Fun(d) Run

Fun(d) Run

Run/walk with your pet and support the WSAVA Foundation!

Run with your vet and pet!
21 March – 4 April 2021

Fundraising run or walk (preferably with your pet). For the first time held virtually, which means anyone can join!

To save lives in Africa by raising funds to support the fight against rabies in Africa, which is being led by Mission Rabies and our AFSCAN teams.

You can take part between 21 March 2021 until 4 April 2021.

This year, anywhere!

What is the distance?
5km run or 2km walk.

How do I register?
You can register via the dedicated registration page.

What is the entry fee?
We ask all participants for a donation of choice (minimum $20) to the WSAVA Foundation.
You can select your donation during the registration process.

What is my reward?
Running accessories and other rewards will be shipped to winners.
More info about the winning categories can be found here.
Don’t forget to upload your time or post photos to have a chance to win!

More details & Registration

About 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 1.000 people have signed up to support these fun events, which are now an integral part of WSAVA World Congress. Monies raised have been used to 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.

Sign up and help WSAVA Foundation’s major project in Africa – the AFSCAN Initiative – to achieve its goals.

For more information on the Foundation, AFSCAN and Mission Rabies, please visit: