Frequently asked questions
|Special Rate||Only valid until 31 January 2023||Adult & Youth $5|
|Early Bird||Register before Friday, 5 May, 2023||Adult $25, Youth $15|
|Regular||Register between Saturday, 6 May and Friday, 21 July, 2023||Adult $35, Youth $20|
|Week of Relay||Register after Saturday, 22 July, 2023||Adult $50, Youth $30|
*Youth aged 6-17
*Children aged 0-5 are free
Pre-registration is encouraged for this event to avoid missing out! There will be limited on the day registrations available.
Important Event Timings
Opening Ceremony: 12:00pm
Survivors & Carers Afternoon Tea: 12:20pm
Candlelight Ceremony: 6:30pm
Closing Ceremony: 8:30pm
Come find out more about the Townsville Relay For Life.
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.
More information to come shortly.
This year’s Relay theme is Relay through the Decades!
This year’s Relay awards are:
- Spirit of Relay
- Highest Fundraising Team
- Highest Fundraising School
- Best Dressed Team
- Best Banner
- Best Team Baton
- Best Dressed Sun Smart Hat
- Best Decorated Team Site
Find us on Social!
Connect with us on Townsville Relay Facebook Group to keep up-to-date.
Everyone is invited to join Relay for Life and help create a cancer free future.
*These events are subject to change. Cancer Council Queensland will notify participants if any changes occur.
On The Day
Check-in and Arrivals
In order to reduce congestion on check-in, we ask that all team members take note of the check-in process before the event.
- Please arrive at the Relay at your dedicated check-in time (timings will be confirmed closer to the event).
- Participants will be issued with a wristband to be worn throughout the duration of the event.
- The Team Captain is to head over to the check-in area to complete the remainder of their check-in and receive their team kit.
More information will be released closer to the event, stay up to date here or by visiting the Townsville Relay Facebook page.
To confirm this years site allocation sizing and request additional space, please contact your Relay coordinator: Tegan Marsden - 1300 65 65 85 | firstname.lastname@example.org. The site plan will be confirmed at a time closer to the event.
What happens on the day?
Here's what to expect at Relay:
- Opening Ceremony
- Survivors and Carers Opening Lap
- Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
- Closing Ceremony
- Entertainment - kid’s activities, live music and competitions
- Walking Track - keep those team members walking!
You are not required to stay on the track for the entire event, however, we encourage teams to have at least one person on the track at all times to get the most out of your Relay experience!
Check with your Relay coordinator: Tegan Marsden - 1300 65 65 85 | email@example.com for special information about the Relay.
What to bring to Relay
Be sure to come to Relay prepared! Check the forecast the night before and dress for the weather.
Remember, Relay runs late and can be cold. Here’s a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day:
- Marquee(s) for your allocated site
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
- Your Relay For Life shirt (if you purchased a 2023 shirt, or have one from previous years)
- Comfortable walking/running shoes
- Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.)
- Torch and spare batteries
- 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
- Mobile phone to check in and 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
- 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 alcohol and smoke-free event.
We are Australia’s leading cancer charity, working with and for the community across all cancers, for everyone affected by or concerned about cancer.
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. We encourage you to pre-register for the Survivors and Carers Lap and we will notify you once details are confirmed.
To register for the Survivors and Carers Lap, click here and select a Survivor Carer Lap ticket.
Our communities wouldn’t be the same without you, so thank you!
If you are having trouble registering, please contact Tegan Marsden - 1300 65 65 85 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, our volunteer committee has the honour of selecting a Face of Relay and a Patron of Relay for the event. These incredible people have often had a cancer experience, utilised Cancer Council Queensland services or undertaken the vital role of caring for someone with cancer.
The Face of Relay is an ambassador who raises public awareness for the event, whilst sharing their personal cancer experiences with others.
The Patron of Relay is an honourable, special supporter of Relay who attends the event on the day.
We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Townsville Face of Relay and Patron of Relay are:
Face of Relay
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.
You can also find the Parental Consent Form here.
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.
You can also find the Youth Supervisor Form here.
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 your local coordinator Tegan Marsden - 1300 65 65 85 | email@example.com
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