Relay for Life 2021

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Relay For Life is back for 2021!

All of our 2020 events were canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 but 2021 is a new year and a new chance for us to come together to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back against cancer. 

 We are excited to announce FOUR Relay For Life Events for 2021.

A Celebration of Relay For Life Southland:  ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill

Relay For Life North Otago: Centennial Park Oamaru

Relay For Life Wanaka: Pembroke Park, Wanaka

Relay For Life Otago Students: University of Otago Clocktower, Dunedin


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: SouthlandNorth Otago, Wanaka & Otago Students

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;

Charlotte Molloy (Dunedin/Oamaru) on (03) 477 7447

Robyn Flowers (Southland):  (03) 218 4108 

Lou Carney (Wanaka):  021 492 026

Katy Rowden (Wanaka): 0212 486 601