Chicagoland SCADaddle 5K Walk & Run for Research

3S507 Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189


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Event Description

Join us for the 11th annual Chicagoland SCADaddle to raise money for much-needed SCAD research. Participants are invited to participate in the 5K walk/run at their own pace on the trails through the Danada Forest Preserve.

Our Cause

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a little known and poorly understood type of heart attack. SCAD is the #1 cause of heart attacks in women under age 50, pregnant women & new moms. Most patients are younger healthy women who do not have the typical risk factors of heart disease. Although less common, it can affect men too. Research is needed to identify the cause(s) and the best treatment options.


Our 5K chip timed run/walk takes 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. Following the race, join us for refreshments, vendors, our SCAD store & fun for all.

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.

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

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; if interested, or if you can recommend a potential sponsor, please contact us.

Levels available:

CORPORATE: $15,000
PATRON: $1,000
FRIEND: $100

5K Vendor Opportunity

 Looking to give back and promote your business? This is a great opportunity to get in front of 200+ people! For more information, please contact us.

With your vendor donation of $100 you will receive the following:

  • Table at the SCADaddle 5k - picnic style table under the pavilion or bring your own and put it anywhere!
  • Thank you in event program at the SCAD Survivor Reunion dinner
  • Participation mentioned on our Facebook page
  • Opportunity to put a promotional item in Survivor Goodie Bag

Volunteer Opportunities

We couldn't do this event without our volunteers! We need lots of help at all times of the day. This is perfect for anyone wanting to attend but not do the race or for students needing their volunteer hours!

Volunteer Needs

6:30-7:30am - Set up all things race!
7:30-9:00am – Many spots to help including Registration/t-shirt/giftbags/food/ sales/water, etc.
10:00-12:00pm – Clean up/load up

Additional Needs

Photographer(s) - someone to capture all the fun! We need a photographer for the reunion on Friday evening and someone for the race. You can photograph one of the events or both of them.

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