Relay for Life

On Saturday 27 March, 80 students and six staff participated in the Auckland Central Relay for Life. 

 

Every step taken around the track represented the unstoppable fight to create a future with less cancer. Rangitoto College joined this event to celebrate cancer survivors and carers, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society.

 

Currently, the school group has fundraised over $21,500 for the Cancer Society. Should you still want to donate, please click here

 

Whilst we are very proud of all of our team members for their incredible effort, a special mention does need to go out to our top fundraisers—Orlando Aguilera, Lily Marshall and Izzie Williams.

 

Most of the students set themselves a personal goal for the number of laps they wanted to complete and a large majority walked and/or ran at least a marathon over the event. Ethan Munro-Scown, a Year 13 student, decided to set himself a challenge of 200 laps. In the end, he managed 230 laps—a mind-boggling distance!

 

With Zumba, tug of war and yoga to keep us awake, plus a much-needed sugar hit at midnight, we made it. After up to 14 hours of walking, running and laughing (sometimes almost hysterically) around the track, we reached the end. As a team, we had walked more than 7,300 laps!

 

No question, we were all quite tired and many of us were beginning to feel the sore muscles setting in, but the sense of accomplishment and pride in our efforts was clearly evident in the smiles on our faces.

 

A huge thank you to the members of staff that helped to make this event possible and to everyone that supported the students by donating.

 

Congratulations to each and every one of the Rangi Relay for Life 2021 Team. You were amazing and we hope to see as many of you as possible back for Relay 2022!

Kate Gale

Year 13 Dean