The 14th annual Relay for Life will take place Saturday, June 3. While in the past the event has been an all-night affair at the high school, the fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society will take on a new format this year.

While the high school track is out of commission, the event has relocated to Dennis Alley Park (formerly Waban Park) in Oak Bluffs.

From noon to 3 p.m. participants can play carnival games while learning more about the event and the mission of the American Cancer Society. At 3 p.m. the event’s opening ceremonies will kick off, featuring an address by survivor Kevin Searle.

The walk will start at 3:30 p.m. The route covers nine miles, out and back along Beach Road from the park to the Square Rigger restaurant in Edgartown.

At 6 p.m., back at the park, there will be a reception and dinner to honor survivors. The luminaria ceremony to acknowledge lives lost to cancer will occur at 8:30 p.m.

Event chair Nicole Gazaille has been involved with the relay for 13 years, since her father died from bladder cancer.

“It’s touched a lot of my family, cancer, in different ways,” she said.

Ms. Gazaille hopes the event’s new format will boost attendance. “I’m hoping it’s going to draw more participation, where it doesn’t require someone to be there all day,” she said.

Though registered participants and funds raised thus far are down from previous years, Ms. Gazaille is optimistic for the big day. Those interested in attending do not need to be a part of a team to support the effort; all are welcome to join on Saturday.