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Join the Walking Challenge at the ACHA 2019 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO May 28 - June 1!

Engage in healthy activities and some friendly competition amongst your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard!


The ACHA Challenge starts on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 a.m. MDT and ends Friday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. MDT.  Participants can track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit. (i)

To join:
1) Download the Heka Walk Challenge app:
2) Complete the in-app registration and pairing process:
  • Launch the Challenge app and select the 'ACHA' from the list of Walking Challenges
  • Complete the registration fields
  • Pair your supported step tracker (see the Challenge FAQ Webpage for details)
3) Start Walking!
  • To sync your step data to the app, select 'Tap to sync steps' at the top of the dashboard
  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker
  • Please sync your step data at least one time a day as some data sources will not provide step data that is over 24 hours old

The top 25 Steppers will be entered into a raffle to win a fitness bundle that includes a yoga mat, resistance bands, and a water bottle.

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Scan the eleven (11) QR Codes at the following locations throughout the Conference hall and receive bonus steps each day to support your Challenge efforts: (ii)

  Gold Premier Sponsors: 400 bonus steps 

  1.  American College Health Foundation Table

  2.  binx health (Booth 601)

  3.  Gilead Sciences (Booth 207)

  4.  GSK (Booth 314)

  5.  Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Booth 124)

  Gold Sponsors: 300 bonus steps

  6.  Aetna Student Health (Booth 308)

  7.  UnitedHealthcare Student Resources (Booth 215)

  Silver Sponsors: 200 bonus steps

  8.  Anthem (Booth 402)

  9.  Beacon Health Options (Booth 221)

  10. Wellfleet Student (Booth 118)

  11. Pfizer (Booth 515)

If you have any questions, email


(i) The Walking Challenge app requires iOS 9.0 and above on the following devices:  iPhone 4S and above, iPad Air, Mini, and 3rd & 4th generation iPads. Android requirements: Android 5.0 and above that have not been customized by the phone-tablet manufacturer.

(ii) To scan QR codes:

  1. Open the Walking Challenge' app

  2. Press the Scan-In button located on the Walking Challenge dashboard in the app. Note that you will need to allow the app access to your device's camera 

  3. Align the app viewer with the QR Code and the code will automatically be detected and confirmed

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