TEAMS are getting in early to register for the 2013 Relay for Life to be held on March 9 next year.
On Saturday Orange’s volunteer Relay for Life Committee launched next year’s event buoyed by the fact there are already 19 teams registered.
Volunteer Anna Farrell said the committee has decided to get in early to rise to the challenge to beat this year’s phenomenal fundraising effort of $217,000.
“We usually have an early bird promotion to encourage teams to enter but this time we have extended it to two months and started earlier so people can get in before January,” Ms Farrell said.
Last year 82 teams took part in the relay raising the record amount of money.
“We do have a big challenge ahead of us again because there was a fantastic sum raised this year,” she said.
Cindy Collings who has been involved in the Relay for Life for four years with her Glo Worms team is one of the first to register this year.
At a fundraiser barbecue on Saturday at the Pet Barn she said with five months to go her team has already raised $1200.
“But after today we are hoping that figure will be around $1500,” she said.
Ms Farrell said teams are encouraged to go along to the first information session to be held at the relay’s venue, Waratahs sportsground at 6pm on December 3.