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Relay For Life At SDSU

Relay for Life logo by the American Cancer Society.

Above: Relay for Life logo by the American Cancer Society.

One day. One night. One community. One Fight.

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people- to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Event Schedule:
Opening Ceremony: Saturday, 9 a.m.
Luminaria Ceremony: Saturday, 9 p.m.
Fight Back / Closing Ceremony: Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
Survivors Lap: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

About Relay For Life:
Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are 24 hours in length; representing the reality that cancer never sleeps. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer in your community.

Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease.

Date & Time: Sat 9 a.m. to Sun 9 a.m. , April 17-18
Location: SDSU Field PG-620 (Behind the Alumni Center), San Diego


From Interstate 8-East
Take the Mission Gorge Road/Fairmount Avenue exit.
Travel south on Fairmount Avenue.
Bear right and take the Montezuma Road exit.
Turn left at 55th Street.
Turn left into Parking Structure 5 (Aztrack).

From Interstate 8-West
Take the College Avenue exit and proceed south.
Turn right at Montezuma Road and proceed past Campanile Drive.
Turn right at 55th Street.
Turn left into Parking Structure 5 (Aztrack).


Relay For Life Team Recruitment Video

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