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Relay for Life YorkU

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 7 PM - 7 AM

Tait McKenzie Centre

What is Relay?

What is Relay?


Join us

Relay for Life is our flagship event that brings together the York University community to raise funds and awareness for cancer. During the event, there is food, games, sports, music, and more!

It is also a time to honour and remember those who have been affect by cancer. After the opening ceremony, the event begins with the Survivor Lap, where cancer survivors guide everyone for a lap around the track. For the rest of the event, participants within each team take turns walking around a track, symbolizing the ongoing impact of cancer. Remember, cancer does not stop, and neither should we! 

There is also the Luminary Ceremony, where candles are placed in special bags that have the names of cancer survivors or loved ones who have had cancer.  

This year, Relay for Life YorkU is happening OVERNIGHT! From 7 PM - 7 AM, join us for an amazing time!

Event Scheule

Event Schedule

This year's event features:

- A BBQ dinner and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast

- Minigames

- A volleyball and dodgeball tournament with a $150 cash prize

- Much much more!

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2. Click "Sign up for this event"

How do I sign up?


3. Choose between “create a team”, “join a team”, or “sign up as an individual”


4. If you’ve participated before and have an existing account click “sign in”, if not, click “Create an account”


Join us against cancer

We're excited to announce an amazing opportunity for all our dedicated Relay for Life participants! By signing up and fundraising for Relay for Life YorkU, you'll have the chance to win a PS5 bundle (Playstation 5).

Here's is how to enter:

1, Sign up for Relay for Life at, and you'll automatically receive one entry into the draw.

2. For every $20 raised, you'll earn an additional entry into the draw.

3. As a special bonus, when you reach $100 in donations, you'll receive ANOTHER entry!


The more you raise, the more entries you'll collect, and the higher your chances of winning the PS5! Remember, every dollar raised helps to support cancer research, prevention, and support services for those affected by cancer.


The draw will take place during the Relay for Life event. Do not wait! Sign up now and start fundraising for your chance to win.


Good luck, and happy fundraising!

PS5 Giveaway

Teams Currently Recruiting



One of the most fun and memorable parts of Relay for Life is the opportunity to dress up and get creative with your team. In past years, teams have dressed up in all kinds of costumes and themes, from pirates and superheroes to dinosaurs and unicorns.

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