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Join the Step Challenge in San Diego!


Participate in some friendly competition as you stay healthy and work your way up the Challenge leaderboard and win prizes!


The Step Challenge starts on Thursday, April 7 at 12:01 a.m. PDT

and ends on Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. PDT.

If you haven't already signed up, please stop by the Registration desk!

Ready to download the app? Join now:

1) Download the "Heka Well" Challenge app:

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2) Set up your Challenge account

  • Launch the Challenge app and select "TIA 2022 Step Challenge" from the list

  • Complete the in-app registration process

  • Pair your step tracker

    • Anyone can track their steps using their smartphone* by pairing with Apple Health on iOS or Google Fit on Android (make sure Apple Health or Google Fit is installed on your phone before pairing)

    • Heka Well also imports step data from FitbitGarmin, and Apple Watch

3) Start stepping:

  • To sync your step/activity 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 tracker

  • Please sync your activity tracker at least one time every 24-hour period and before your Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!


Questions? Check out our FAQ here or email

Challenge Prizes

Step Goal Prizes: All participants reaching any of the Challenge Step Goals at the end of the challenge will be entered into a drawing for one prize as listed below:


  • 35,000+ Steps: Apple Watch

  • 25,000+ Steps: LARQ Water Bottle

  • 20,000+ Steps: $50 Amazon Gift Card

​Prize winners will be announced during the closing session on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
Winner need not be present to win.

In addition, the first 100 participants reaching the Step Goals listed below should stop by the Avalon booth #312 to receive their “Brag Button”:

  •  5,000+ steps​ 

  • 10,000+ steps 

  • 15,000+ steps


Bonus Activities


Engage in multiple activities and earn bonus steps to help you achieve your goals. Once the Challenge has started, tap the Bonus Activities button ** in the Challenge app.


Scan-In: Using the in-app Scan-In module, scan or enter the QR code for step boosts available at the following locations:

1. Sign-Up for the Wellness Challenge - Get ready for San Diego, download the app, and complete the in-app registration! Scan or enter the QR code (Code: 01qr500) to receive a one-time 500 step boost. Note: This code is available to scan prior to the Challenge starts and the bonus steps are added to the Leaderboard stats on 4/7.

2. Step Challenge Desk - (Marriott Grand Ballroom Foyer) 

Check out the Avalon Avenger on Thursday, April 7 at 7am through Friday, April 8 at 5pm PDT and scan the QR code for a 500 step boost. 

3. General Session, the Avalon Scholarship Announcement - (Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-9) 

During the session on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00am -10:30am PDT, scan the QR code that will display on the screen prior to the announcement of the 2022 Avalon Scholarship winners, and you will receive a one-time bonus of 1,000 steps. 

4. Avalon Booth in the TIA Exhibit Hall - (Booth #312)

Stop by and say hello to Avalon staff and scan the QR code to receive a one-time 1,000 bonus steps.

5. Education Session, Identifying and Addressing the Risks Inherent in Expanding Service Opportunities - (Marriott Grand Ballroom 1)

Attend the session on Friday, April 8 at 10am-11:00am PDT with Jaki Ferenz and scan the QR code to receive 1,000 bonus steps.


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



If you have any questions visit the Challenge Desk in the Marriott Grand Ballroom Foyer at the event or email

* Supported operating systems 

** Bonus Activities:

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

  2. 2. Press the Scan-In button and follow the app instruction to receive your bonus steps. 

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