Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

2020 9th Annual National/Chicago 5K SCADaddle© for Research

IL 2020 National SCADaddle©

9th Annual National/Chicago Area
5K SCADaddle© for Research
Saturday, June 13, 2019
9:00 AM
Danada Forest Preserve
Wheaton, Illinois


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Join us at our 9th annual 5K 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 chip timed SCADaddle© 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 refreshments, an awards ceremony, a silent auction, face painting and fun for the whole family!

Location and Registration

Danada map
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. Refreshments, awards ceremony and a silent auction will take place after the 5K.


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 May 24 to guarantee your t-shirt.

5K Registration

Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

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 in age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 and older.

Click Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.

For additional information about the 5K & other activities, please follow us on our National SCADaddle© Facebook event page or email 5k@scadresearch.org.

5K 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. If you know of potential sponsors and would like assistance in securing them, please email 5k@scadresearch.org.

Thank you to our sponsors especially

Nationwide Sponsor

Pinkert Family Foundation
anonymous family foundation

Race Sponsor
Fleet Feet Sports
Chicago, Elmhurst, IL

Supporting Sponsor
St. Petersburg, FL

Special Event for Survivors, Supporters & 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 & reconnect with old friends impacted by SCAD, along with many Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program team members. We hope you will join us!

June 12 presenters

The Embassy Suites Naperville
1823 Abriter Court Naperville, IL 60563

5:00pm Packet Pick Up/Registration available until dinner is served
5:30pm Event will begin with our Meet & Greet. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening, featuring a signature❤️cocktail
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Drs. Sharonne Hayes, Timothy Olson (Genetic Lab) and Marysia S. Tweet from the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program will present the latest research findings.

Adult Dinner – Two Entrees

  • 4oz. Chicken marinated in basil with cucumber relish, harvest salad, Champagne vinaigrette, fresh rolls/butter, roasted potatoes, asparagus in a squash ring, dessert coffee/tea
  • Roasted vegetables stack, harvest salad, rolls/butter, dessert, coffee/tea

Children’s Menu (ages 3-12)

  • Harvest salad, chicken fingers, fries and dessert

Order your meals below:

2020 National Adult Dinner
Dinner Options

2020 National Child Dinner

For additional information about the 5K & our event, follow us at the National (IL) SCADaddle FB Page or email 5k@scadresearch.org.

Overnight Accommodations

Our Embassy Suites in Naperville (1823 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563) group rate is $149/night for 1 king suite, 2 queen/2 room suite or 2 queen/2 room accessible (when booking the accessible rooms, please check the box on the left column.)

Your stay includes an evening reception featuring complimentary small plates and drink options, a made to order hot breakfast and free parking.

Click Embassy Suites – SCAD to book your room by May 18, 2020. If you are planning on staying 6/13 also, please contact Jessie at 630-544-2898 for the SCAD rate.

There are also other accommodations in the area.

Unable to Attend and Want to Support

If you are unable to join us in person at our National/Chicago Area 5K, you can support a fellow survivor or family member impacted by SCAD by donating to their fundraising page or team; attend one of our other 5Ks, become a virtual participant or donate directly to SCAD Research, Inc.