Bendigo 2024

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 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 2024 Bendigo Relay today!

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Registration

Relay For Life offers pricing for adults, youth and families depending upon how early you register prior to your event. Please refer to the below table for more information.

Pricing Structure

Youth (6-17) Adult Family**
Super Early Bird
Ends Sun 17 Dec 2023

$25 $30 $65
Early Bird
Mon 18 Dec 2023
to
Sun 18 Feb 2024
$25 $35 $75
General
Mon 19 Feb 2024
to
Sun 14 Apr 2024
$30 $40 $85
Event Week
Mon 15 Apr 2024
to
Sat 19 Apr 2024
$40 $50 $95

Please note: Online shirt sales close two weeks prior to the event
Children under 6 can enter for free.

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 9.30am

Candlelight Ceremony: 8.30pm

Closing Ceremony: 10.30pm

Information Session

Come find out more about the Bendigo 2024 Relay

Meeting dates to be confirmed. For more information please contact 1300 65 65 85.

Awards

Awards available at the event include:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Spirit of Relay
  • Best Candlebag

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On The Day

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because Relay has arrived! Head on down early to check-in and pick up an event program, site map and shirts or merchandise at the registration desk upon arrival.

Here's what to expect at Relay:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Survivors and Carers walk
  • Candlelight Ceremony
  • Closing ceremony
  • Entertainment, kids activities and live music
  • Keep those team members walking!

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 remember that Relay runs into the night 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 team site
  • 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
  • Folding chairs and tables
  • Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold or damp ground)
  • Team site 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 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.

Saturday 20 April

Time Activity Location
8.30am Team check-in opens Registration Desk
9.30am Opening Ceremony Stage
9.45am Survivors & Carers Walk Track
8.30pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage
10.30pm 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 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 Community Giving Coordinator via Rachel Leonard:  1300 65 65 85 or bendigorfl@cancervic.org.au

Leaderboard

Raised so far

$36,291

Our goal

$115,000