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Join the DuPage County Move with the Mayor Walking Challenge! 
Participate in the 2020 Move with the Mayor Virtual Challenge in DuPage County and join in the fun virtual physical activity events available to all during the months of August and September! 

While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., it is often preventable. Being physically active is one of the easiest ways to lower one’s chances of heart disease and its risk factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. That is why Healthy West Chicago and the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention is working with DuPage County to host the Move with the Mayor Challenge, a World Heart Day-inspired campaign that asks citizens to take steps to improve their health by walking and being physically active throughout the year.

 Please  select your City Team within the app to compete against other City Teams starting September 1!

For new registrants, please follow the instructions below on how to register.
If you already are participating in the Move with the Mayor Challenge, please refer to the instructions on Updating Your Team in Account Settings so that your steps count for your City Team starting on September 1. 


To participate:

1) Download the latest "Heka Walk" Challenge app:  

2) Complete the in-app registration and pairing process: 

  • Launch the Heka Walk app and select "MWTM West Chicago"

  • Complete the in-app registration process 

    • Choose your Team to compete with other Cities based on average step counts. The top 5 teams will display on the City Team Leaderboard within the app.

  • Pair your activity tracker (Heka Walk integrates activity data from Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, your own iOS or Android smart device via Apple Health and Google Fit, and custom-branded Heka Health trackers) *

3) Start Walking!

  • To sync your step data to the app, select "Tap to sync steps" at the top of the dashboard​  

    • Please SYNC YOUR STEP DATA AT LEAST ONE TIME PER DAY as some data sources will not provide step data that is over 24 hours old

    • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker

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




Engage in fun Wellness activities and earn bonus steps to help you achieve your goals. Following each activity a QR code will appear, scan the code and automatically receive bonus steps. Once the Challenge has started, just press the 'Bonus Activities' selector ** in the Heka Walk Challenge App and select Scan-In.


Scan-In: Join any of the fun activities and scan the QR codes using the Challenge App at the following locations and receive bonus steps:

  • Virtual Workouts on Sep 12 and Sep 26: Join the free virtual workout at 9:00 a.m. live or stream the workout all weekend long at your convenience. Scan the QR code one time per day after completing the workout and you will earn 2.5K bonus steps for each workout, (limit of one scan per workout). Register for free workout here.

  • Scavenger Hunt on Saturdays in September: Look for a  sign with a QR code to scan at any of the trails listed below. Scan the code to earn 1K extra healthy steps, (limit of one Scan-In per day for up to four different days; 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26).​

    • West Chicago

      • Reed-Keppler Park

      • Don Earley Park

      • Pioneer Park​

      • Blackwell Forest Preserve - Currier 

    • Hanover Park

      • Albert Einstein Elementary School​

      • Ontarioville Elementary School

      • Greenbrook Elementary School

      • Elsie Johnson Elementary School


* 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.

** Bonus Activities:

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

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