Wagga Wagga 2022

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 2022 Wagga Relay today!
If you have any questions, please reach out to your Local Event Coordinator: Christine Williams christine.williams@nswcc.org.au 02 69372604

Registration 

Standard                From 8 July 2022: $25 per person

Family Pricing

Standard                 From 8 July 2022: $60 per family

Additional child/student (8-17 years) - $10

  • Child ticket - under 8 free, 8-13 years, $15
  • Student ticket - under 18 or with student card, $20
  • T-shirt - on the day, $15

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremony: 6pm Friday 7 October 2022  

Candlelight Ceremony: approx. 8pm Friday 7 October 2022 

Closing Ceremony: 2.30pm Saturday 8 October 2022 

Information Session

Come find out more about the Wagga Wagga Relay!

Time & Place TBA - join the Wagga Relay Facebook Page to keep up to date.

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. 

Awards

Awards available at the event include:

  •  Highest Fundraising Team
  •  Best Dressed Team
  •  Best Themed Tent
  •  Plus plenty of awards for challenges on the day!

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What happens on the day?

Get excited because the Relay has arrived! 

Here's what to expect at Relay. Check with your Relay event coordinator, Christine Williams on christine.williams@nswcc.org.au | 02 6937 2604 for special info about the Wagga Relay For Life: 

  • Opening Ceremony 
  • Survivors and Carers Walk 
  • 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 and alcohol-free event.

Thanks for your interest in Relay For Life! Here’s an overview of what will be happening on the day.

Friday 7 October 2022

Time Activity Location
4.00pm Team check-in opens Registration Desk
6.00pm Opening Ceremony Stage
6.15pm Survivors & Carers Walk Track
8.00pm Candlelight Ceremony Stage

Saturday 8 October 2022

Time Activity Location
7.00am Breakfast TBC
2.15pm All participants on track for final laps and countdown Track
2.30pm Closing Ceremony Stage

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 Christine Williams on christine.williams@nswcc.org.au | 02 6937 2604.

Survivors and 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.

Our communities wouldn’t be the same without you, so thank you! If you are having trouble registering, please contact Christine Williams on christine.williams@nswcc.org.au | 02 6937 2604.

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 Christine Williams on email christine.williams@nswcc.org.au | 02 6937 2604

Our Local Impact 

Wagga Wagga Relay For Life will be kick off on a Friday night to encourage participants to attend after work and it enables all to ‘get their Sunday back’. 

Teams are encouraged to theme their outfits and tents and spread the message about cancer support in the community in a simple and social way. It’s a great morale building event for families, friends, clubs and work colleagues.? 

Transport to Treatment 

Cancer Council NSW has a fully funded Wagga Wagga-based Transport To Treatment vehicle which provides FREE transport for eligible cancer patients and their carers from Wagga Wagga and surrounding communities up to 200km away. This program aims to assist those people in greatest need across the region. In 2021, this transport service provided 41,732kms driven. 

Accommodation 

Cancer Council is a joint partner with Can Assist of Lilier Lodge, which has provided 1,465 cancer patients and their families with over 5000 nights of accommodation last financial year. And within Wagga Wagga and surrounds nearly two dozen people received accommodation assistance equating to 87 nights. 

Support  

Legal and financial support: Linking eligible people affected by cancer with professionals for free legal, financial planning, workplace and small business assistance,e.g. drawing up a will, accessing superannuation and insurance, debt management. 

Financial Assistance and Home Help: Assistance to eligible people for everyday essentials such as unpaid utility bills to help manage their immediate financial crisis, and towards cleaning, housekeeping and/or gardening. 

Survivorship: Providing survivors with online webinars, face-to-face and telephone education on nutrition and exercise, and practical information about adjusting to life following cancer treatment.  

13 11 20 Information and Support service: Health professionals who provide free and confidential information and support and offer referral pathways for emotional and practical assistance. 

Counselling Program: Linking people affected by cancer with a professional counsellor or psychologist experienced in cancer issues, to reduce anxiety and distress associated with the impacts of cancer.

Raised so far

$26,734

Our goal

$100,000

Thank you to our generous sponsors