At Relay For Life, each participant and survivor receives a Relay t-shirt when they register, but many teams outfit themselves with costumes and décor beyond what’s provided. Here are some tips for adding a little extra team spirit to your Relay experience:

Champion a theme
Find out if your event has a specific theme and get creative! For example, if your event’s theme is “Around the World,” decorate your tent site like your favourite country or ask each teammate to bring a snack reflective of another culture.

Go big
Whether your event has a set theme or not, get creative and show your team spirit! Many Relay teams sport costumes and accessories while they lap the track, and adorn their tent site while they’re at it. Are you cancer fighting ninjas? Or, perhaps a beach theme speaks to you while you promote sun safety? Whatever you decide, you and your team are sure to enjoy showing off your collective creativity.

Be loud and proud
You don’t have to show up in costume to let your team’s presence be known! Consider coming up with a cool handshake to celebrate laps around the track, or short chant everyone can belt out at the top of each hour for motivation!

Team spirit can be shown in many ways, and whether you dress up or sing loud, know that each Relay team is bound together by the ultimate theme:  being proud cancer fighters.