RFL of SL 2017: Relay Weekend Press Release


A new press release was sent out this week about next month’s 2017 Relay Weekend in Second Life. This year Relay Weekend is scheduled for Saturday 15th July & Sunday 16th July 2017.  The theme for the 2017 RFL of SL season is Passport to Hope.

Check out the full press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG

For More Information Contact Serina Juran

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Are you ready?

Relay Weekend, set for July 15 and 16, is almost here and just wait until you see what’s been planned this year!

From the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony, Relay Weekend is an exciting and special time, one that you don’t want to miss.

Make sure you keep up-to-date on all Relay happenings with relayforlifeofsecondlife.org.

One way to get involved is to become a sponsor of Relay Weekend. There are many different levels of sponsorships available — both in-world and non-virtual real world opportunities — and all designed to benefit not only Relay For Life of Second Life but for you as the sponsor as well.. Check out relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/get-involved/sponsorship/ for details and be a part of this fun event that attracts thousands.

Our bags are packed and our passports are ready for Relay Weekend. Won’t you come along with us?

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 13 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5,600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

The 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life Season Starts 5th March


The 2017 Relay For Life of Second Life season officially starts at 10am SLT with the opening ceremony on Sunday 5th March 2017 over at the RFL regions. The festivities start from 9am SLT with more events planned during the day.

Team registrations are now underway and if you are interested starting a new team you can apply here.

Confirmed Upcoming RFL of SL 2017 Events



 

Press Release: Fashion For Life 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FASHION FOR LIFE 2017 GETS READY TO TAKE THE STAGE!

Relay for Life of Second Life announces the first mega event of the 2017 Season, Fashion For Life 2017. The event will take place on March 5th, 2017 and run until midnight on March 19th, 2017. As always 100% of proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The goal of the event is to provide an incredible shopping and entertainment experience featuring unique items, runway shows. Lend your support to Relay For Life, the largest and longest charity in Second Life.

Some of the past themes have been Heaven/Hell (2007), St. Patrick’s Day (2008), Pirates (2009), Fashion Capitols of the World (2010), Beyond Black and White (2011), It’s time (2012), The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World (2013), Wanderlust (2014), Tour through the Capitals (2015), and last years theme That’s Entertainment! (2016).

This years theme is… Glamorous.
Styles will range from formal to bohemian in a beautiful high fashion glamorous sim.

About Fashion For Life:
Featuring everything Fashion in SL. Another HUGE shopping event to fight cancer. Multiple sims and fabulous builds along with some of SLs best designers, who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! This Relay For Life mega event had its beginning in 2007 when it was called, “the Clothing Fair”.

About Relay For Life of Second Life:
Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual fundraising event that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, RFL of SL has raised over $3 million USD for the American Cancer Society.  Since 1985, Relay For Life has become an international movement with over 5,000 Relays being held around the world. As of July 2014, RFL of SL ranks 17 out of 5,000! In fact, RFL of SL is the most global Relay event with teams and volunteers and supporters from more than 90 countries, worldwide.

History of American Cancer Society:

Applications
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Designers | https://goo.gl/6MKhur

Bloggers | https://goo.gl/pQIjvA

Special Events | http://goo.gl/NKveWx

Media Partner | Contact DjRoseAthena

Event Timeline
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Designer Application | December 5, 2016 – January 12, 2017

Blogger Application | December 5, 2016 – January 12, 2017

Special Events | December 5, 2016 – January 12, 2017

Photos of Exclusives Due | February 10, 2017

Model List to Designers | February 11 & 12, 2017

Exclusives to models | February 17, 2017

Sim Set up for Designers | February 27, 2017 – March 3, 2017

Event Opens | March 5th, 2017

Event Closes | March 19th, 2017

Sim Clean Up |  March 20, 2017

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Fashion For Life Website
http://fashionforlifesl.blogspot.com/

Fashion For Life Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SLFashionForLife/

Relay For Life of Second Life Website
http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

American Cancer Society Website
http://www.cancer.org/

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Fashion For Life 2017 Event Schedule
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Main landing point:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glam%201/129/153/24

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Event Schedule
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March 5th, 2017 – Opening Ceremony 12pm-2pm slt
DJ: Rose Mikaelson
Hostess: Gracely McKenzie (thecenterfolds)

March 11th – Fashion Show 11am slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 8th – 6PM-8PM Live Singer
Singer: Melissa Ansley
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 10th – Club party 10-12am SLT
DJ: Rhiannon Colclough
Hostess: Gracely McKenzie (thecenterfolds)

March 10th – The Dazzlers 6:30pm slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 11th – Club Party 2pm to 4pm
DJ: Bliss Snowfall
Hostess: Suki Rexen

March 12th – Fashion Show 11am slt (Southern Agency)
Hostess:

March 12th – Relay Rap 3:30pm – 4:30pm slt
Hostess: T1Radio

March 17th – The Dazzlers 6:30pm slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 18th – Fashion Show 11am slt
Hostess: Rose Mikaelson

March 19th – Closing Ceremony 12pm-2pm slt
DJ: Sagia
Hostess: Suki Rexen

Please spread the word about Fashion For Life 2017 happening in Second Life soon. 🙂

RFL of SL 2017 Team Registration Opens Sunday 12th February


Relay For Life of Second Life 2017 team registrations open at 6am SLT on Sunday 12th February 2017. This year teams are recommended to have at least 5 members and teams that meet the minimum fundraising levels will be eligible for a campsite and real life prizes/awards. See the press release below for more details.

The 2017 RFL of SL season officially kicks off on 5th March 2017. The theme for 2017 is Passport To Hope and it’s going to be another incredible season I think. RFL of SL is still the world’s largest virtual fundraising event and every year new records are being set.

Confirmed dates for RFL of SL 2017 Events So Far:

  • Paint SL Purple starts on 4th – 12th March 2017
  • RFL of SL 2017 season kicks off 5th March 2017
  • Relay Weekend 2017 will be on 15th – 16th July 2017

Here is the full press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2017
WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG
For More Information Contact Serina Juran

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RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Second Life Residents Invited To Participate in the World’s Largest Virtual Fundraising Event!

Relay For Life of Second Life Team Registration opens at 6 am SLT on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Led by Event Leadership Team chair Nuala Maracas and co-chairs Leala Spire and Grace Devin, the 2017 season kicks off March 5th and continues through Relay For Life Weekend in Second Life on the 15th & 16th of July. The theme for the 2017 Relay season is “Passport To Hope”.

Team Registration Details
• Captains may register their teams beginning Feb 12th by visiting http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
and clicking the TEAM REGISTRATION button.
• Teams are recommended to have at least 5 members
• Captains will be asked to set a goal for their team.
• Teams who meet the minimum fundraising levels will be eligible for a campsite and for real life prizes and awards.

A new Supporter category has been created to give credit to non-team entities who in the past have raised funds for Relay using General Donations kiosks.These businesses, clubs or organizations can contact PrettyKitty Gumbo in world to be assigned a “Supporter” number and receive fundraising tools.

“This year we are not just going to think outside the box,” said event Chair Nuala Maracas. “We are going to Break The Box! Together we are going to make a difference. Together we are going to help our American Cancer Society finish this fight!”
About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 13 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

The RFL of SL 2017 season is almost here! 🙂

2017 exciting events to look forward to in Second Life


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2016 was a really good year for events in Second Life and I loved attending almost all of them. 2017 is here so now it’s time to look forward to all those exciting events happening in the weeks and months ahead.

I think the annual and major events will be absolutely amazing during 2017. Don’t forget to mark these key events on your calendars today and spread the word.

2017 Annual Events Ahead

  • Bay City Annual Events 2017Mole Day, Fashion Week, Bay City 9th Anniversary, Hot Bay City Nights, Tree Lighting, Prim Drop expected to take place this year
  • BURN2 2017The Fire Moon Event starts 27th – 29th January 2017 (more annual BURN2 events will be happening during the course of 2017)
  • The Arcade 2017 – Next arcade event happening in 57 days (Opens March, June, September & December 2017)
  • Relay For Life of Second Life 2017 Season – Kick off of the new season starts 5th March 2017 – Theme: Passport to Cure

2017 Major Events Ahead

Sansar is expected to open to the public sometime during January 2017 if all goes to plan. “Sansar allows you to create, share, and monetize your own social VR experiences”.

My 11th Rezday in Second Life takes place on 31st October 2017 and I’m pretty looking forward to that this year. 🙂

Wow so much is happening during 2017 in Second Life and it’s going to be so much fun this year. I am looking forward again to attending, sharing my thoughts and snapshots with everyone this year.

If you know of any other events happening in 2017 in Second Life, feel free to comment below and thanks for reading this special 2017 upcoming events post.

Let the 2017 events begin! 

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A look back at 2016 in Second Life – Year In Review


10 years later
My 10th rezday – 31st October 2016

This is my special year in review post looking back at the biggest news, events and more during 2016 in Second Life. There have been so many good memories and some not so good ones during 2016. See the bottom of this blog post for month by month highlights of 2016. 🙂

Improved communications

I do think communications between the lab and the Second Life community have greatly improved during 2016 through various channels like the official Second Life blog, on the Second Life status grid reports page, via Twitter and inworld.

The lab have already posted their highlights of 2016 here including raising the land prims limit for the mainland/private estates, introducing the new horizons experience, adding 360 snapshots, extending Bento, adding new community gateways and much more.

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New Horizons Experience
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Improved grid status page

State of the grid in 2016

The amount of Main Grid regions and private estates have declined further during 2016 which is not good news but that’s what’s officially happening. I hope that in 2017 there will be some sort of region growth because that would be cool. The lab needs to work out and try to come up with workable solutions to stop the decline happening.

Back on 3rd January 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
  • Private Estates: 17, 775 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 111

As of 25th December 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 975
  • Private Estates: 16, 792
  • Linden Owned: 7, 183

There have been many well known places that have closed down this year in Second Life because of various reasons and some places managed to be saved.  Yay! 🙂

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Mont Saint Michel
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Insilico

Amazing Events This Year

There have been so many enjoyable events that have happened during 2016 including the Second Life 13th birthday celebrations, One Billion Rising, Lab Chat events, the VWBPE conference, Relay For Life of Second Life events,

Don’t forget the incredible Bay City 8th anniversary, BURN2 events, the annual faires and the list goes on.

Thanks to all those that organised and volunteered these amazing events this year. 🙂

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Fantasy Fair 2016
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Bay City Eighth Anniversary
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Second Life 13th Birthday
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RFL of SL 2016
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London City 7th birthday
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BURN2 2016 Festival

Sansar is almost ready 

There was huge interest this year for Sansar with hundred’s signing up for the Creator Preview and testing it out. The lab have released various interesting Sansar photos, demos and updates during the course of 2016.

Sansar is due to open to the public sometime in January 2017.

Some shocks in 2016

The big shock of 2016 has to be when Donald Trump won the US Election 2016 and will become the next US president from mid January 2017.

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Donald Trump supporters area

Another big shock of 2016 has to be the terrible Orlando shootings earlier this year because that was really sad. In Second Life the community came together and raised L$ to support the victims.

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We lost some great talent during 2016 

Sadly a few well known residents that I knew in Second Life passed away during 2016. If anyone knew anyone else that passed away in Second Life during 2016 – please let me know so I can add it below!

  • Ladyslipper Constantine  Involved with Virtual Ability events, Virtual Worlds Best Practices education events, One Billion Rising, BURN2 events and she was involved in past Second Life birthday celebrations
  • Latif Khalifa – Developer of the Radegast Metaverse Client, Singularity Viewer and Replex Viewer

Here is a month by month highlights during 2016 on what happened in terms of big events and news. All links below are from my blog posts 🙂 

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

2017: the year ahead

I hope everyone has enjoyed reading my blog posts during 2016 and I am looking forward the blogging more in 2017. I will be covering Second Life, Sansar and OpenSim next year. Wooot! 🙂

I hope 2017 will be a good year 🙂

InWorldz Relay Weekend Event Schedule 2016


Starting at 8am IWT through until 8pm IWT today marks the 5th annual Relay Weekend for Relay For Life of InWorldz. There will be themed laps, live dj music and much more this year. For anyone that loves the Second Life version of Relay For Life every year I strongly suggest you trying out the InWorldz version of the event.

This year with incredible support from the InWorldz community they recently surpassed the LZ$ 4.5 million Izzie mark. Another new record was passed this year with a grand total of 16 teams now taking part in Relay For Life of InWorldz. Yay! 🙂

Teleport Link > http://places.inworldz.com/RFL%20Awareness/87/235/23 (inworldz link)

Here’s the main event schedule for Relay Weekend 2016

Ceremony, Entertainment and Lap Costume theme Schedule for Relay on Saturday 15th October 2016. (8am – 8pm IWT)

**Environment early evening**
  • 7:00  Warm Up Party DJ Martin Glom
  • 8:00  Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:30 -10am  Survivors and Caregivers laps DJ  Ashley
  • Martin Theme  workout gear
  • 10:00 DJ  GRIFFIN
  • Theme  SPORTSWEAR
  • 11:00 DJ Cheryl
  • Foxx Theme Leather
**Environment Mid Night**
  • 12:00  Luminaria Ceremony – Sage and Rycon Bamaisin
  • Theme Formal
  • 1:00  DJ Kira Wildfire
  • Theme Feel Good Blues – Wear your fav blues clothes!
  • 2:00  DJ Martin with OldeSoul
  • Theme Purpleicious
  • 3:00  DJ  Fantasia Rhodes
  • Theme  Country – Fav Country Wear
  • 4:00  DJ  Arathorn Dragomir
**Environment Morning**
  • 5:00  Fight Back Ceremony DJ Cataplexia
  • Theme Hero
  • 6:00  DJ Bain
  • Theme Colors of the Rainbow
  • 7:00  DJ Cataplexia
  • Theme Calling All Lightbringers (wear Whites)
  • 7:45  Closing Ceremony
  • 8:00  Final Lap DJ Cataplexia

About RFL of InWorldz 

Relay For Life® is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society®. Relay For Life of InWorldz is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and ~Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer ~Remember loved ones lost to the disease ~Fight Back against a disease that takes too much

 

 

5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season starts 6th August


Starting 6th August InWorldz will be holding it’s 5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season and this year the theme is Relay Round the World, One Hope – One World. Everyone is welcome to participate in this special 5th Relay For Life event for InWorldz.

The 5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season officially starts on 6th August at 9am IWT with a warm up party starting at 8am IWT. Apparently since the the end of 2015 InWorldz community raised Iz$607,919 to this season’s total during the off season.

9 new and returning teams have already signed up for the 5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season and I would imagine that number will rise in the days ahead.  Your Limo to Kick Off can be found here: http://places.inworldz.com/Celebrate/112/124/22

Team Registrations are OPEN if you are interested in being in a team for this year’s event.

  • Relay For Life of InWorldz Fashion week starts 21st until 27th August
  • Relay For Life Weekend starts 15th October from 9am until 9pm IWT

Stay updated on the latest RFL of IW news here.

About Relay For Life of InWorldz: Relay For Life® is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society®. Relay For Life of InWorldz (RFL of IW) will be an annual fall activity taking place in InWorldz®

It’s almost time to RELAY!

RFL of SL 2016: New Relay Weekend Press Release


A new press release has been released today for this year’s 12th annual relay weekend happening in Second Life in three days time. The opening ceremony starts at 10am SLT, followed by the Honor Lap then later at 9pm SLT the popular Luminaria ceremony starts. It’s expected that there will be at least 3, 000 avatars participating this year and hopefully new records will be set. Since 2005 Relay For Life of Second Life has raised almost $3 million for cancer research and it would be amazing to reach this milestone this year.

See the full press release below and feel free to share this! 🙂

For Immediate Release

Get ready for Relay Weekend!

Celebrating 12 years of raising funds for cancer research

(July 6, 2016) In just 3 days, thousands of Second Life Residents from all across the real globe will join together on July 16 and 17 for the 12th Relay Weekend of Relay For Life of Second Life and celebrate.

“It’s incredible to see how this Relay has grown over the last 12 years,” said Stingray Raymaker, American Cancer Society staff partner. “That first year, 2005, there were 315 Avatars walking the track to bring attention to the importance of cancer research. This year more than 3,000 will take to the track. Come on out and see what has become the largest fundraiser in SL and other virtual worlds.”

Relay Weekend will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16 and will feature 24 hours of themed laps, activities and entertainment. The weekend will wrap up with a massive party at 1 p.m. PDT Sunday, July 17.

If you can’t be at the Relay sims, tune in to T1 Radio, at T1radio.com, which will be airing the festivities through Relay Weekend.

“Our 2016 season has brought about outreach like no other season” Said Random Padar – Darrow, 2016 Event Chair. “We have over 60 new teams this year.  At every team event we have seen more and more new faces.  I am thrilled that our Relay Weekend is almost here!  We will begin with an opening ceremony beginning at 10am on July 16th, followed by our Honor Lap for our survivors and caregivers to walk proudly. At 9pm we will hold our always inspiring and touching Luminaria ceremony.  As I walk through our sims this year I see some amazing builds!  Team campsites along with special designer sims will compete for awards that display cancer education and theme inspired builds.  Once Upon A Cure season will go down in the history books as one which was filled with stories from our passionate Relayers, while working to write the end of the story!”

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from March through mid-July. In July, teams build campsites and walk a track, just like in a real world Relay.  Over the last eleven years, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised almost $3 million for cancer research and is the largest charity event in the virtual worlds. Several thousand volunteers from more than 80 countries participate each year, truly making it a global event.

There are many ways to get involved in Relay For Life of Second Life and another way to show your support is through sponsorships. Relay For Life of Second Life is proud to have the following as premier sponsors:  RGF Estates, Rockliffe University, Sol Existence and Runestone and other sponsorships are available; please contact the Cathy10 Longoria, Sponsorship Lead or Random Padar, Event Chair for more details.

Keep up with the news on Relay For Life of Second Life through it’s website, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr pages:

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

https://twitter.com/RelayForLife_SL

http://facebook.com/rflofsl

 

RFL of SL 2016: Relay Weekend Fast Approaching


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First preview of the RFL of SL 2016 track!

The 12th annual RFL of SL relay weekend will be taking place at the RFL regions on Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th July 2016. Relay weekend is a fun event rasing money for the fight against cancer and it’s one of the largest events of the season. Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and the first RFL of SL event started back in 2005.

RFL of SL Milestones

  • 2005 – the first Relay For Life of Second Life was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $6, 000 US dollars
  • 2010 – over $220, 000 US dollars was raised
  • 2011 – 1 million US dollars was raised
  • 2012 – 1.5 million US dollars was raised
  • 2014 – 2 million US dollars was raised
  • 2016 – fast approaching the 3 million US dollars mark

RFL of SL 2016 Regions Map

RFL of SL 2016 Track Map

It’s almost time to RELAY! 🙂