Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2019 National (IL) 5k Annual SCADaddle© for Research

2019 National SCADaddle 5k

8th Annual National/Chicago Area
5K SCADaddle© for Research
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 AM
Danada Forest Preserve
Wheaton, Illinois

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Join us at our 8th annual Run/Walk to raise money for much needed research on the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under age 50 – spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

The chip timed SCADaddle© Run/Walk will take place at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, IL. The USATF certified 5K course runs through and around the park on a varied terrain of crushed cinder, concrete sidewalk and grass. The run starts at 9:00 am and all participants will be timed. Awards/recognition will be given to top male & female overall finishers and by age categories.

In addition to the 5K, there will be refreshments, an awards ceremony, a silent auction, face painting & fun for the whole family.

Location and Registration

Danada map

Danada Forest Preserve
3S580 Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL (same place as last year)
Start time: 9:00 am

The 5K chip-timed run/walk will take place on an USATF Certified crushed limestone course. The course winds through the preserve’s prairie and woodland habitats. Refreshments, awards ceremony and a silent auction will take place after the 5K.


Register for the 5K by May 15 to guarantee a t-shirt.

When you register, please consider forming a team and/or creating a personal fundraising webpage.  Thank you!

5K Registration

Awards & Recognitions

Awards will be given to overall winner male and female. Medals/recognition will be given to 2nd and 3rd place male/female overall and to the top three males/females for age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 and older.

For additional information about the 5K & other activities, please follow us on our National SCADaddle© Facebook event page or email 5K@scadresearch.org

Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

5K Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 5K by businesses and organizations is key to raising additional money for research on the causes and best treatment options for SCAD. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities. If you know of a potential sponsor and would like assistance in securing them, please contact us at 5K@scadresearch.org.

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors, especially our Supporting, Event Partner and Patron sponsors.

Supporting Sponsor

Mauge Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Event Partner

Fleet Feet Chicago

Chicago, Elmhurst IL

Patron Sponsor

St. Petersburg, FL

Special Event for Survivors, Supporters & Families Impacted by SCAD

In addition to the 5K, we have a special Friday evening planned especially for SCAD Survivors, their supporters and families of loved ones who did not survive (our SCAD Angels). You will have the opportunity to meet new & old friends, along with many Mayo SCAD Research team members. We hope you will join us!

Itinerary for June 7

6:30 pm – the event will begin at The Embassy Suites (Naperville) Murray ballroom with our meet & greet. A cash bar will be available for the evening, along with a signature ❤️ cocktail.

7:30 – Dinner & Drs. Sharonne Hayes, Timothy Olson (Genetic Lab) and  Marysia S. Tweet  from the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program will present the latest research findings. 

SCAD 5k Mayo speakers

Please contact us at 5k@scadresearch.org if you are interested in a babysitter. We are working on providing college students to help out.

IL 2019 Adult Dinner
IL 2019 Child Dinner

Overnight Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms for Friday 6/7 at The Embassy Suites where our event will be held. Please make sure to indicate the correct date when booking online.  Last day to book a room is May 8 at a rate of $149. For additional nights, please call Kelly Hayes directly at 630.780.1990.

As registered guests, you will receive free made-to-order breakfast every morning in Brickstones, their inviting on-site restaurant & complimentary alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks and light appetizers at the nightly Evening Reception.

There are other accommodations in the area.

Unable to Attend and Want to Support

If you are unable to join us in person at our National/Chicago Area 5K, you can sponsor a fellow survivor or family member impacted by SCAD, attend one of our other 5Ks, or donate directly to SCAD Research, Inc.