Planning for Relay 2017 begins already

Published 11:03 am Monday, October 17, 2016

Relay for Life of Warren County is off to the races yet again.

Registration for next year’s event begins this month, and committee members are in the process of meeting to plan for Relay for Life 2017.

“If anyone is ready to preregister and jump start their registration they can,” said Megan McBeth, community manager for Relay for Life.

Though the date for Relay 2017 is still undetermined, its kick off event will be held Jan. 10 for “anyone interested in Relay,” McBeth said. 

“Kick off is just a big celebration to jump start the year,” she said, noting the locations for the relay and the kick off have yet to be confirmed. “Obviously our previous teams attend and even more so those new teams just energize and excite all of our team members about the new year. We go through all of our dates and ideas and give them the information they need to fundraise.”

The websites for relays across the country are set to launch in early October, she said, and the website for Warren County is already up and running, allowing people to begin registering. 

“There will be several teams that are reoccurring or just want to go ahead and get a jump start on their fundraising,” she said.

Twenty-six teams, with 240 participants, took part in last year’s event and raised more than $39,000.

“We’ve already got a committee in place, but we’re always looking for new people to join,” she said. “There are always opportunities for anyone interested in helping with the event next year.”

McBeth said the plan for the remainder of this year includes meeting as a committee to continue planning for the event, with the major efforts starting at the beginning of the new year.

“We may have a few meetings at the end of this fall if need be, but we’re really going to focus on the spring because that’s when we have most of our traffic,” she said.

For more information or to register for the 2017 event, visit relayforlife.org/warrenms.