33 teams

423 participants

62 Survivors and Carers

1 movement fighting back against cancer

Saturday 3rd November - 10:00 AM to

Sunday 4th November - 10:00 AM.

0 days to go! Get ready!

Rofe Park,

Galston Road,

Hornsby Heights, NSW, 2077

Renee Dean

E: Renee.Dean@nswcc.org.au

P: +61293341600

Why We Relay

Relay For Life is a community fundraising challenge. We raise money in the lead up to the overnight event, and take turns walking around the track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we.


All funds raised go towards Australia’s leading cancer charity, Cancer Council. Underpinned by research, 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years.


But with an estimated 134,000 new cases of cancer expected to be diagnosed in Australia this year, we need every Australian to rally behind us and help continue this vital work.


Please support our event by selecting one of the options below.

Paint The Town Purple - 5 August

Help us Paint The Town Purple to launch Hornsby Relay For Life 2018. Dress up in purple, decorate your business, organise a mufti day at school, or wear your best purple outfit.


Come say hello at Hornsby Mall where we'll have a bake sale, BBQ, raffle tickets, merchandise and activities for the kids.

Date & Time:
Sunday 5 August, 10am-2pm

Venue: Hornsby Mall

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/hornsbyrelayforlife/ 

Get behind this community event and help us paint the town purple! 

Information Session - 3rd October

Come along to our Team Information Night and find out what Relay For Life is all about.


You'll receive information around the event, have the chance to ask questions, meet fellow Relayers and discuss fundraising ideas. You can also collect your team shirts and more!


Date & time: 3rd October, 6:30 PM

Venue: Hornsby RSL

Bunnings BBQ - 13 October

We'll be at Hornsby Bunnings to raise funds and awareness of the 15th Hornsby Relay For Life, come down to say hello and buy a sausage sizzle!

Date: 13 October 2018

Venue: Bunnings Dural

Want to be involved? Contact renee.dean@nswcc.org.au

Saturday: 3rd November
8:00 am
Registration desk
Gates open

 Head to the registration desk to check in & get set up!

9:20 am

Warm-up Stretch Session
9:30 am
Main stage
Opening Ceremony

Join us at the main stage for the official opening of our Relay.

9:50 am
Starting line
Survivors and Carers lap of honour

Each Relay begins with a lap of honour, where Survivor and Carers take to the track exclusively to walk a lap together, while we cheer them on!

10:00 am
Starting line
Official Relay 24 Hour Challenge Begins

We begin the laps around the oval at this point. It’s worth noting you don’t have to walk the whole time, but we challenge at least one member from every team to be on the track at all hours of the day.

10:00 am 

On the track

Survivors and Carers Morning Tea 


On the track


Wrestling GO



On the track


Tug-O-War Competition


On the track


Wrestling GO


On the track

Soccer Workshop

7:00 pm
Main stage
Candlelight Ceremony
At dusk, we honour and remember those in the community we've lost by writing a message for them on an illuminated candle bag.
All day
Just a few of the many activities we'll have all weekend long!
  • Sumo wrestling
  • Choo Troupe
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • Petting zoo
  • Pony rides
  • Jumping castle
  • Circus Akimbo
  • Sports, crafts, and more!
10:00am-3:00 pm
Loosen up, relax and have fun! Free Turramurra Chiropractic massages by Macquarie University students and assessments will be available to all Relayers until 3pm. Massages from Angels will occur from 4pm.  
5:00 pm
Candle bag decorating
Decorate a candle bag in preparation for our candlelight ceremony that will be held later in the evening.
Here are some things your team can do to keep the fun going when the sun goes down!
  • Silent disco
  • Movies under the stars
  • Sack races
  • Themed laps and challenges
  • Giant game challenge
Entertainment Schedule
10:00 am
Main stage
Harbour City Hoppers
10:45 am
Main stage

St. Leo’s Stage Band

11:10 am
Main stage 
GLM Dance Studio 

11:15 am

Main stage

11:45 am
Main stage
The Jungle Body
12:00 pm
Main stage
Julian Bull Magician


Main stage

Circus Akimbo


Main stage

 Abbey Gardner


Main stage 

GLM Dance Studio  


Main stage

 Dance Max


Main stage 

GLM Dance Studio 


Main stage

Aknoon Cultural Group 


Main stage

Sing and Strings


Main stage 

The Quiet Ones 


Main stage

Loreto Normanhurst Choir 


Main stage


See the list of overnight entertainment we have available to you.



Main Stage

DJ Rock Fox  


Main Stage 
Surprise Performance 
Sunday: 4th November
6:00 am
On the track
Morning Stretch
7:00 am
On the track
Celebration Breakfast & Drawing of the Raffle
Join us for a complimentary breakfast while waiting to see if you've won the raffle!
9:50 am
On the track
Final Lap
Together all participants take to the track for the final laps of the weekend.
10:00 am
Main stage
Closing Ceremony
Time to celebrate the incredible achievement of the community, including all the money you've raised to fight back against cancer.
Survivor and Carer Activities

At Relay, we host a range of activities just for Survivors and Carers, so you can connect with others who have shared similar experiences and find support within your community.


Check back soon to find the full list of Survivor and Carer activities!


On the track
 Lap of Honour
Survivor & Carer tent
Survivor & Carer Morning Tea

Team Awards:

#1 Fundraising Team- announced 2 weeks after Relay

Best dressed team- announced Sunday morning 

Best themed campsite- announced Sunday morning

Most Laps: Team Overall- announced Sunday morning

Most Laps: Team Average- announced Sunday morning


Individual Awards:

#1 Fundraising Individual- announced 2 weeks after Relay

Most Laps Individual- announced Sunday morning

  • Best dressed tent
  • Best themed team
  • Mission Award
  • Schools Award
Food & Drink Vendors

There'll be a range of food and beverage vendors around the track at Relay. 


Check back to view the complete list of vendors soon!