2014 5K SCADaddle for Research

Saturday, May 3, 2014


We are thrilled to announce our third annual national 5K Walk and inaugural Run for SCAD Research!

We have a number of exciting changes this year, including:
• A new, beautiful historic location
• A chip timed run on a certified rolling woodland course*
• A new registration tool, which allows you the option to create a team and/or a personal webpage to send to family and friends asking them to support you.

* In the event of rain, the course may be altered to help ensure our participants’ safety.

This year’s run/walk is a great opportunity to meet others, get the word out about SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) and raise money for research. Last year we had over 160 registered participants, plus children!


St James Farm
• A recently renovated DuPage County Forest Preserve with well-groomed rolling trails through the preserve’s natural woodlands, prairies and wetlands,
• Butterfield Rd. (Rt.56) and Winfield Rd. (Enter on Hoy Avenue),
• Warrenville, IL (not far from last year’s location)

Start time: 9:00 am

Note: The 5K is on well-groomed certified rolling woodland trails, which are not conducive to strollers and wagons. Families with strollers and wagons, along with those who are concerned about distance, should plan on walking the 1 mile historic crushed limestone trail which consists of buildings and signage about the history of St. James Farm.

Registration for the 5K

There are different registration fees based on participants’ age and if they plan to walk or run. All runners/walkers who register by April 25 will receive a run/walk t-shirt (size not guaranteed). We cannot guarantee a t-shirt to those who register after April 25.

If you cannot attend the national 5K and wish to be with us in “spirit”, you can register to be a virtual walker.

In addition to registering, we hope you will consider forming a team and/or creating a personal fundraising webpage, with a fundraising goal. You can ask your family, friends, and co-workers to donate money towards your goal and to post a message of encouragement. You may want to name and dedicate your team or fundraising page to someone who has experienced a SCAD event. Read the FAQ page for answers to common questions.

Run/Walk Registration

Registration for 5K and Lunch at Edward Hospital

If you would like to learn more about SCAD and the latest research findings, join us at noon for a box lunch at near-by Edward Hospital, following the 5K. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) cardiologists Dr. Sharonne Hayes the SCAD research team lead and Dr. Timothy Olson, principle investigator of SCAD DNA research will share the latest SCAD research findings. Dr. Hayes chairs our SCAD Research Advisory Committee. Everyone is welcome. Select the option that includes lunch.

Run/Walk Registration

Unable to Participate and Want to Support

If you are unable to join us, select virtual walker and be with us in “spirit” on May 3rd. You will have an opportunity to set up a team and/or a personal fundraising page to send to family/friends/co-workers asking them to support you as a virtual walker. Virtual walkers do not receive a t-shirt.

Run/Walk Registration

And, of course, you can donate directly to SCAD Research, Inc.
Click Donate Now to make a general donation or a donation in honor or in memory of someone who has been impacted by SCAD.

Donate Now

Additional Events for SCAD Survivors

Besides the 5K and lunch, which are open to anyone, there are several events especially for SCAD Survivors and the supporters who have journeyed with them planned on Friday and Saturday evenings. Visit the SCAD Reunion page for details on these additional events as well as information on hotel accommodations.

See the FAQ page for answers to common questions.