What To Expect at The Event

Highlights – Opening Ceremony

With all tents pitched and all participants standing by, the opening ceremony sets the tone for the event ahead. As the Relay for Life Oath is read, the faces of the participants tell personal stories of challenge, strength and hope that will drive them through the hours and laps that lie ahead. A countdown signals the start and the Relay begins with the first lap – the Survivors and Caregivers Walk.


Celebrate – Survivors and Caregivers

The first lap honors cancer survivors and caregivers who take to the track proudly wearing colored shirts and sashes. All participants gather around the track to applaud the courage and strength shown by those completing the lap. With motivation levels high, all are eager to hit the track as Relay for Life begins with all participants walking the second lap together.

All cancer survivors and caregivers are welcome to take part in the walk, whether they are part of a team or not. People who choose to walk as survivors are those who are now cancer-free, or those who are currently undergoing treatment. Caregivers include those walking with the person they cared for and those walking in honor of a loved one lost.

Please register as a survivor or caregiver at the registration desk before the Relay begins.

When not walking, participants can join in scheduled games, activities and enjoy the entertainment.

The theme for Kitsap Relay for Life 2020 is: Cruise-In For A Cure: The Relay Double Feature


Remember – Luminaria Ceremony

A time to remember, a time for hope. This is the defining element of Relay for Life. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and to show support for those living with cancer. Candle tribute bags line the track inscribed with personal messages of love and support. As they burn throughout the night, they guide and inspire tired bodies to keep on going.


Fight Back!

The final lap at each Relay for Life captures the sense of camaraderie by enabling all team members to walk together and reflect on their achievement. Fond memories and new friendships have been forged under a united hope and belief.

Participants celebrate in the knowledge that it is the spirit of an entire community that has the power to make a difference. Many participants will choose to make a pledge to Fight Back against cancer.

Then it is home for some well-earned rest …until next year!