Cr Kathy Duff, left, and Mayor Brett Otto, right, will be walking from Murgon to Kingaroy to raise funds for Relay For Life … they were joined at the announcement by South Burnett Breast Care Nurse Sue Cox and Cr Danita Potter

October 5, 2021

The 2021 Relay For Life will be going ahead as planned at Kingaroy Showgrounds this weekend, but the pandemic has forced some changes on organisers.

The annual event is a major fundraiser for Cancer Council Queensland … and also a very important date in many local residents’ diaries.

There are 25 teams with more than 230 participants already registered to take part in this year’s event.

The big change for 2021 is that the Relay won’t be an overnight marathon.

Organiser Rowena Dionysius told southburnett.com.au the event would officially get under way at noon on Saturday but would not run overnight.

It will wind up at 8:00pm however all the other traditional Relay For Life activities will still be included.

Organisers have set a 2021 fundraising goal of $50,000 however this has already been smashed with $59,826 listed on the official South Burnett Relay page on Tuesday evening – boosted by the Ride 4 Relay’s amazing $30,000 effort!

South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto and Cr Kathy Duff have set themselves a special fundraising task for this year’s Relay day … walk the entire South Burnett Rail Trail from Murgon to Kingaroy.

The pair reckon they have been in training for the 43km walk, which will be raising funds for the South Burnett Regional Council’s Relay For Life team.

They plan to drop in to the Wooroolin Cafe, Memerambi, Crawford State School and and Memorial Park, Kingaroy, before finishing at the showgrounds.

Brett and Kathy have invited residents to join them for legs of the walk (times to be confirmed).

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