Relay For Life

  • Relay For Life: Communities coming together 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.

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

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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Watch a video

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

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

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

Relay For Life 2018 locations

9-10 February 2018 Relay For Life University College CorkQuad, Main Campus, UCC
15-16 March 2018 Relay For Life NUI GalwayKingfisher Stadium, NUIG
10-11 April 2018 Relay For Life NUI MaynoothNUI Maynooth campus
11-12 April 2018 Relay For Life University College DublinDevlin Park, UCD Sports Centre
2-3 June 2018

Relay For Life DonegalLetterkenny Institute of Technology

23-24 June 2018

Relay For Life EnnisFairgreen, Ennis

14-15 July 2018

Relay For Life WexfordPairc Charman

21-22 July 2018

Relay For Life KilkennyKilkenny Rugby Club

4-5 August 2018

Relay For Life BallyfermotLawns Park, Ballyfermot

8-9 September 2018

Relay For Life OffalyDerry Rovers AFC

15-16 September 2018

Relay For Life KildarePunchestown Racecourse