Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2023 10th Annual National 5k SCADaddle© For Research

National SCADaddle© 2023

10th annual national SCADaddle© 5k
Annual National/Chicago Area
5K SCADaddle© for Research
Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:00 AM
Danada Forest Preserve
Wheaton, Illinois

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Join us at our 10th annual timed 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).

The SCADaddle© chip timed run/walk will take place at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, IL. The USATF certified 5K course runs through and around the park on a varied terrain of crushed cinder, concrete sidewalk and grass. The run starts at 9:00 am and all participants will be timed. Awards/recognition will be given to top male & female overall finishers and by age categories.

In addition to the 5K, there will be lunch, an awards ceremony and fun for the whole family.

Location and Registration


Danada Forest Preserve
3S580 Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL
Start time: 9:00 am

The 5K chip-timed run/walk will take place on an USATF Certified crushed limestone course. The course winds through the preserve’s prairie and woodland habitats. Lunch, awards ceremony and fun for the entire family will take place after the 5K.


When you register, please consider forming a team and/or personalizing your own fundraising page. Your fundraising page is automatically set up when you register. You can email a link to your fundraising or team page to family and friends as well as post on social media. Thank you for helping to raise funds for research!

Register by May 15 to guarantee your 5K t-shirt.

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Awards & Recognitions

Awards will be given to overall winner male and female. Medals/recognition will be given to 2nd and 3rd place male/female overall and to the top three males/females for age groups: 11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and up.

Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions. E-mail 5k@scadresearch.org with any additional question.

Special Event for Survivors, Supporters and Families Impacted by SCAD

In addition to the 5K, we have a special Friday evening planned for SCAD Survivors, their supporters, and families of loved ones who did not survive (our SCAD Angels). You’ll have the opportunity to meet new and reconnect with old friends, along with Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team Lead and an internationally recognized SCAD expert. We hope you will join us!

Dr. Hayes dinner

The Embassy Suites Naperville
1823 Abriter Court
Naperville, IL 60563

4:00-6:00pm Packet Pick Up/SCADaddle Registration available

5:00pm Art Therapy Workshop lead by SCAD Survivor – Laura Haywood.
6:00pm Event will begin with our Meet & Greet. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Presentation by and Q&A with Dr. Sharonne Hayes
9:00pm Continue to socialize and shop the SCAD Store!

Join us for a delicious dinner with a choice of a chicken or vegetarian entrée – $56 per entree. A kid’s meal is also available (ages 3-12) – $28 each

  • Plated Dinner Option 1:
    4 oz. Basil Marinated Chicken Breast with Cucumber Relish, Harvest Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing, Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus in a Squash Ring, Fresh Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert
  • Vegetarian Dinner Option 2:
    Roasted Vegetable Stack, Harvest Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing, Fresh Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert
  • Kids Meal (ages 3-12 yrs):
    Chicken Fingers, Fries, Harvest Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing, Fresh Rolls & Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

Dinner options 1 and 2 are $56, kids’ meal is $28. Tax & gratuity included.

Reservations must be made by June 4.

COVID Protocol for SCAD Reunion In order to enhance the safety of everyone, the SCAD Research Inc., Board of Directors recommends that everyone tests before attending the social reunion and dinner. If you test positive, please do not attend the social reunion/dinner. Masks are optional but encouraged for all attendees.

National 2023 SCAD Reunion Adult Dinner

National 2023 SCAD Reunion Child Dinner

Overnight Accommodations

We have a block of hotel reservations at Embassy Suites Naperville for June 17. The group rate is $149/night plus tax for 1 king suite or 2 queen/2 room suite. This is the location of the Friday evening dinner and presentation.

Your stay includes WIFI, an evening reception, a cooked-to-order hot breakfast, and free parking.

Reserve by May 18 to secure this discounted rate. After May 18, the hotel will release unreserved rooms.

To make reservations:

There are a number of other hotels in the area as well.

E-mail us at 5k@scadresearch.org with any questions or concerns.

Sponsors & Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship by corporations, organizations and foundations 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.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors especially

$10,000 Plus
Nationwide Sponsor

Pinkert Family Foundation
anonymous family foundation

Partner Sponsor

Warrenville, IL

Sponsors since 2012

We would also like to recognize the following businesses who have been
Benefactor Sponsors since our first 5K in 2012:
• Automotive Internet Media, LaGrange, IL
• J Meyer and Associates, Naperville, IL


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

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

Unable to Attend and Want to Support

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

And, of course, you can donate directly to the National SCADaddle to support SCAD Research, Inc.