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Join the ADCES 5K Challenge
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August 1-31, 2021

Run or walk a 5K and log your time in the Challenge app anytime between Sunday, August 1 00:01 CDT and Tuesday, August 31 23:59 CDT. Share your experience on social media.


1) Download the "Heka Well" app:
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2) Launch the Challenge app and select ADCES 5K from the list of Challenges
3) Complete the Registration and User Profile:
  • Register: Enter name, email and password
  • User Profile: Choose a nickname for the 5K Leaderboard
4) Run your 5K!
  • 5K times can only be recorded in the app after the official event start time!
  • Log as many 5Ks as you like. Only your best time will appear on the Leaderboardrd



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Once the event has started, just press the Bonus Activities selector ** in the Challenge App to select one of the following:

5K: Complete your 5K and report your finish time using the in-app log. You may complete and enter as many 5K times as you like between 8/1 and 8/31

Facebook: Use the in-app module to take photos during your 5K and share to Facebook. Consider making your posts public so other participants may view your experience. Post are pre-filled the hashtag #ADCES5K.

Instagram: Use the in-app module to take photos and share to Instagram. Hashtag #ADCES5K and handle @ADCESdiabetes will be copied to the clipboard so you may paste into your Instagram post.


By making a contribution to the ADCES Foundation, you help raise awareness and financial support for research and scholarships that help ADCES members make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes. Consider supporting the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists Foundation by making a donation today here.


All participants who are ADCES21 Conference registrants and log a 5K in the Challenge app will be entered into a random drawing for the following five (5) prizes at the end of the Challenge

  • (2) gift baskets from Visit Baltimore

  • (1) gift basket from Visit Phoenix

  • (2) $50 Amazon gift cards


Every participant who logs a 5K will receive by email at the end of the Challenge an ADCES 5K Certificate of Completion showing their best time.


The ADCES 5K Leaderboard (also available within the app) is refreshed approximately every 10 minutes once the Challenge has started.

5K Reference Times

12:35 World Record Men 

13:13 Olympic Qualifier Men 

14:11 World Record Women

15:10 Olympic Qualifier Women

16:38 World Record Men 65+

20:08 World Record Women 65+

24:03 World Record Men 85+

32:29 World Record Women 85+


If you have any questions contact the support team here or email

*  Supported devices and operating systems

** Bonus Activities:

  1. On the Challenge app's main dashboard, tap the Bonus Activities selector.

  2. Press the 5KFacebookor the Instagram button and follow the app instructions.

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