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Join the 4th Annual Walking Challenge at
PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 in San Francisco Jan. 5 - 8!
Participate in some friendly competition amongst your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard and try to exceed the Challenge Goals to win prizes!


The PCMA Walking Challenge starts on Monday, Jan. 6 at 12:01 a.m. PT and ends on Tuesday Jan. 7 at 11.59 p.m. PT. 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. (*)

To join:

1) Download the 'PCMA Walking Challenge' app:


2) Complete the registration and pairing process:

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 per 24 hour period and before the Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!




Stop by the Walking Challenge Kiosk (Level 1, across from Registration) to get activated and pick up your gift. The Walking Challenge Kiosk is open during registration hours starting Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Note that participants must be activated in order to qualify to be on the leaderboard and to be eligible to win Challenge prizes.

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To help you support your Challenge goals, earn bonus steps in the following four (4) ways:


1) Connect to Network

with another Challenge participant via the in-app Connect button.  Both parties earn 500 bonus steps plus "Find out what each other is most interested in learning at the event." (hopefully you can help each other out!).  Connect with as many other Challenge participants as you can!

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2) Follow "This is Cleveland" on Social Media

and then go to Destination Cleveland booth outside the Lifestyle Area on Level 3 and show them your “follow” to earn 1,000 bonus steps. (**)

  - Instagram (@ThisisCLE)

  - Facebook (

  - Twitter (@TheCLE)

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3) Take a healthy Carrot-Ginger Immunity Shot

at the Destination Cleveland booth outside the Lifestyle Area on Level 3 and receive 500 bonus steps each day. (**

Shots are available:

  - Monday,  Jan. 6: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  - Tuesday, Jan. 7: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


4) Take the stairs

between the levels at the convention center.  At the top of three staircases, use the in-app Scan-in button to scan the QR poster to earn 500 daily bonus steps at each scan. (**)



Step Goal Prizes: After reaching each of the Challenge Step Level Goals (25K, 35K, and 45K) stop by the Destination Cleveland booth outside the Lifestyle Area on Level 3 and pick up your 'Cleveland Swag' step goal prize:

- 25K+ : Stainless Steel Straw Set

- 35K+ : On-the-Go Salad Shaker Set

- 45K+ : Aluminum Water Bottle


Final Challenge Leaderboard Prize: Keep an eye on the leaderboard as the final top stepper will win a trip to Cleveland which includes 2x domestic round-trip tickets, 2x night hotel accommodations, attraction tickets, dining gift cards and more!


The winner of the final Leaderboard prize will be notified by email and can pick up their prize at the Walking Challenge Kiosk (Level 1, across from Registration) on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

(*) The Walking Challenge app requires iOS 11.0 and above and Android OS 7.0 and above that have not been customized by the manufacturer.

(**) To scan QR codes:

  1. Open the 'PCMA Walking Challenge' app

  2. Press the Scan-In button located on the Walking Challenge dashboard in the app

  3. Select 'Capture QR Code' (you will need to allow the app access to your device's camera) 

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

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