South Lake Tahoe Relay for Life starts Saturday |

South Lake Tahoe Relay for Life starts Saturday

The South Lake Tahoe Relay for Life is Saturday and Sunday at Kahle Community Park. The event will feature 37 teams that have raised funds for the American Cancer Society.

This year marks the 26th anniversary for Relay for Life events and South Lake Tahoe is celebrating five years of local participation.

The all-night event begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, with closing ceremonies at 6 a.m. Sunday.

Teams of up to 12 members take turns walking around the track throughout the event to symbolize that cancer never sleeps.

Teams are not required to remain at the relay for the entirety of the event and need not be registered beforehand, although it is encouraged. All individuals are welcome and teams can join the day of the event. If not already on a team, a donation of $10 per person includes participation and Relay for Life event T-shirt.

The final team captain meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kahle Community Park.

Dogs are allowed at Kahle Park from 7-8 p.m. during the event for the Canine for a Cure Dog Walk. All dogs must be on a leash and leave by 8:15 p.m.

To ensure an accurate count for doggie-goodie bags, register dogs prior to the event at Dog Dog Cat in the Village Center near Raley’s; otherwise, registration is available on site. A minimum of $10 donation per dog is encouraged.

Schedule of events:

– 4 p.m.: Opening ceremony, survivor lap, caregiver lap and event kickoff

– 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Live music with Martin & Vargas

– 5-6 p.m.: Survivor dinner: free meal will be provided to all cancer survivors. Food will be carnival-style at various team campsites with suggested donations.

– 7-8 p.m.: Canine For a Cure Dog Walk

– 9-10 p.m.: Luminaria ceremony with presentation from a cancer survivor

– 8-10 p.m.: Live music with Michael Clark and band

– 5-6 a.m.: Coffee and light breakfast items available for donations

– 6 a.m.: Closing ceremony and awards

There are more time slots available for live music performances. Contact Jenn Boyd at (702) 278-1932 to perform at this year’s event. Please note that times listed are tentative and subject to change. Check for last-minute updates.

For more information about the South Lake Tahoe Relay For Life event or to register a team, visit: or

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