Our Most Frequently Asked Questions


I'm not on a team, can I stay overnight?

Unfortunately, due to liability issues, only registered team members, registered individuals, and select volunteers may stay past 10 pm.


Is there a cost to participate?

Yes, each team member must donate at least $40. Individuals who register for the full 24 hours must also donate at least $40 and individuals who register for 12 hours must donate at least $20. The participants can raise this money however they would like. Checks can be made out to "Chelmsford 24 Hour Relay".

People not registered on a team or as an individual (other than coaches) must pay $5 in order to get on the field during the relay.


Where does the money go?

The Chelmsford 24 Hour Relay raises money that goes toward organizations and programs in Chelmsford and the Greater Lowell Community. The 2018 relay raised over $10,000 that was donated to the Chelmsford Police Department, Chelmsford Fire Department, Chelmsford Food Pantry, Chelmsford Senior Center, Chelmsford High School Alumni Association, Lowell Wish Project, and more. Read more here.


What if it rains?

The relay will be held outdoor, rain or shine, so teams should be prepared for all types of weather. However, we will temporarily move indoors if there is thunder or lightning.


Where can donations and CORI forms be turned in?

Please turn donations and coach CORI forms Ms. Leary in Hawthorne House. For more CORI Information, check the Coaches and Captain's Information page.


What about food?

´╗┐Teams are responsible for providing their own food during the course of the relay. Propane grills are permitted, however no open flames are allowed. Teams in the past have gone simple, ordering pizza, or prepared extravagant dinners, such as a full multi-course Thanksgiving dinner. The choice is yours. Alternatively, food and drink will be available for purchase from vendors on site.


I am on a team/a registered individual. Can I leave the relay?

Once registered, participants will not be allowed to leave the relay site except in a pre-approved situation or an approved (by one of the relay directors) emergency situation and in the company of the participant's parents/guardians.