Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2019 West Coast 5k SCADaddle© for Research

2019 West Coast SCADaddle

Join us!!!
5th annual
2019 West Coast
5K SCADaddle© for Research
Timed Run/Walk to Raise Funds for Research
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Quick Links to 5K Weekend

5k Location and Registration | Research Presentation | SCAD Reunion Events
Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities | Hotel Accommodations | Virtual Participation

Join us at our 5th annual run/walk to raise money for much needed research on the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under age 50, pregnant women and new moms – spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

Unlike the traditional heart attack most people know about caused by the typical risk factors of heart disease such as high blood pressure or plaque buildup, SCAD happens when a sudden tear occurs within the layers of one or more arteries to the heart. This tear blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms and sometimes sudden death. Although less common, SCAD can impact men too.

Location and Registration


Our chip timed run/walk will take place at beautiful Crown Point Park on Mission Bay. Enjoy the course along the bay on the bayside walkway. The opening ceremony begins at 8:30am and the 5K starts at 9:00am.

5k Recognitions

All runners & walkers will be timed. Awards will be given to overall winner male and female. Medals/recognition will be given to 2nd and 3rd place males/females 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.

Award ceremony will take place immediately following the 5K.

Relax after the 5K and enjoy:
• Complimentary slices of pizza plus salad made on site by Criscito Pizza
• Silent Auction
• Face painting
• Music
• Fun for all while supporting a great cause – research!

Registration Information

Participants who register by September 2 will receive a 5K t-shirt. We cannot guarantee a t-shirt to those who register after Sept. 2. 

In addition to registering, please consider forming a team and/or creating a personal fundraising webpage, with a fundraising goal. Simply send your unique link to your family, friends, and co-workers and ask them for their support.

5K Registration

For answers to common questions check Frequently Asked Questions. For additional information please email 5kwestcoast@scadresearch.org.

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, please contact us at 5kwestcoast@scadresearch.org or Ellenmichellerobin@hotmail.com.

Other Weekend Highlights


Presentation of Latest Research Findings

Dr. Hayes

We are honored to have Dr. Sharonne Hayes, an internationally recognized SCAD expert, from Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program (Rochester, MN) join us. Dr .Hayes will present Mayo Clinic’s latest research findings at 1:30 pm at Kaiser Medical Center – Zion (basement classrooms) at 4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA. All are welcome.

Events for Survivors, Supporters & Families Impacted by SCAD

Two fun SCAD Reunion Events are planned for SCAD survivors, their supporters and families whose loved ones did not survive.

Meet & Greet on Friday night is currently being planned. Watch for details
Saturday Evening Dinner at Fireside by the Patio in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA

Join us for a delicious family style buffet dinner with several entrées including a meat and a vegetarian entrée. Fireside by The Patio, located at 2855 Perry Rd., Building 8, San Diego is an outdoor dining experience in historic Liberty Station with a focus on timeless wood-fired cuisine. We will dine in a private outside patio, which includes a bar. A social with a cash bar begins at 6:30 with dinner following. Dinner is $60/person and children ages 2-10 $15/child.

To make reservations, simply click the appropriate button(s) to add to the cart and checkout. Reservations must be made by September 20.

2019 CA SCAD Reunion Adult Dinner
2019 CA SCAD Reunion Child Dinner

Hotel Accommodations


We have a limited number of rooms set aside at a group rate at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort & Spa, 1551 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA 92106. All rooms have an ocean view. The cost is $189.00 per night plus a Resort Fee $10 (normally $31) and Parking Fee $10 (normally $31). The Group rate will be available until August 28th, 2019.

Click reservations to reserve your room online or to make your reservations over the phone, call Kona Kai Resort & Spa reservations department at 1-800-566-2524 and mention you are with the “SCAD Research.” Remember to get this special price you need to make your reservations by August 28, 2019.

Unable to Attend and Want to Support


If you are unable to join us in person on September 28 or at one of the other 5K SCADaddles, you can be with us in “spirit” by registering as a virtual participant. When you register as a virtual participant, you will receive a 5K t-shirt and have an opportunity to set up a team and customize your 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.