Relay for Life 2020

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We are thrilled to announce that Relay For Life, Central Otago has been rescheduled!

Relay For Life, Central Otago - Saturday 7th November, Anderson Park Cromwell 4pm - 10pm


At this stage, no new date is confirmed for our celebration of Relay For Life Southland. We will be in contact with all participants once a date is decided.

Our celebration of Relay For Life Dunedin has been cancelled.

The Cancer Society team has been working hard to create events which will allow communities to come together to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back against cancer. While our new events will be shorter, they will maintain the heart and soul of a traditional Relay For Life event. Each event opens with a Survivors and Carers’ Lap of honour to acknowledge, and celebrate individuals and their wider family/whānau who are, or have been, affected by cancer.
Participants can then come together in their teams to do laps of the venue relay style and enjoy the excellent entertainment and activities on offer.

Finally, we will come together as a community for our traditional Candlelight Ceremony. This is the time we take a moment to Celebrate living with and beyond cancer, Remember those who are no longer with us, and make a commitment to Fight Back against cancer. 

What is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life is an inspiring, community event for people of all ages and fitness levels. At Relay For Life, we celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and carers, remember loved ones we have lost, and empower people and communities to fight back against cancer.

Teams take part in an overnight walk/run relay while enjoying entertainment and activities. Because it’s a team event, people taking part may come and go as they like. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

It is a time to celebrate and remember loved ones affected by cancer - and to fight back by raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Society.

Who gets involved?

Relay For Life is a community event and everyone is welcome. Many businesses, schools and service groups enter teams each year. Relay For Life is a great way to support teambuilding and strengthen community networks. Family/whanau and friends enter teams, motivated by the chance to have fun and support the work of the Cancer Society.

Find out more and register by clicking below or email us your questions at

Join our Facebook event pages to get details on individual Relays and stay up to date: SouthlandDunedin, Central Otago.

Register a Team

To register your team online visit or click on the Relay you want to attend below.


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Registration costs $20.00 per person. 

For more information contact


Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back!

Still not sure? Check out our video

Be involved

Join the organising committee

Relay is largely organised and run by volunteer committees who are supported by the Cancer Society.

Being part of the committee takes hard work, commitment and time – but the rewards of putting on a great event that raises significant funds for cancer patients and families are immeasurable.

Being a member of a Relay For Life Committee is also an excellent way to gain experience in the planning and running a major outdoor event.

If you would like to find out more about joining a committee email

Volunteer on the day

Volunteering at Relay For Life is great fun, sociable and there are roles available to suit everyone.

For more information email or phone;

Robyn Flowers (Southland):  (03) 218 4108 

Charlotte Molloy (Dunedin/Cromwell) on (03) 477 7447.