Sutherland Shire 2024

Welcome to the Sutherland Shire Relay For Life! 2024 marks our 23rd Relay in the Sutherland Shire Community. 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 celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones we have lost and unite our community and fight back against cancer. 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 2024 Relay today! Event contact: Bobbie Crossland E: bobbie.jocrosland@nswcc.org.au T: 02 9354 2008

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Registration

Adult (18+)
Super Early Bird = From August 2023 – 10th Nov 2023: $15 per person  
Early Bird = From 10th Nov 2023 - 11 Mar 2024: $20 per person  
Standard = From 11th Mar 2024 to 4th May 2024: $30 per person

Children
Child (0-7) = Free
Youth (8-13yrs) = $15
Super early bird student* (14-17yrs) = From August 2023 to 10th Nov 2023: $15 per person (*with student card)
Student ticket* (14-17yrs) = From 10th Nov 2023 to 4th May 2024: $20 per person (*with student card)

Family
Super Early Bird (2x adults & 2x youth) = From August 2023 – 10th Nov 2023: $50 per family
Standard (2x adults & 2x youth)  = From 10th Nov 2023 to 4th May 2024: $70 per family

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 9am – 4th May

Candlelight Ceremony: 6pm – 4th May

Closing Ceremony: 10:00am –5th May

Information Session

Come find out more about the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life

Information session details are still to be finalised - join the Facebook Page to keep up to date

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.

Awards

Awards available at the event include:

  • Highest Fundraising Team
  • Best Dressed Team
  • Best Decorated Campsite
  • Best Decorated Banquet Table

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    On The Day

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    Be sure to come to Relay prepared! Check the forecast the night before and be prepared for inclement weather. Remember, Relay runs for 12 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.

    Program

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

    Day 1: Saturday 4 May 2024

    Time Activity Location
    7:00am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
    9:00am Opening Ceremony Stage
    9:50am Survivors & Carers Walk Track
    10:00am Official Relay Start Track
    6:00pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage
    7:15pm Banquet Village Green

    Day 2: Sunday 5 May 2024

    Time Activity Location
    6:25am Sunrise Lap Track
    7:00am Free Rotary Breakfast Track
    9:50am All participants on track for final lap and countdown Track
    10:00am Closing Ceremony Stage

    Sponsors

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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 9354 2008  | bobbie.jocrosland@nswcc.org.au

      

    Survivors & Carers

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    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 then invite you to join our exclusive morning tea at 10am. This year we are requesting that you wear a Hat for Hope to the morning tea. This hat will represent our hope for a cancer free future.

    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 bobbie.jocrosland@nswcc.org.au

    COVID-19 information

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    COVID-19 restrictions and requirements are forever changing, and as a result, this Relay For Life event is subject to change. Here at Cancer Council NSW, we will follow the latest advice and guidelines from the NSW Government to ensure the safety of everyone involved in a Relay For Life 2024. 

    Camping

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    Each team can book a team site to set up tables, chairs, shade tent, marquee, esky, fundraising activities and anything you need to be prepared and comfortable on the day. This will be your team’s ‘home base’ and somewhere to leave your stuff when you are walking/running or enjoying the entertainment.

    All teams must re-book their campsites each year. You can book your team's 2024 campsite here. 

    Banquet

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    The Shire Relay Banquet is a group outdoor dinner, situated on the track, and is a great time at the event to sit and relax with your team mates (and friends and family) and enjoy the entertainment on the main stage. Banquet guests are encouraged to bring their own food from home, order in food from a local takeaway restaurant, or purchase food onsite from the food trucks that will be available.

    The Banquet will begin at 7:15pm and will be located in front of the main stage around the track.

    Banquet tables are $50 (1 table sits 10 people) and must be booked and paid for in advance via the online booking form here

    Hope Candlelight Ceremony

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    During the Hope Candlelight Ceremony, we will be remembering our loved ones lost to cancer in our remembrance slideshow.

    If you wish to provide an image of your loved ones, please email the image to bobbie.jocrosland@nswcc.org.au by Friday 12th April, 2024.

    Shelley Wood Award

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    Shelley Wood worked tirelessly on the Relay For Life Committee and the event, alongside her family, to bring hope, courage and inspiration to others affected by Cancer. Despite her treatment and the effect Cancer had on her health, Shelley continued to give back to others with a huge smile and a love for life. Shelley attended the 2005 Shire Relay and read the OATH at the Opening Ceremony, shortly before passing away on 21 June 2005. Her memory lives on through the volunteer work of her family, Marion and Don Wood (parents) and Stuart Wood (brother) and the Sutherland Shire Relay For Life Shelley Wood Award.

    The Award is given each year to a survivor who also has experienced the effects of Cancer; someone who against all odds, has fought back and overcome their life circumstances, and who looks beyond themselves to the welfare of others to bring hope, courage and inspiration. Invitations for nominations are requested each year at the Sutherland Shire Relay For Life. The Shelley Wood Award winner will be announced at the wrap up function on Wednesday 17th May, Tradies Gymea. Please nominate a survivor and write their story of their diagnosis, treatment and journey of living with Cancer.

    Completed form can be returned to Helen Scott at helendscott@yahoo.com

    Thank you to our generous sponsors

    Leaderboard

    Raised so far

    $30,513

    Our goal

    $400,000