Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.
Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the Burdekin 2021 Relay today!
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 Queensland, we are doing our best to stay on top of these shifting requirements to ensure our events are safe and adhere to Queensland government guidelines. We will do our best to notify Relay For Life participants of these changes as they occur.
Please note that for the safety of all our participants, we are encouraging participants to pre-register online before the Relay For Life event to avoid missing out. Limited on the day registrations will be available.
Register before 30 April 2021 : Super Early Bird
Register between 1 May 2021 and 16 July 2021 : Early Bird
(Use Discount Code: RFLFAMILY)
|Super Early Bird||$10||$20||$50|
|Week of Relay||$20||$40||$100|
*Youth (under 18 years of age).
**Family (2 adults & 2 children under age of 18).
Pre-registration is encouraged for this event to avoid missing out!
All participants are encouraged to register online before the event.
There will be limited on the day registrations available.
Opening Ceremony: 2:00pm
Closing Ceremony: 9:45pm
Candlelight Ceremony: 7:00pm
Come find out more about the Burdekin 2021 Relay
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.
This year’s Burdekin 2021 Relay theme is Let's Relay!
This year’s Burdekin 2021 Relay awards are still being decided!
1pm - Team Registration
2pm - Opening Ceremony
3pm - Survivors and Carers Afternoon Tea
6pm - Awards Ceremony
7pm - Candlelight Ceremony
9:45 - Closing Ceremony
We are taking additional measures throughout Relay to meet current COVID-19 restrictions and follow Queensland Government regulations and health advice.
Check-in and Arrivals
We will be implementing a COVIDSafe check-in process, practicing physical distancing, and encouraging good hygiene.
In order to reduce congestion on check-in, we ask that all team members take note of the check-in process before the event.
- Please arrive at the Relay at your dedicated check-in time (timings will be confirmed closer to the event).
- Marshalls will be onsite to assist with COVIDSafe check-in and participants will be issued with a wristband to be worn throughout the duration of the event.
- Once your team has completed the COVIDSafe check-in upon entry, we ask that the Team Captain head over to the check-in area to complete the remainder of their check-in and receive their team kit.
- We ask that all participants practise 1.5m social distancing.
More information will be released closer to the event.
To assist in maintaining physical distancing, your allocated site will be placed a minimum of 1.5m apart from other sites.
We will do our best to allocate sites at the standard 6m x 5m.
If your team would like an additional site/space, please contact your Relay coordinator: Susan Williams - (07) 4796 8401 | email@example.com.
What happens on the day?
Here's what to expect at Relay:
- Opening Ceremony
- Survivors and Carers walk
- Candlelight Ceremony of Hope
- Closing Ceremony
- Entertainment - kids activities, live music and competitions
- Walking tack -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 at night and can be cold.
Here’s a list of things that teams should be sure to have handy on the day:
- Marquee(s) for your allocated site
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
- Your Relay For Life shirt (if you purchased a 2021 shirt, or have one from previous years)
- Comfortable walking/running shoes
- Warm clothing (pants, jackets, beanies, gloves, etc.)
- Torch and spare batteries
- Wet weather gear (raincoat, poncho, umbrella, etc.)
- Folding chairs and tables
- Plastic sheeting or rubber-backed rug (good on cold or damp ground)
- Marquee decorations and team banners
- Team costumes
- 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
- 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.
Check with your Relay event coordinator Susan Williams - (07) 4796 8401 | firstname.lastname@example.org for special information about the Burdekin 2021 Relay.