Candles in paper bags had been placed around the oval by people wanting to honour family and friends who had been cancer sufferers. As you can see in this picture, even a broken leg was no barrier to participation!
On the hillside, a number of these candles had been arranged to spell out "HOPE."
There was a wonderful feeling of camaraderie.
From the other side of the oval, the tent city took on a "carnival" appearance!
This group of participants had decided to focus on the "CELEBRATE" part of the theme for Relay for Life.
Now, as part of the event, Alex Mackenzie from New Zealand had decided to come and use the oval and the event for a challenge that could put him in the Guiness Book of Records. He planned to run 200 km on grass. He had only arrived from New Zealand that morning, and began his marathon at 1 p.m., expecting that it would take him around 24 hours. All through the night, he was accompanied on his laps, not only by members of his own support team, but by locals.