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Join the Walking Challenge at the 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention! 
Participate in some friendly competition amongst your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard and try to exceed the Challenge Step Goals to win prizes!


The Walking Challenge starts on Saturday 20 June at 8:00 Central Daylight Time US & Canada (UTC-5) and ends on Friday 26 June at 23:59 Central Daylight Time US & Canada (UTC-5).  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 "Rotary 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 activity tracker

  • Please sync your step data regularly and before the Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!

Participants of the Walking Challenge (“Challenge”) must be a member of or the partner/spouse of a Rotary or Rotaract Club and 18 years of age or older and must download the Challenge App. 

Your participation in the Challenge is governed by these Rules, as well as the Heka Health Terms of Use.

Purchase from or donation to Rotary International or The Rotary Foundation is not necessary to participate. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.






Step Goal Prizes: The first participants who reach one of the Step Goal Levels will be eligible to win a prize. You can only win one step goal prize.

  • 10K+​one (1) winner of a $25 Amazon gift card

  • 25K+ : one (1) winner of a $50 Amazon gift card

  • 50K+ : one (1) winner of a $75 Amazon gift card

Final Leaderboard Prizes: Any participant who has synced 50,000 steps by 26 June 2020 at 23:59 Central Daylight Time US & Canada (UTC-5) will be eligible to be entered into a drawing to receive one (1) of three (3) “On to Taipei” Packages consisting of i) two (2) tickets for one (1) club member and one (1) guest to the 2021 Rotary International Convention in Taipei, Taiwan and ii) two (2) tickets to a 2021 Rotary International Convention Host Organizing Committee event. The Host Organizing Committee will contact the winners directly regarding the Host Organizing Committee event tickets. Drawing will occur on 27 June 2020 or after.


Prizes have no cash value and are subject to U.S taxes. Any and all applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner. You may be asked to complete tax forms, as a result of winning a prize.

Step Goal and Final Leaderboard prize winners will be contacted via email.

Feel the Energy in Taipei!

To ensure that you get the largest registration rate savings, please register for the 2021 Rotary International Convention prior to the deadline at 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-5) 26 June 2020. No exceptions will be made. If you are selected as a Final Leaderboard Prize Winner and have already paid to attend the 2021 convention, we will refund your registration fee in full.


To register please visit:



Engage in multiple activities and earn bonus steps to help you achieve your Challenge goals. Once the Challenge has started, just press the 'Bonus Activities' selector ** in the Challenge App to either: 



  • Scan-In: Visit and scan the 4 QR codes at the following locations and earn bonus steps:

  1. Feature Breakout Sessions: Choose a breakout that interests you between Monday-Friday 22-26 June and scan the QR code that will display at the end of each session for 500 bonus steps. Attend as many as you’d like, but you’ll only be able to get bonus steps for one session per day.

  2. Feel the Energy in Taipei: Visit the 2021 Taipei Convention Registration page and learn about the 2021 Rotary Convention including how to register and earn 1,000 bonus steps.

  3. Rotary’s Action Plan:  Learn more about Rotary’s Action Plan including some great resources and scan the code to receive a one-time bonus of 1,000 steps (the link for the QR code is under "resources").

  4. Visit the Virtual House of Friendship: Check out the Walking Challenge booth in the Virtual House of Friendship and scan the code to earn 250 bonus steps each day.

  • Meditate: Put on your headset and meditate in a tranquil place that suits you best to go through the 7 minute in-app Meditation session. You will receive 500 bonus steps automatically each day you complete the session during the Challenge. 

  • Share on Facebook: Stay connected with your community and share a picture on Facebook of how you are staying well. Using the in-app Facebook module, your "stay-well and stay-safe" photos will be posted with hashtag #rotary20. You will receive 125 bonus steps for each Facebook post you make during the Challenge (limit of 4 posts per day).

  • Donate: We appreciate your support. Use the in-app link to contribute to The Rotary Foundation fund of your choice. Note: This activity is not eligible for bonus steps, however if you log into your MyRotary account, donor recognition points will be applied as usual.

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Walking and staying healthy and safe during the Rotary 2020 Walking Challenge will not only benefit our personal health but will also contribute to our community health as we are reducing the carbon footprint every step we are not driving a car.  

Walking 1 km produces ~190 grams less CO2 than driving an average gas fuelled car the same distance. ***


So, if the group cumulatively reaches 10M steps during the Challenge (that is over 7,000 km!), there would be a 1,515 Kg CO2 emission reduction. That is the CO2 emission equivalent of producing 18,297 500 ml plastic water bottles! ***


Participation Rules and Waiver 

In participating in the Challenge, abide by all local stay-at-home orders and social distancing and face coverings orders or recommendations.  


I release Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation from any liability resulting from my participation in the Challenge, the acceptance and use of any prizes awarded, and injury or death and damages to any property related to the Challenge.



Your privacy is important to Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation and Rotary’s use of your personal data is subject to Rotary’ Privacy Policy, The personal data you share with Heka Health when downloading the app will be used by Rotary International related to your participation in the Walking Challenge. Your username may be displayed on the leaderboard posted on the Rotary Convention microsite and in daily Convention emails. 

By posting photographs or videos of your participation in the Walking Challenge or Rotary-related activities and projects on Rotary’s social media accounts, you grant Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, a worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable and perpetual license and right to use, print, publish, reproduce, perform, edit, modify, adapt, distribute, broadcast, webcast, exhibit, transmit, create derivative works from, and display your photographs and videos for any purpose including use in Rotary’s publications, via streaming, and on social media in any form, media or technology now known or later developed. 

Rotary Walking Challenge App will not function after 30 June! Please note that we are deleting all users from continuing to utilize the Rotary Challenge app on 30 June. The app will no longer function at that time. 

If you have any questions contact our support team here or email us at

* Apps are supported on the three most recent major iOS versions (e.g., iOS 13, 12, 11) and the four most recent major Android OS versions (e.g., Android 10, 9, 8, 7) that have not been customized by the manufacturer.

** Bonus Activities:

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

  2. Press either the Scan-In, Meditate, Facebook, or Donate, button and follow the app instruction to receive your bonus steps.

  3. You must first login to your Facebook account on your mobile device (or create an account first if you do not currently use Facebook) before you press the Facebook button to activate the integrated Facebook module.

*** References:

Note: The CO2 emission equivalents presented are estimates and are based on EPA’s , US Environmental Protection Agency calculations.