Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2022 Minnesota 5k SCADaddle© for Research

Minnesota 2022 SCADaddle

Join Us!
3rd Annual
5K SCADaddle© for Research!
May 14, 2022
Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN


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5k Location and Registration | Frequently Asked Questions | SCAD Social Reunion
Sponsors and Sponsorship Opportunities | Other Ways to Support

It’s our 3rd 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.

Location and Registration

Battle Creek Regional ParkBattle Creek Regional Park
2401 Upper Afton Rd.
Maplewood, MN 55119
Start time: 9:00 am
May 14, 2022

The 5K will take place at beautiful Battle Creek Regional Park, Maplewood, MN. Participants are invited to a casual social event in the park after the 5K. Enjoy refreshments, comradery, take a chance or two on a beautiful quilt made by a SCAD survivor and shop the SCAD Store.


Register by April 15 to guarantee this year’s 5K t-shirt.

When you register, your fundraising page will automatically be set up. Please also consider forming a team. We hope you will update your fundraising page and/or team page with your story and a picture. Please share the link with family, friends and co-workers, post on social media and ask for their support. The more money raised; the more research will be funded.

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Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

Special Events for Survivors, Supporters & Others Impacted by SCAD

Dr. Hayes presents

The SCAD Social Reunion Reservations are now Closed.
Please contact Kelley at

We will be live streaming Dr. Hayes’ & Best’s Presentation, check our virtual page for details.

Join other SCAD survivors, their supporters and Angel families for a night to meet, eat and learn on Friday, May 13, 2022 in the Pavilion (new location) room at the Holiday Inn & Suites – Lake Elmo! Adults $40, Kids $20 includes dinner/kid’s meal. Vendors including SCAD Store items will be there to shop while enjoying our CASH only bar! SCAD updates will also be shared by Doctors Hayes and Best from Mayo along with time to introduce yourself and share your story!

We have a larger area this year so feel free to invite those who have supported you along the way! Let’s make this a night of reunion and celebration!


  • 5:00 pm: Reunion starts
    • Cash only bar available throughout the evening.
    • Check in
    • Early 5K packet pick up
    • Meet & Greet
    • Cash only bar available throughout the evening
    • Shop our vendors including the SCAD store
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner will be served – welcoming remarks, introductions and an update from Mayo Clinic’s very own Dr. Hayes and Dr. Patricia Best!


  • Salad, Chicken Roma, sautéed green beans & garlic mashed potatoes
  • Salad, Stuffed Bell Peppers (gluten free/vegetarian option), sautéed green beans & garlic mashed potatoes
  • Mac n Cheese, French fries and a fruit cup (children ages 2-10 yr.)

COVID Protocol for SCAD Reunion In order to enhance the safety of everyone, the Board of Directors is requesting that all participants at the SCAD Social Reunion events be fully vaccinated (required), boosted (advisable), and wear a mask when not eating/drinking. Participants should not attend if they are feeling ill/have ANY symptoms of a respiratory infection/COViD or were recently exposed. There are no exceptions. Proof of vaccinations may be requested at the door. Thank you for your understanding.

Reservations must be made by April 28.

Overnight Accommodations

For those who wish to stay overnight, a block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Lake Elmo

Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn & Suites with code SCAD. Since there is only a small block of rooms available, please reserve early.
Room Rates:

  • King Bed: $129 +tax per night
  • Double Queen: $139 + tax

To reserve your room with the special rate, call the front desk at 651-714-8068 to and use the code SCAD.

For additional information about the Reunion follow us at Minnesota SCAD Support or email 5kminnesota@scadresearch.org.

Sponsors & 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 and recognitions – Corporate/Nationwide ($10,000 plus), Presenting ($5000) Supporting ($2500) Patron ($1000), Partner ($500), Benefactor ($250) and Friend ($100).

Thank you to this year’s sponsors especially

Corporate Sponsor

Summerland Wine Brands
Buellton, CA

$10,000 Plus
Nationwide Sponsor

Pinkert Family Foundation
anonymous family foundation

$2,500 Plus
Supporting Sponsor

C4 Technical ServicesSt. Paul, MN

$1000 Plus
Patron Sponsor

rj construction
Prior Lake, MN

$500 Plus
Partner Sponsor

shiny side up llc

For additional information about sponsorship including sponsorship level recognitions, click sponsorship opportunities.

If you know of a potential sponsor or would like assistance in securing one, please contact us at 5Kminnesota@scadresearch.org.

Unable to Attend and Want to Support

If you are unable to join us in person at our Minnesota 5K, you can participate virtually, make a donation to a participant’s fundraising page or team.

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