Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2023 Minnesota 5k SCADaddle© For Research

2023 Minnesota 5K SCADaddle© for Research

Join Us!
4th Annual
5K SCADaddle© for Research
Fun Run/Walk
May 13, 2023
Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

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

It’s our 4th 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 reoccur and it can be fatal.

Location and Registration

battle creek regional park map

Battle Creek Regional Park
2401 Upper Afton Rd.
Maplewood, MN 55119
Start time: 9:00 am
May 13, 2023

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 and shop the SCAD Store and other vendors.

7:30am Check In/Walk In Registration
9:00am Race Starts


Register by April 14 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. Sharonne Hayes
Join other SCAD survivors, their supporters, Angel families and Dr. Sharonne Hayes from Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program for a night to meet, eat and learn on Friday, May 12, 2023 in the Pavilion (new location) at the Holiday Inn & Suites – Lake Elmo! Adults $40, Kids $20 includes dinner/kid’s meal. SCAD Store items will be there to shop while enjoying our CASH only bar! SCAD updates will also be shared 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: Check In/Packet Pick Up
    • Meet and Greet
    • Cash only bar available throughout the evening
    • Shop the SCAD Store
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner with welcoming remarks, introductions and an update from Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program!


  • Chicken Roma, sautéed green beans & garlic mashed potatoes
  • 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 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.

Dinner Reservations are closed.

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 until April 17, please reserve early.

Room Rates:

  • King Bed: $139 +tax per night
  • Double Queen: $149 + tax per night

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

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

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

$10,000 Plus
Nationwide Sponsor

Pinkert Family Foundation
anonymous family foundation

$1,000 Plus
Patron Sponsors

C4 technical services

St. Paul, MN

RJ Construction Inc.

Prior Lake, MN

WTH Solutions Twin Cities, MN

Twin Cities, MN

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 the MN SCADaddle to help advance research.