Riverland 2023

Welcome! Relay For Life is an overnight, team event that raises vital funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services. Relay is a chance for the Riverland 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 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 fight back against cancer: start or join a team in the 2023 Riverland Relay today!.

This event is now closed

Frequently asked questions

Event Information

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Thank you for your interest in this weekend's Riverland Relay For Life. 

Online registrations for this weekend's event are now closed, but you can still support our fundraising teams by making a donation and banking fundraising proceeds. 

If you would like to join an existing team, on-the-day registrations will be taken at the Registration Tent from 11:30am. 


Opening Ceremony: 2pm Saturday

Candlelight Ceremony: 8:30pm Saturday

Closing Ceremony: 9am Sunday


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

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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: Dean Parker - 8291 4175 | relay@cancersa.org.au for special info about the 2023 Riverland 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
  • 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!
  • A tin of food to weigh down your candle bag - these will be donated to Foodbank SA who work to reduce food poverty within our community. 

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!

Our volunteer committee are currently hard at work finalising this year's line up of entertainment and activities. 

Below is a snapshot of what you can expect throughout the weekend; 

Activity Location Time
Gates Open
Team Arrival and Checkin
Team Captain's Meeting Registration Tent 1pm
Survivors and Carers Registrations Registration Tent 1 - 1:45pm
Opening Ceremony Main Stage 2pm
Survivors and Carers afternoon tea Wellness Marquee 2:30pm
Merchandise sales open Registration Tent 2:30pm
Live Performance - Christine Clifford Main Stage 2:45pm
Wellness Activities commence Wellness Marquee 3:30pm
Live Performance - James the Travelling Musician Main Stage 3:45pm
Entertainer - Laughing Yoga with Sharon Wellness Marquee 4:15pm
Live Performance - Mandy Page and Crew Main Stage 5:15pm
Live Performance - Andy Wills Main Stage 6:00pm
Live Performance - John Rakin Molden Main Stage 6:45pm
Live Performance - Tahlia Hearn Main Stage 7:45pm
Candlelight Ceremony Main Stage 8:15pm
Live Performance - The Red Dirt Station Main Stage 9:30pm
Massage - Foot, neck or head massages Wellness Marquee 9:30pm
Team game - Tug of War near Wellness Marquee 12:15am
Entertainer - Wake Up Chair Yoga with Tracey Wellness Marquee 6:00am
Complimentary Breakfast Football Club Canteen 7:00am
Final Lap Around the track 8:55am
Closing Ceremony Main Stage 9:00am

To view the complete Program for the weekend, please click below;

Site Map

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Site Layout

Below is the Team Campsite allocation and final site map. 

Please familiarise yourself with your campsite location, and feel free to share this information with any visitors you are expecting to join you over the weekend. 

Team Name               Site Number
Utter Nutters     1
Rainbow Rookies   2
Tooth Fairies 3
The Wanderers 4
BRSC Kookaburras 5

Riverland Customs & Classics /
Riverside Rodders 

Avengers 7
St Francis of Assisi | Ignis 8
St Francis of Assisi | Ventus 9
St Francis of Assisi | Terra 10
St Francis of Assisi | Aqua 11
She Unit 12
God First Youth 13
Riverland Life FM 14

VIP Campsite Promotion

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Congratulations to our winnings teams who will be Relaying in style this weekend!


Thank you to our generous sponsors


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