Relay Connect

Kick off Relay For Life 2023 with #RelayFirstLap

Started by the #RelayFirstLap founder and self-appointed Relay Daddy, Joe Gillette, this day is meant to be a day to kick-start your annual participation in Relay For Life. So if you haven’t signed up yet – do it today. If you have, great – ask someone else to join you or engage a company to be a sponsor. Just get outside and take a walk and share your participation on social media, using #RelayFirstLap. Since it’s inception, #RelayFirstLap has grown to engage Relayers from around the world and is a global day of celebration & building excitement for the new year! Make this a part of your annual New Year’s celebrations!

We’ll also be sharing a short video to watch during your #RelayFirstLap or to watch together, as your Relay team or volunteer community.

All Day on Saturday, January 7 – We want #RelayFirstLap to trend on social media!

  • We are asking everyone around the world to go outside alone, or with friends and family or RFL teammates and take a walk – film yourself and post on social media using #RelayFirstLap.
  • This is your opportunity to publicly share that you’re starting your year off committed to Relay For Life and ready for the new year.
  • We encourage tagging a friend in your post and challenging them to take their #RelayFirstLap



Jan 07 2023


All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 07 2023
  • Time: All Day