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Join the virtual ATS Lung Run Sept. 23-30
benefitting the ATS Research Program
Just $3,200 more and we’ll raise $20,000 for young investigator research grants!
The virtual 5K race has concluded, but you can still make an online donation to the ATS Research Program here
Run your 5K race and log your time in the app anytime between Wednesday, September 23 00:01 CT and Wednesday, September 30 23:59 CT.

To join:
1) Download the "Heka Walk" app (with 5K):
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The cost to participate is a $35 donation and includes an event t-shirt to show off your support. **  You are always welcome to donate at higher levels if you like.  Please select the applicable registration form:

Note: We are unfortunately sold out of the small and medium t-shirt sizes.


After completing your registration you will receive a receipt by email which will include a code to activate the app. 

Don't want to run? Make an online donation to the ATS Research Program here.


2) Complete the in-app registration:
  • Launch the Challenge app and select the "ATS Lung Run" from the list of Challenges
  • Enter the Activation Code and complete the registration
    • Please refer to the ATS Lung Run FAQ for additional instructions and information
3) Run your 5K!
  • 5K race times can only be recorded in the app after the official event start time!
  • Only your best 5K submitted race time will display on the Leaderboard



5K: Complete your 5K run and report your finish time using the in-app log. You can complete and enter as many 5K times as you like between 9/23-9/30.

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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:

Tweet: Using the in-app Twitter module (auto-set with #ATSLungRun2020), share photos from your 5K race and celebrate the impact you have made for respiratory health worldwide!  

Share on Facebook: Using the in-app Facebook module (auto-set with #ATSLungRun2020), share photos from your 5K race and celebrate the impact you have made for respiratory health worldwide! 

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+


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


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

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

** If you reside outside the United States/Canada and would like to receive an event t-shirt, please email for more information.

*** Bonus Activities:

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

  2. Press the 5KTweet, or the Facebook button and follow the app instruction to receive your bonus steps.

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