What is a Relay team?
A team consists of 10 to 20 people working to raise money for the
American Cancer Society. Teams with fewer than 10 members should
combine, to bring total members up to 10. It is suggested that
teams with more than 20 members split into smaller teams. Each
team needs a captain to coordinate team activities, handle
paperwork and act as contact person for the Relay. It is
recommended that each team captain have a co-captain to help
coordinate the team. Team members are required to pay a $10
registration fee, and asked to raise a minimum of $100 per person.
You can start "now" to form a team.
What is a youth team?
Youth teams normally consist of a group of youths from high school,
church, scouting, sports or clubs. Parents or chaperones are required to
be with their team throughout the entire overnight hours,
with 1 chaperone per 5 youths. A youth is defined as anyone under
the age of 21. Youth Teams can only have a max of 15 members. Many adult teams have youths as members,
usually a younger relative of a team member.
How is money raised?
Team members can get as creative as they want in raising money -
hold a bake sale or car wash, have dress down days or take up a
collection at work, ask friends and relatives. The Team Captain's
Handbook is full of fundraising ideas, or just ask for help.
Assistance is available from Planning Committee members and
experienced team captains.
How do I register?
Submit a team registration form (or youth team registration form),
listing all the members of your team. Collect the $10 registration
fee from each participant, and have each participant sign a
liability waiver. Youth participants must have a parent's
signature on the waiver. Teams will not be registered
without complete paperwork and registration fees.
What is the registration deadline?
Team registration will begin Saturday
March 5, 2011, and should be submitted
no later than Friday April 29, 2011 (T-Shirt
Deadline). Late entries will be accepted,
but this places an unnecessary burden on the registration
committee. Relay T-shirts may not be available for participants
registered after the T-shirt deadline date. Campsites are assigned to
teams in the order that registrations are received.
(Note: Check Calendar page for any date changes)
Who has to register?
"All" adult and youth teams members
must submit registration and waiver forms and the $10 registration
Do I have to stay overnight?
No, but it is strongly encouraged and you'll miss half the fun if
you don't! Bring your tents and sleeping bags, and plan on
spending the night. Remember this is a community event.
RELAY is non-stop from 6 PM Friday until Noon
What should I bring?
Tents, sleeping bags, pillows, lawn chairs, hats or sun visors,
campsite decorations, snacks, coolers, sunscreen, insect
repellent. Nerf balls, frisbees, cards and games, extra cash for
food and fundraising activities. Wear comfortable, lightweight
clothing and walking shoes. Bring a change of clothing and rain
gear - just in case!
What should I leave home?
Roller blades, skates, skateboards or bicycles, alcohol and
tobacco. Dogs or pets of any kind are not allowed, except Service
Animals as per Connecticut General Statutes.
How do I get started?
Attend a Planning Committee meeting, details are posted on the
page. Or send an
e-mail to the committee
asking for information. Volunteers are needed for various jobs and
committees, see the
Volunteers page for details.