Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Minnesota 5k SCADaddle For Research


Join Us!
Our 1st Annual

5K SCADaddle© for Research!

September 22, 2018
Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN


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SCAD Research Findings Presentation | SCAD Reunion Events | Frequently Asked Questions

It’s our 1st annual 5K fun 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)!

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.

Dr. Marysia Tweet, one of the lead researchers at Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program (Rochester, MN) and Associate Professor of Medicine will be joining us for dinner on Friday, September 21 @ 6pm and will present Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program’s latest research findings at 7pm.

Location and Registration

MN SCADaddle
Battle Creek Regional Park
2300 Upper Afton Rd. E
Maplewood, MN 55119
Start time: 9:00 am


Register by September 1 to guarantee this year’s 5K t-shirt. When you register, please consider forming a team and/or creating a personal fundraising. You can ask your family, friends and co-workers to support you by joining your team and/or making a donation.

5K Registration

Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

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.

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 one, please contact us at 5Kminnesota@scadresearch.org.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Partner Sponsor

CH Robinson

Eden Prairie, MN

Other Weekend Highlights

Presentation of Latest Research Findings

Dr. Marysia Tweet
Cardiologist Dr. Marysia Tweet, one of the key researchers at Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program will be our presenter on September 21. Everyone is welcome.

Join us for dinner on Friday, September 21 @ 6pm and listen to Dr. Tweet’s presentation of Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program’s latest research findings at 7pm. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites – Lake Elmo.

Dr. Tweet has been a SCAD researcher at Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program since its inception. She has published numerous highly cited SCAD scientific publications. She is one of the authors of the recent American Heart Association Scientific Statement on SCAD and lead author of Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in women: What is known and what is yet to be understood published in Clinical Cardiology.

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 per night is available Friday, Sept. 21. 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.