registration Tent.

Please ensure you are at least 1.5m from anyone who is not within your immediate team or family group.

Masks must be worn when;

  • Attending Ceremonies
  • Visiting the registration and merchandise tent
  • Using the toilet facilities
  • Visiting other campsites
  • Attending the Survivor and Carer Afternoon tea (prior to being seated)
  • Purchasing or utilising the catering and hospitality providers

Please use the free hand sanitiser available before and after participating in the group games and trackside entertainment

Help protect our most vulnerable

If you are unwell on the day, please stay home and rest.

If you develop symptoms (even if mild) during the event, please notify Cancer Council staff before leaving to get tested and follow health professional advice.

Team Check-In

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Team Check-in

  • Team arrival times are between 10:00am and 11:30am.
  • Please coordinate with your team to make sure as many of your team arrives at the same time.
  • Once your team have entered Johnston Memorial Oval, please proceed directly to your site and commence setting up.
  • A committee member will assist you with completing the COVID Check-in and issuing wristbands to each of your team members. All participants are required to wear their PURPLE wristband for the duration of the event. If you are expecting visitors to your team, please ask them to Check-in at the Registration Tent in order to receive their YELLOW wristband. 
  • Team Captains are asked to head to the Registration Tent to collect their team's program and other important info needed for the weekend. We ask that you also return any donation boxes you received as part of your registration.


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