Relay For Life Smithsville

Relay For Life brings you and your community together to beat cancer sooner. Fundraise as a team throughout the year, then join your local community at a 24-hour event to celebrate your fundraising achievements, while taking turns to walk around a track.

Start a team

Bring together 8-15 friends, family or colleagues. Team Captains must be over 18, but anyone can join your team once registered.

Start a team

Join a team

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Already know a Team Captain? No matter how old you are, you can join their team and together you can watch your fundraising total grow!

Join a team


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Anyone who has ever heard the words "you have cancer" is invited to join as a Survivor, and to bring someone along who has supported them through illness.

Take part as a survivor

Relay For Life is a team fundraising challenge bringing communities together to beat cancer. Teams of family and friends fundraise for life-saving cancer research throughout the year. Everyone then unites and joins a 24-hour celebration, taking turns to walk around a track.

There are Relay For Life events taking place across the UK. Entry is FREE. You can join your local Relay by starting a team, joining a team or by taking part as a survivor.

Take part in Relay For Life and show that together we are stronger than cancer.

Team up with family, friends and colleagues then join Relay For Life to raise money to beat cancer. Anybody can join in, regardless of age or fitness level. Relays are fun for all the family and everyone is welcome!

Start a team
Bring together 8-15 friends, family or colleagues. Why not get the kids involved too? Set a team goal and lead your team to fundraising success. Team Captains must be over 18, but anyone can join your team once registered.

Join a team
Know someone who’s starting a team? Join and get them off to a great start. Encourage others to do the same!

Be a survivor guest of honour
Anyone who has ever heard the words “you have cancer” is invited to join Relay For Life. Survivors lead the festivities by taking part in the Lap of Honour. We encourage survivors to invite a caregiver (someone who has looked after you, held your hand or been a friend during your illness) to join the celebrations too.

Teams, survivors, carers and volunteers come together to take part in a 24-hour Relay For Life event to celebrate their fundraising achievements.

Organised by a dedicated volunteer committee, this community celebration is filled with family fun.

Cancer never sleeps, so neither do we as teams set up camp and take turns to walk round the track for the duration of the event.

At a Relay For Life event there are special moments that bring everyone together:

  • Our VIP guests are our cancer survivors. Each Relay for Life event begins with their Lap of Honour.
  • A Candle of Hope Ceremony sees the darkness lit up in memory of those we’ve lost and in celebration of those still here.
  • The sharing of information about Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking science in cancer prevention gives us real hope for the future. 
  • Music, games and fun from local partners get us moving.
  • A celebratory closing ceremony celebrates our achievements, and inspires us all to continue the fight.

What's the nearest station?

Is there parking?
Yes, parking is available.

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, we are a dog friendly Relay and you’re welcome to bring along your four-legged friends. As Relay For Life is a family event, we ask that you:

  • Keep your dog on a lead and under control at all times
  • Clean up after them
  • Bring sufficient water and food supplies

Can I buy food and drinks on the day?
Yes, you can. You are also welcome to bring along any food and drinks that you might like with you.

What happens if it rains?
We will Relay on! Please come prepared for wet and cold weather.

What do I need to bring with me?
A tent, sleeping bag, any food and drinks that you might like, your Relay t-shirt, a chair, sun cream, an umbrella (just in case!), warm clothes, spare socks and shoes and any materials that you need for your fundraising stall (e.g. a gazebo and trestle table).

Relay For Life raised £2.7million in 2017. Every penny goes towards our pioneering work to beat cancer sooner. Take a look at the research that your fundraising will help to support.