Saturday, December 2, 2023

#RFLsouthlake 2013: What You Need To Know


Rachel’s Rally/ Relay For Life Southlake is Friday, May 3 at Carroll High School
The Relay For Life Southlake Committee is expecting thousands of people to attend this year’s event located on the track behind Carroll High School. The campus is located at 800 White Chapel Boulevard in Southlake. Rachel’s Rally is Carroll ISD’s year-end event celebrating kindness and compassion. Relay For Life Southlake is the city’s largest overnight cancer fundraiser. All donations go to the American Cancer Society. Click here to participate by making a donation or join a team. Rain plan: if weather prevents organizers from hosting Relay on Friday, May 3, the entire event will move to Saturday, May 4 on the same overnight schedule. If weather still persists, an abbreviated event will be held Sunday, May 5 from 1-8 p.m.

Event Schedule

  • 5:00 p.m. Shuttle Buses begin running (click here for shuttle information)
  • 5:30 p.m. Survivor’s Reception and Games/ Silent Auction/ Concessions open
  • 6:00 p.m. Rachel’s Rally
  • 7:00 p.m. Relay For Life Opening Ceremonies
  • 7:15 p.m. Survivors Lap
  • 10:00 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony
  • Midnight Fightback Ceremony
  • 5:30 a.m. Kiwanis Breakfast
  • 6:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony
  • 7:00 a.m. Event ends
Come Join The Crowd at Relay 2013
For the past three years, Relay For Life Southlake has brought thousands of participants including Carroll ISD students, faculty and staff to the track at Carroll High School. The event was first organized by students who were members of the Friends of Rachel Clubs in CISD schools. In honor of those who battle cancer 24-hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the night for 12 hours. For those not walking, there is around-the-clock activities and fun to keep everyone busy. Teams will be busy fundraising throughout the night, so guests are encouraged to bring cash/checkbooks to the event. There will be on-site security at Relay.


Camping at Relay
Setup can take place on Thursday, May 2 from 5-8 p.m. and Friday, May 3 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Entertainment at Relay
The Relay For Life Southlake Committee has organized team fundraisers, activities and live performances to keep Relay participants entertained throughout the night. Some of this year’s team fundraising activities include: face painting, pie throwing, a photo booth, hair candy, a car bash, and for the first time at Relay a dodgeball tournament. There will be live entertainment on two stages during the event. The City Stage will be located in the carnival area. The Main Stage will be on the field; Griffin House is this year’s headliner.  All activities must be held in the carnival area (northeast of the tennis courts) and must be registered with Tina Wasserman at The popular Mr. Relay Pageant returns this year. Pick your favorite male team member to dress in women’s clothing, carry a purse and collect donations during Relay. The contestant with the most money raised will be crowned “Mr. Relay 2013”!


Hungry at Relay
This year’s food vendors include some of Southlake’s most popular family restaurants. McAlister’s and Nothing Bundt Cakes will be selling sandwiches and sweet treats. Relay participants can also purchase various concessions including funnel cakes, deep fried pickles, hot wings, corn dogs, chicken-on-a-stick and many other traditional fair foods. Ice will not be sold on site this year, guests will need to bring their own ice to Relay. Be sure to stay at Relay throughout the night and into the early morning hours for a free pancake breakfast cooked on the spot by local Kiwanis Club members.


Shuttle Schedule and CHS Traffic Flow at Relay
In anticipation of large crowds, there will be limited public parking at Carroll High School or Durham Intermediate School campuses. Parking at these campuses will be reserved for parking permit holders only. A shuttle service will be provided for Relay participants. Guests can park and ride a free shuttle to the event from one of the following locations: Dawson Middle School/ Eubanks Intermediate School, Carroll Senior High School and Johnson Elementary School. Shuttle buses begin routes at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Shuttles will run back to remote parking lots every half hour between 5 p.m. and midnight Friday, May 3. A final shuttle run will be Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables at remote parking lots. Park at your own risk. All vehicles on campus will follow the the Carroll High School traffic pattern. Click here for a map.


Update: Limited Number of Parking Passes Available for Purchase
For the first time, Relay For Life Southlake will be selling parking passes for drivers who wish to park on the Carroll High School campus. A limited number of parking permits will be available for $20 at Bank Day which is Monday, April 29. Permits will be available for purchase from 10 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. at the CISD Administration Center located at 2400 N. Carroll Avenue (formerly Carroll Middle School).


Volunteer at Relay
If you are looking for another way to be involved in this year’s Relay For Life, organizers need your help! Simply click on the Sign Up Genius tab to the right, and look over all the wonderful and much needed volunteer opportunities.  Kick start your community service hours for next school year and let’s all join together to make Relay For Life Southlake a huge success!


Luminaria Ceremony at Relay
You can celebrate a loved one touched by cancer by purchasing a luminaria to be lit during Relay after sundown. Click here to view and print the order form. Another unique part of Relay For Life Southlake is the slideshow presentation shown at the conclusion of the Luminaria Ceremony. Email Pam Francis at to submit a photo of a cancer survivor or someone you know lost to cancer. Please include the full name of the person in the photograph as well as whether the photograph should be listed as “In honor of” or “in memory of.”


Every team is encouraged to have a registered survivor to celebrate. A survivor dinner will be hosted inside the cafeteria/ common area of Carroll High School. Food will be served at 5 p.m.

CISD Campuses Collecting Canned Goods for Relay
Support two good causes at one time!  All Carroll ISD schools are collecting canned goods that will be used to anchor luminaria bags during Relay.  After the event, all of the canned goods will be donated to a local food pantry. Look for the purple bins at your student’s campus.

Silent Auction at Relay
If you have something you would like to donate to the Relay For Life Southlake silent auction, please contact Suzi Thorne. No donation is too small. Email Suzi with any questions: The amount of money earned from a donation can be credited to any participant or team. Table closings will take place at 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Communicate at Relay
The Relay For Life Southlake Committee encourages all participants to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer through social media. Follow us on Twitter @RFLSouthlake and share with others using the #RFLsouthlake hashtag. There is also a Relay For Life Southlake Facebook page where participants have been active in recent months getting ready to Relay. Through these mobile sites Relay guests will be sharing statuses and uploading pictures throughout the night. Receive important Relay event updates through text messages by texting 5413 to 22723.

Important Rules at Relay

  • Only registered team members with parental permission forms on file will be allowed to stay on-site past midnight (event bracelets necessary)
  • No pets on site
  • No alcohol or tobacco on site
  • No tents – only canopies permitted
  • No campfires on school property
  • No personal golf carts/four or three wheelers on site (committee/event planning team only)
  • Youth team members are not required to spend the night but youth must be registered and have a youth participation waiver signed to stay
  • After midnight, entry/ re-entry requires Relay For Life wristband
Additional Online Sources for Official Relay For Life Southlake 2013 Information and Announcements
Carroll ISD:
Previous posts about Relay For Life Southlake 2013: click here
Receive important Relay event updates through text messages by texting 5413 to 22723.