Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2019 Minnesota 5k SCADaddle© For Research

MN SCADaddle

Join Us!
2nd Annual

5K SCADaddle© for Research
Fun Run/Walk

September 7, 2019
Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

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5k Location and Registration | Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities | SCAD Research Findings Presentation
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It’s our 2nd annual 5K fun run/walk to raise money for important research on the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under age 50 – spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)!

SCAD is a cause of a heart attack not associated with the typical risk factors of heart disease. It strikes without warning when a sudden tear occurs within the layers of one or more coronary arteries, blocking blood flow to the heart. In addition to being the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under age 50, SCAD is also the #1 cause of heart attacks in women who are pregnant and new moms. Although less common, SCAD can affect men too. SCAD can recur and it can be fatal.

We are honored to have both Dr. Sharonne Hayes and Dr. Marysia Tweet, from Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program (Rochester, MN) joining us for social/dinner on Friday, September 6 – 5:30 social, followed by 6:30 dinner. Drs. Hayes/Tweet will present Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program’s latest research findings at 7pm. Scroll down for additional details and for dinner reservations.

Location and Registration

MN SCADaddle

Battle Creek Regional Park
2300 Upper Afton Rd. E
Maplewood, MN 55119
Check in begins at 7:30 am

5KStart time: 9:00 am
September 7, 2019

On Saturday, September 7, the 5K will take place at beautiful Battle Creek Regional Park, Maplewood, MN. Participants are invited to a casual social event in the park before (starting at 7:30) after the 5K. Enjoy refreshments, comradery, take a chance or two on one of several quilts made by SCAD survivors and shop vendor booths and our SCAD Store.


Register by August 12 to guarantee this year’s 5K t-shirt. When you register, please consider forming a team. Your fundraising page will automatically be set up. We hope you will update your team and/or fundraising page with your story and picture. Please share the link with family, friends and co-workers, post on social media and ask for support. The more money raised; the more research will be funded.

5K Registration

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 levels – Presenting ($5999, Supporting ($2500), Patron ($1000), Partner ($500), Benefactor ($250) and Friend ($100. For additional information about sponsorship including sponsorship level recognition, click sponsorship opportunities. If you know of a potential sponsor and would like assistance in securing one, please contact us at 5Kminnesota@scadresearch.org.

2019 Sponsors

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors especially:

Presenting Sponsor

Herman Family

Supporting Sponsor

St. Paul, MN (headquarters)

Patron Sponsor

Prior Lake, MN

Johnson Family

Partner Sponsor

Comcast Business
Greater Twin Cities

Ole Piper Inn
Blaine, MN

Other Weekend Highlights

Presentation of Latest Research Findings

Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program team lead and Dr. Marysia Tweet, one of the key researchers, will present their latest findings following a SCAD Reunion on Friday September 6. Tickets for this event are sold out at this time. However, the presentation will be taped and posted here soon after and our YouTube channel.

Dr. Sharonne Hayes
Dr. Marysia Tweet

Dr. Hayes started Mayo Clinic’s SCAD Research Program and Dr. Tweet has been one of the SCAD researchers since its inception. Both Dr. Hayes and Dr. Tweet have published numerous highly cited SCAD scientific publications including the recent American Heart Association Scientific Statement on SCAD.

Overnight Accommodations

For those who wish to stay overnight, a block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Lake Elmo The special room rate of $124/$134 per night is available Friday, Sept. 6. To make a reservation, call 651-714-8068 and reference SCAD Room Block to reserve your room with the special rate. Room rate and block expires August 22. After August 22, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale.

Unable to Attend and Want to Support

If you are unable to join us in person at our Minnesota 5K or one of our other 5Ks, be with us in “spirit” by registering as a virtual participant. Virtual participants have joined us on treadmills, walking or running in their neighborhoods, or just reaching out to friends and family while raising money for SCAD Research! Participating virtually gives you the flexibility to choose a different date or time if you prefer.

When you register as a virtual participant, you will have an opportunity to set up a personal fundraising page to send to family/friends/co-workers asking them to support you.

Virtual Participant Registration

And, of course, you can Donate directly to SCAD Research, Inc.