Changes ahead for Yorke relay

2016 OPENING: Cancer survivor Bev Prestwich (middle) officially opens the 2016 Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life with daughter Kasia Prestwich and dad Len Munchenberg.
2016 OPENING: Cancer survivor Bev Prestwich (middle) officially opens the 2016 Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life with daughter Kasia Prestwich and dad Len Munchenberg.

The Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life committee will hold an information evening in Wallaroo for people wanting to learn more about the event.

The group’s information evening will be held at the Wallaroo Football Club on Wednesday, May 30, starting at 6.30pm.

The event raises money for Cancer Council SA and the committee is preparing for one of the biggest years since it started in 2002.

There are many changes for the October 27/28 event, including the merging of the southern and upper Yorke Peninsula relays to create a bigger and brighter event for the region.

Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life chairperson Sonny Coombs also announced a sea change, with the event moving to the Wallaroo Football Club oval.

"The event has been held in Kadina since it started in 2002 and we are extremely grateful for the support we have received," Sonny said.

"After 16 years on Yorke Peninsula we thought we needed to make some changes to refresh the event and give relayers something new."

After 16 years on Yorke Peninsula we thought we needed to make some changes to refresh the event and give relayers something new.

Sonny Coombs, Yorke Peninsula Relay For Life chairperson

Sonny said with six months until the event he encourages people to jump online to register a team for their relay.

"I'm looking forward to teams joining from across the peninsula and getting to hear more stories about why people relay," he said. "A big misconception with Relay For Life is you need to be super fit and run or jog around the track which isn't true.

The Yorke Peninsula event is held every two years and in 2016 raised more than $115,000 for cancer research and support services.

For more information you can email upperyprfl@outlook.com. 

To register a team, visit the website www.relayforlife.org.au.