Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2022 West Coast 5k SCADaddle© for Research

2022 West Coast 5K

6th Annual West Coast/San Diego
5K SCADaddle© for Research
Saturday April 23, 2022
9:00 AM
Crown Point Park
San Diego, California


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Join us at our 6th annual 5K SCADaddle to raise awareness and funds for much needed research on the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under age 50 – spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

Unlike the traditional heart attack, a 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.

The SCADaddle© timed Run/Walk will take place on the east side of Crown Point Park on Mission Bay starting at 9:00 am. Enjoy the course along the bay on the bay side walkway.

Afterwards, relax and enjoy a gourmet pizza meal made on the premises, silk aerial demonstration, vendor booths and fun for the whole family while raising funds for much needed research.

Register by April 8 to guarantee this year’s t-shirt.

Location & Registration

Crown Point Park on Mission Bay (east side)
3701 Crown Point Park
San Diego, California

The opening ceremony begins at 8:30am and the 5K starts at 9:00am.


When you register, please consider forming a team and/or personalizing your own fundraising page. You can email a link to your fundraising or team page to those you know as well as post on social media. Thank you for helping to raise funds for research!

Register by April 8 to guarantee your t-shirt.

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Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

For additional information about the 5K, email 5kwestcoast@scadresearch.org.

Early Packet Pick Up

  • There will also be packet pick up from 4:00-6:00pm at United Portuguese Hall (2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA). Note: Packet pick up takes place before the SCAD Social Reunion. You do not need to be registered for the SCAD Social to pick up your packet.

Special for Survivors, Supporters & Others Impacted by SCAD

Dr. Sharonne Hayes SCAD presentation

Join us for our SCAD Social Reunion on Friday, April 22, 2022. We are honored to have Dr. Sharonne Hayes, an internationally recognized SCAD expert from Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program, Rochester, MN present the latest research findings. Dr. Hayes will answer questions as time permits.

The SCAD Social at the United Portuguese Hall (2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA)

  • 6:00 pm Social Hour
  • 7:00 pm Box dinner followed by Dr. Hayes’ presentation.

The choices for dinner are:

  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich – a grilled Jidori chicken breast on a brioche bun
  • Grilled Cesar Chicken Sandwich – a grilled Jidori chicken breast, caper mayo, greens, pepperoncinis, diced tomato, pickled red onion, Caesar dressing, on a brioche bun
  • Gourmet Fried Chicken Sandwich – a fried Jidori chicken breast, pickled Fresno chilies, pickles, lime mayo, napa cabbage, on a brioche bun
  • Downward Dog Bowl – Seasonal grilled vegetables, quinoa, hummus, lemon yogurt vinegar (Vegetarian option)

All sandwiches include a side salad and a cookie. Dogward Dog Bowl incudes a cookie. Complimentary Wine and bottled Water will be served.

The cost for dinner is $30. Reservations due no later than April 20, 2022.

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.

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Prior to the SCAD Social Reunion, there will also be packet pick up from 4:00-6:00pm. You do not need to be registered for the social/reunion to pick up your packet.

For additional information about the 5K & SCAD Reunion, check our FAQs or email 5kwestcoast@scadresearch.org.

Overnight Accommodations

A block of hotel rooms has been set aside at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport, Liberty Station April 22-25, 2022.

The Courtyard is along the water, near SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Stone Brewery, downtown and the 5K location. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance, including the popular Liberty Public Market. The hotel is adjacent to a beautiful 46-acre park and has a vast array of activities.

The cost is $239.00 per night plus tax. The $19 parking fee has been waived.

To make a reservation at the group rate, click Book Your Group Rate for SCAD Research 5K or call (800) 321-2211 and reference our group name SCAD Research 5K. The last day to book this discounted price is March 23, 2022.

For transportation from/to San Diego Airport

  • Before 1:00PM call the front desk for instructions 619-221-1900. After 1:00PM take a cab, UBER, LYFT to hotel. Present your receipt to the front desk and the hotel will reimburse you up to $20.


  • Please see the Front Desk 1 day prior to departure to schedule a pick up.

Sponsors & Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships by corporations, organizations and foundations are key to raising additional money for research on the causes and best treatment options for SCAD. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities.

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

$1000 Plus
Patron Sponsor

Denenholz Family

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

If you know of potential sponsors and would like assistance in securing them, please email 5kwestcoast@scadresearch.org or ellenmichellerobin@hotmail.com.

Other Ways to Support

If you are unable to join us in person at our West Coast SCADaddle, you can register to participate virtually, donate to someone’s fundraising or team page.

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