Hornsby 2023

Welcome to Hornsby Relay For Life! Relay for Life 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 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 2023 Relay today! If you have any questions reach out to your Local Event Coordinator: Yvette Haines - yvette.haines@nswcc.org.au | 02 9354 2007.

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Standard Pricing 

Family (2 x Adults + 2 x Youth): $60 per Family
Adult (18+): $25 per person
Student (14-17 *with student card): $20 per person
Youth (8-13): $15 per person
Child (0-7): FREE

Survivors and Carers Lap Only: FREE Registration

Are you a Cancer Survivor or Carer? Then please join us for the Survivors and Carers Lap, followed by a Special Complimentary Morning Tea on 4 November 2023.


Relay Shirts

Participants are encouraged to re-use their Relay Shirts from previous years if possible.

If you require a new or replacement Relay Shirt they will be available to buy at our Relay Event on 4 November 2023.

Relay Shirt: $20 each



Opening Ceremony: 9.45am

Candlelight Ceremony: 7.30pm

Closing Ceremony: 10.00am

    Major Raffle

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    2023 Hornsby Relay For Life Major Raffle

    Tickets available from midday Saturday. Purchase your tickets here!


    Terms & Conditions

    1. There are 6 prizes in the Major Raffle.
        1st Prize: Couples Retreat Package
         – valued at $1,445.
        2nd Prize: Family Getaway Package
        – valued at $1,360.
        3rd Prize: Mens Package
        – valued at $1,190
        4th Prize: In the Garden Pack
        – valued at $1,180
        5th Prize: Health and Well Being Pack
        – valued at $1,133
        6th Prize: Family Activity Pack
        – valued at $1,126 

    2. Prizes cannot be upgraded, downgraded or exchanged for cash or credit or used for trade in purposes.

    3. Start date and closing dates of online raffle is Saturday, 19th August at 12.00 until Sunday 29th October 2023 at 8:00PM (AEDT).

    4. Tickets are one for $5 each or 5 for $20 & 14 for $50. 

    5. Raffle to be drawn at the 2023 Hornsby Relay For Life Closing Ceremony at 10:00am on Sunday 5th November 2023. Prize winner’s will be notified via telephone call, post on the Hornsby Relay For Life Facebook page in days after the Relay.

    6. If any of the raffle prize winner/s do not claim their prize by 18th December 2023 prizes will be carried over to the 2024 Hornsby Relay For Life.

      On The Day

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      What happens on the day?

      Get excited because Hornsby Relay has arrived!

      Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with our Relay team on 9354 2007 | yvette.haines@nswcc.org.au for special info about the Hornsby Relay

      • Opening Ceremony
      • Survivors and Carers Walk
      • Entertainment
      • Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
      • Closing ceremony
      • 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! Here’s an overview of what will be happening on the day.

      Day One - Saturday 4 November 2023

      Time Activity Location
      7:00am Gates open and campsite set up commences On track
      8:00am Team Check-in opens Registration desk
      9:45am Opening Ceremony Stage
      9.55am Survivors and Carers lap Track
      10.30am Entertainment commences Stage/track
      7:30pm Candlelight HOPE ceremonies  Stage

      Day Two - Sunday 5 November 2023

      Time Activity Location
      7:00am Breakfast Registration Desk
      10:00am Closing Ceremony Track
      10.10am Major Raffle Drawn Stage
      10:30am Event concludes, campsite pack up begins


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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, local businesses provide us with monetary and in-kind support. If you would like your business to become a sponsor of Relay For Life contact our Support Team: 1300 65 65 85



      Survivors & Carers

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      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. No one 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.

      Our communities wouldn’t be the same without you, so thank you!

      If you are having trouble registering, please contact our support team - 1300 65 65 85 | relayforlife@nswcc.org.au

      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 Yvette Haines on 9354 2007 yvette.haines@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 2023. 


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