Rabies: Facts not Fear

Event Details


Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak (UKAS) in collaboration with Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) and Department of Veterinary Sarawak (DVSS) is organising a free-to-register Rabies Awareness Virtual Run that will take place between 20th  September to 1st October 2021 which only require  5km distance covered every week for 2 consecutive weeks. This virtual run is organized in conjunction with World Rabies Day 2021 with the theme of “Rabies: Facts, not Fear ”. Runners from all walks of life from all over Sarawak are expected to participate.


As of 14 July 2021, 72 areas have been declared rabies-infected areas in Sarawak. The state government through The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has taken various initiatives to tackle rabies outbreak since it was declared as a stage 2 disaster according to the National Security Council Directive No. 20.


Various awareness and initiatives have been done in order to prevent rabies such as:


  • Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak have been vaccinating dogs for free throughout Sarawak with anti-rabies vaccination as well as continuous active and passive surveillance.
  • Ministry of Local Government and Housing are also doing dog licensing (and microchipping) as well as dog population control.
  • The Sarawak State Health Department is continuously doing the integrated bite management.
  • Public Service Announcement and awareness in local radio stations & social media influencers by UKAS


For Rabies Awareness Virtual Run, the participant are required to run at least 5 KM per week for 2 weeks, post in their social media with hashtag #WorldRabiesDaySarawak and #BeAResponsiblePetOwner and are entitled to a free accomplishment medal upon completing. 



  • 20 September 2021 (00:00)
  • 25 September 2021 (23:59) 


  • 20 September 2021 (00:00)
  • 1 October 2021 (23:59) 



  • DIGITAL  - Please obey the current Movement Control Order in your area and social distancing rules.



Participation is FREE

Individuals who complete minimum of 5KM each week will receive a Finisher medal! 






R1: Participants are only allowed to submit distance tracked activities. Step Count activity will NOT be accepted.


R2: Participants to ensure that all activities are;

  1. From an active running/walking activity. Tracking your steps/walk over the whole day is not an active activity. (Shopping and tracking are not allowed too).

  2. Synced/submitted before the end of each week and before the event ends (23:59 GMT +8). Late submissions will not be accepted.

  3. Submitted with the necessary information; Start date and time, duration, distance and route* (*for outdoor activity only).

See full list of Rules in the ‘Submission of results’ section in the Terms and Conditions.



Frequently Asked Questions


For general and technical questions please visit General & Technical FAQ

For event related FAQ, please refer below:


Q1 : Do I need to submit the result daily?
A1 : Result submission is required to be done before end of every week and before the event ends by 23:59 (GMT+8). 


Q2 : Is it limited to outdoor runs only?
A2 : No, indoor treadmill results are also acceptable. You may submit a photo of your treadmill dashboard by manual submission. Please ensure that your submission includes the date of the activity.


Q3 : Who is eligible to participate in this event?
A3 : This event is open to anyone in Sarawak, Malaysia. 


Q4 : How will I receive the entitlements? 
A4 : Participants can collect their entitlement from their respective location in Sarawak after the e-certificate is delivered.

Kuching : UKAS office
Kota Samarahan :   Majlis Perbandaran Kota Samarahan
Sibu : Majlis Daerah Sibu
Bintulu : Bintulu Development Authority
Miri : Majlis Bandaraya Miri

Participants also can opt for delivery with a delivery fee after the e-certificate being delivered. Please contact the Organiser to arrange for delivery.


Q5 : Will I get the finisher medal if I did not complete the minimum 5KM per week?
A5 : No, finisher medals will only be given out to individuals that complete a minimum of 5KM each week.


Q6 : Will my mileage be collected before the event date count?
A6 : No, your mileage will be collected from the date and time the event starts and after you have successfully registered.


Q7 : What do I do if I entered the wrong information during registration?
A7 : Please email us at [email protected] with the changes you want to make.  


Contact Us

For any inquiries on the event and entitlement, please contact the Event Organiser Awang Saifeluddin at [email protected]


For any inquiries and technical issues please contact us at: [email protected].


We will get back to you as soon as possible within 3 working days, our business hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (excluding Public Holidays).



Terms and Conditions

You can find the terms and conditions of the event and the rewards here: Terms and Conditions