Relay For Life

  • Image of people walking at a Relay For Life event
  • Relay For Life raises €4.4 million in the fight against cancer
  • 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.

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.

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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

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.

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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.

Relay For Life University College Cork
UCC, Cork Friday 8 February - Saturday 9 February 2019
Relay For Life NUIG
Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG Thursday, 7 March - Friday 8 March 2019
Relay For Life University College Dublin
Devlin Park, UCD Wednesday 10 April - Thursday 11 April 2019
Relay For Life Donegal
Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26 May 2019
Relay For Life Ennis
Tim Smythe Park, Ennis Saturday 22 June - Sunday 23 June 2019
Relay For Life Kildare
Punchestown Racecourse, Kildare Saturday 6 July - Sunday 7 July 2019
Relay For Life Wexford

Pairc Charman, Wexford

Saturday 13 July - Sunday 14 July 2019
Relay For Life Kilkenny
Rugby Club Kilkenny
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Saturday 20 July - Sunday 21 July 2019
Relay For Life Ballyfermot
Lawns Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
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Saturday 3 August - Sunday 4 August 2019
Relay For Life Midleton
CBS Secondary School, Midleton
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Saturday, 24 August - Sunday 25 August 2019
Relay For Life Offaly
Derry Rovers AFC
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Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September 2019