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Join the American College of Rheumatology
Walking Challenge at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in
Chicago, October 19-24, 2018
Participate in some friendly competition amongst your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard and qualify to win great prizes in the first-ever ACR/ARHP Walking Challenge!
The Walking Challenge will start on Saturday, October 20 at 8 A.M. CDT and end on Tuesday, October 23 at 12 P.M. CDT.  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, simply:
1) Download the ACR Walking Challenge app:
  • Click here to download the app from the Apple App Store
  • Click here to download the app from the Google Play Store
2) Complete the in-app registration and pairing process:
  • Launch the Challenge app and 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. 

ACR/ARHP does not receive nor is it responsible for any of the data provided by you to Heka Health in your application. Please refer to Heka Health's Privacy Policy for details on your data privacy rights.

After completing the in-app registration and pairing process, please stop by the Challenge Help Desk (located on Level 3, Central Concourse) to get your challenge badge sticker, compliments of the ACR.




The first 1K scientific attendees who reach the Challenge goal of 10,000 steps and then stop by the Challenge Help Desk will earn a Challenge Achievement Bracelet, compliments of the ACR.

Scientific attendees who reach 40,000 steps by the end of the Challenge will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards, compliments of the ACR.



The scientific attendee who takes the most total steps during the Challenge will win a complimentary 2019 ACR/ARHP Scientific Session registration, compliments of the ACR.



Earn bonus steps by scanning the QR code booster at the Walking Challenge Help Desk or at the ACR Discovery Center. Earn a maximum of 6,000 bonus steps over three days. One step booster allowed per day beginning October 21.

  • Booster 1 -- 1,000 steps

  • Booster 2 -- 2,000 steps

  • Booster 3 -- 3,000 steps


To scan the QR code booster: Tap the “Scan-In” button on the main dashboard of the Walking Challenge app. Next, tap the “Capture QR Code” link on the Scan-In app page and align the camera viewer with the QR code, which will be automatically detected.


Winners of the Top Stepper and 40K Step Drawing prizes will be notified via email at the end of the Walking Challenge. 

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For more information, email us at

(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 4.5 and above that have not been customized by the phone-tablet manufacturer.

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