Fun(d) Run



What is it? A scenic 5 km run or 3 km walk though Cartagena supported by Hill’s and Zoetis
Why do we hold it? To fundraise to support the fight against RABIES in Africa, which is being led by Mission Rabies and our AFSCAN teams
When does it take place:  Friday, September 30, 2016 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Where: The route is being finalized but will be close to the Congress center and hotels
How do I register? You can register via the registration page when you register for ​WSAVA Congress.  You can also register at the W​SAVA FOUNDATION stand in the Congress Exhibition.
Distance: 5 km run or a 3 km​ walk
Route: to be confirmed shortly
What is my reward?  A souvenir T-shirt - plus we are awarding medals for the fastest 15 runners.  You'll also receive refreshments along the way and have lots of fun!

The WSAVA Foundation

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association Foundation (WSAVAF) is a not-for-profit organization, launched by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). It aims to secure funding to develop initiatives to educate veterinarians and the public globally about disease prevention and to improve the health of small companion animals by preventing and controlling zoonotic diseases and strengthening the human-animal bond. 

One of the WSAVA Foundation's key projects is the African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) initiative which is supporting the development of the veterinary profession across Africa and playing a key role in the fight against rabies on the continent, together with partners including charities Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS) and Mission Rabies.

In 2013, as part of its fundraising efforts, the WSAVA Foundation staged the first Fun(d) Run in Auckland, New Zealand during WSAVA World Congress and, in so doing, started a tradition that we now repeat every year as part of Congress.  Not only does the Fun(d) Run raise money for the WSAVA Foundation but it also promotes the concept of health and fitness for pets and  owners – embracing a 'One Health' approach to wellbeing - an important focus for the WSAVA Foundation.

Since the first Fun(d) Run in Auckland in 2013, more than 600 people have signed up to support these fun events, which are now an integral part of WSAVA World Congress. Monies raised have been used support Mission Rabies' work in India and Malawi.   The Malawi Project, launched by WVS and Mission Rabies with the UK charity Dogs Trust, aims to make a real difference to the lives of people and dogs in a country where a third of all global human cases of rabies occur and where someone dies of the disease every 30 minutes.  More than half of these deaths occur in children.   

In 2015, we also donated some of the funds raised from the Fun(d) Run at WSAVA World Congress in Bangkok to our colleagues in Nepal to support their vital work following the devastating earthquake earlier this year.

WSAVA Foundation Fun(d) Run

Get ready to join your colleagues from all around the world by taking part in an exhilarating 5 km run or 3 km walk in Cartagena to raise funds for the WSAVA Foundation.  It does not matter whether you are an experienced runner or have no experience at all - everyone is welcome.

The fourth Fun(d) Run will take place in on 30 September 2016 in Cartagena, Colombia during WSAVA World Congress.  Don't miss it!


All entrants are asked to make a donation to the WSAVA Foundation (US$​ 15 minimum). In return, you will receive a commemorative t-shirt, a water bottle and tasty breakfast package to enjoy at the finish line.  

We are indebted to our kind sponsor Hill’s Pet Nutrition ​for helping us organize this event. Please sign up and help WSAVA Foundation’s major project in Africa - the AFSCAN Initiative – to achieve its goals.

Your registration and shirt size will then be confirmed:
 Register for the Fun(d) Run with a donation of:
​- 15 USD​
- 25 USD
- 50 USD
- 100 USD

​For more information on Mission Rabies, please visit
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