The Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine is part of the University of Glasgow. IBAHCM members will be marking World Rabies Day 2020 on Sunday 27th September.
We are passionate about raising awareness of rabies, that sadly still kills ~ 59,000 people every year. This year we had planned to join together in the Trossachs area and participate in a combination of the following:
59km bike ride (every 1m cycled represents 1 person dying from rabies each year)
5.9km run/walk (every 1m walked/run represents 10 people dying from rabies each year)
590m swim (every 1m swum represents 100 people dying from rabies each year)
Sadly, due to COVID restrictions we had to cancel our event. However, individually staff and students marked the day and completed various activities.
Jen Jen Yu mini triathlon Trossachs
Jennika Virhia + dog simba 5.9km walk Pollock Park
Kathrin Loosli 5km walk Glasgow West end/Maryhill
John Claxton walk Scald Law, Pentland Hills
Sarah Cleaveland cycle and swim Aberfoyle
Roman Biek 5.9km run Glasgow West end/Maryhill
Paul Johnson 5900m rowing River Clyde
Anna Czupryna + dog 3.6km every day 17-28 Sep (360 challenge) Tanzania
Crinan Jarrett + dog Myrtle 5.9km run Eskrigg Nature Reserve, Lockerbie
Well done to everyone who got involved!