Adelaide 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 Adelaide 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 Adelaide Relay today!.

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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: 7:15pm Saturday

Closing Ceremony: 9am Sunday


Thank you to those who joined us for final Team Information Night this past Tuesday.

For a full recap of what was covered, please download a copy of the presentation slides here;

If you have any questions that can't be answered on the website, please don't hesitate to get in touch

Find us on Social!

Follow Cancer Council SA's Relay For Life and join the Adelaide Relay For Life Facebook group to keep up to date with all things Relay!

Go to Facebook group

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: Amy Roker - 1300 65 65 85 | for info about the 2023 Adelaide 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 - PLEASE NOTE. Tent pegs must be no longer than 25cm. No stardroppers. 
  • 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 & alcohol in moderation event.


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Thanks for your interest in Relay For Life!




Survivor and Carer Registrations open          12:30pm - 1:30pm        RAA Community Marquee
Team Captain's Meeting 1:15pm   Grandstand
Opening Ceremony 2pm - 2:20pm     Main Stage
Survivors and Carers Afternoon Tea  2:45pm RAA Community Marquee
Purple Hand Dance 2:45pm Main Stage
Live Performance | Phoenix Cheer & Dance    3pm  Main Stage
Themed Lap | SunSmart 3pm Around the track
Tug of War 4pm Centre Infield
Live Performance | Jukebox Jam 4:30 - 5:30pm Main Stage
Themed Lap | Kings and Queens 5:30pm Around the track
Newspaper Fashion Parade 5:45pm Main Stage
Themed Lap | Bras, Socks and Socks 6:30pm Around the track
Candlelight Ceremony 7:15 - 7:45pm Main Stage
Minute to Win it Games 8pm Main Stage
Live Performance | These Days 8:30 - 10pm Main Stage
Themed Lap | Glow in the Dark 10pm Around the track
Live Performance | Chris Ezee 10pm- Midnight Main Stage
Themed Lap | PJ's and Onesies! 11pm Around the track
Closing Ceremony | Sunday 9am Main Stage

Site Layout

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Your team campsite location is detailed on the map below. 

If you are expecting visitors to your campsite on Saturday, please share your campsite number and location with them so they can find you easily. 

Campsite Allocation

Team Name

Site Number

Haus of Rainbow 1
Da Amigos Vs Cancer 2
Cats in Hats with Bats 3
Farmhouse 4
Mighty Ducks 5
Relay the Message 6
One Lap At A Time 7
Lee Green 8
RAA Giving Back 9 & 10
Gleeson College 11 - 14
Marie's Marathon 15
Adelaide University Athletics Club 16
The Wishful Warriors 18
Men of Saints 19
Flinders Law Student Association 20
Game-Changers 21
Immanuel College 22 - 25
Happy Chompers 26
Degreelays - The University of Adelaide 27
Mia-Rannosaurus walks 28
Phoenix Cheer and Dance 29 & 20
Antonio Walkers 31
The Cindy Lou's 33
Xing Xang 34
Tonkin 35
Prince Alfred College Boarding 36 - 38

Site Map

Team Arrival & Equipment Drop-off

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Team Check-in

  • Gates Open at 10:30am and we ask that teams are onsite by 12:30pm to commence setting up.
  • Please coordinate with your team to make sure as many of your team arrives at the same time.
  • Once your team have entered the SA Athletics Stadium please proceed directly to your site and commence setting up.
  • All participants are required to wear their PURPLE wristband for the duration of the event. Team Captains will be issued with wristbands for each of their team members and are responsible for ensuring these are distributed and worn by their team members. 
  • 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.

Equipment Drop-off

There has been an unexpected change to the carparking location for this weekend.

Please refer to the below information for details. 

The Participant Carpark has now been moved from Netball SA to the rear of the SA Athletics Stadium. 

Entry to this car park is via Gate 2 and can be accessed via Marjorie Jackson Nelson Drive. 

  • The equipment drop off area is still available for teams to unload large equipment. This is not a passenger drop off area.
  • Once equipment is unloaded, please drive through Gate 2 and along the roadway highlighted in ORANGE.
  • Vehicles will then be directed to park in the Participant Overnight car park, shown in PURPLE. This car park will be attended until 5pm and then locked overnight.
  • Participants arriving after 5pm OR who need to leave at any time during the event, will need to utilise the short-term car park highlighted in BLUE.

If you do not need to drop off equipment, please proceed straight through the drop-off area and through Gate 2. 

Teams are welcome to drop off larger equipment on Friday evening between 5 – 7pm.  Please email us if you would like to take advantage of this.

Helpful tips: 

  • Please help us minimise how many cars we have entering and exiting the drop off area by considering who brings your team’s equipment.
  • Schools and teams arriving by bus or coach are still asked to set down and pick up in the allocated drop off zone adjacent to the Netball SA stadium car park highlighted in BLUE. Participants are to access the Stadium via the walkway adjacent to the Netball SA car park and via the underpass.
  • Visitors are also asked to park in the short-term car park directly in front of the Stadium. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors


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