Your guide to the 2018 Horsham and District Relay For Life: where it is, registration, times, activities, guest speakers

Wimmera walkers are ready to hit the track for the 16th annual Horsham and District Relay For Life.

The event, which raises money and awareness for Cancer Council Victoria, recognises survivors and carers, and celebrates those who have died, is set to have more than 530 participants from more than 30 teams.

So far more than $66,000 has been raised.

This year there is also a $1000 prize on offer for the team that walks the most laps at the event.

The money – donated by Community Axis – will go towards the winning team's fundraising total.

When is Relay For Life?

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17.

  • Opening ceremony: Friday, 5.45pm
  • Carers and survivors function: Friday, 6.30pm
  • Candlelight ceremony: Friday, 9pm
  • Finishes: Saturday, noon 

Where is it?

Coughlin Park, Horsham.

Registration information

Online registrations have finished, but you can register at the event.

  • Adults – $35
  • Youth (under 18) – $25
  • Families – $80 – 2 adults and 2 children, additional children $10 each

What if I don’t know anyone?

For the first time, a team – Involved – will be available for anyone who wants to join in the annual fundraiser.

Can people under 18 be involved?

Of course, however people under 18 must have two adult supervisors at all times.

Activities include...

  • Face-painting
  • Jumping castle
  • Free entertainment including from Horsham band All The Kings Men, Voices of the Wimmera, and Norm and Marlene
  • Hula-hooping
  • Cake stalls
  • Raffles
  • Connect 4; snakes and ladders
  • Come and try croquet session
  • Kick-to-kick with Natimuk Football Club players
  • Yoga classes
  • ‘Dunk’ tank
  • Aerobic-style classes
  • Egg and spoon race; tug-of-war
  • Hourly themes, such as rascals of relay, pyjama party, footy colours and more

Guest speakers

Nurse practitioner Carmel O’Kane and cancer survivor and carer “Mr Relay” Michael Grayling.

More information

People are encouraged to ask questions through the official Facebook page.