Relay For Life

  • Image of people walking at a Relay For Life event
  • At Relay For Life we celebrate cancer survivors
  • At Relay For Life we remember loved ones lost to cancer
  • At Relay we fight back against cancer by raising awareness

Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that happens in over a dozen communities in Ireland. At Relay, teams of friends, family, and members of the community come together for 1 day to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease by raising awareness and having conversations about cancer. Learn more about Relay.

Register for Relay For Life

Relay teams consist of 10 or more people and can be made up of family, friends, co-workers--it's up to you! Team Captains register their team and together the team raises funds in advance of Relay, finally coming together the night of Relay to celebrate, remember and fight back.

Register a team

A feature of every Relay For Life is the Candle of Hope ceremony which takes place at dusk. Hundreds of candle bags that have been personalised with messages of hope and remembrance are lit during a moving ceremony involving music and speeches.

Dedicate a candle bag

About Relay For Life

Relay takes place over 24 hours in over a dozen communities in Ireland as well over countries around the world. Communities come together united against cancer where teams set up tents and walk a symbolic track. There are festivities and celebrations recognising cancer survivors and people who have made a difference in the fight against cancer.

Read more

Watch a video

Download some useful resources for anyone involved in Relay For Life.

Watch videos from around the country and the world, showcasing the communities that hold Relay For Life events.

9-10 February 2018 Relay For Life University College Cork
Quad, Main Campus, UCC
15-16 March 2018 Relay For Life NUI Galway
Kingfisher Stadium, NUIG
10-11 April 2018 Relay For Life NUI Maynooth
NUI Maynooth campus
11-12 April 2018 Relay For Life University College Dublin
Devlin Park, UCD Sports Centre
2-3 June 2018

Relay For Life Donegal
Letterkenny Institute of Technology

23-24 June 2018

Relay For Life Ennis
Fairgreen, Ennis

14-15 July 2018

Relay For Life Wexford
Pairc Charman

21-22 July 2018

Relay For Life Kilkenny
Kilkenny Rugby Club

4-5 August 2018

Relay For Life BallyfermotLawns Park, Ballyfermot

1-2 September 2018

Relay For Life MidletonCBS Midleton

8-9 September 2018

Relay For Life OffalyDerry Rovers AFC

15-16 September 2018

Relay For Life KildarePunchestown Racecourse

22-23 September 2018

Relay For Life CarlowDuckett's Grove, Carlow

22-23 September 2018

Relay For Life MayoBreaffy Sports Arena