The event involves teams taking it in turns to walk, jog or skip around the outside of the Tigers pitch at Welford Road for 24 hours to raise money for Cancer Research UK through sponsorship.
It brings together families, friends and colleagues for 24 hours to celebrate the lives of those who have survived cancer, remember those who have passed away and honour the courage of their loved ones.
The opening ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 3 is led by the Lancaster Boys Choir and Staff Choir, as featured on the TV series Boys Dont Sing.
Cancer survivors can join the emotional Survivors Lap, which kicks-off the Relay For Life weekend.
Another highlight is the Candle of Hope ceremony at 9.30pm. Everyone is welcome to write special messages on candle bags in celebration of loved ones throughout the day and these will be placed around the track in a ceremony reminding us that Together We Will Beat Cancer.
Local bands including The Dandelions, LP45, Jamsons Nook, Mr Important, Adam Thomas, Urban Sounds, M48, No Religion and the award-winning Crofts Silver Band will join the entertainment as organisers hope to raise a total of £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Welford Road will also feature a taste of Leicester food stalls, entertainment for all the family, face painting, games for children, raffles and competitions. Take part in an auction with lots including use of a Porsche for the weekend (provided by Porsche Centre, Leicester) and signed Tigers memorabilia.
There is a special emphasis on raising awareness of cancer and offering guidance on healthy living, eating and exercise. Many sports teams are attending and any clubs or fitness centres looking to recruit more members are urged to get in touch.
Paula Robertson, of Relay For Life Leicester, said: This event is being held to raise awareness about the disease and the work of Cancer Research UK, and to celebrate the courage and strength of our communitys cancer survivors and their families and friends.
There is still time to enter a team into the Relay For Life. Find out more by contacting Paula Robertson on 07725 113 427 or [email protected]
Cancer Research UK Relay For Life website at www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay/ or the Leicester Tigers website: http://www.leicestertigers.com/10557_10727.php
Donations can be made on the day, or log on to http://www.donatetomyrelay.org/leicester