Carol Stream

LOCATIONS: Carol Stream | St. Charles | Schaumburg | Lisle | Carpentersville | Park Ridge

Store Information


Dick Pond Athletics-Carol Stream
26 W 515 Saint Charles Road #A
Carol Stream, IL 60188
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Tel 630-665-3316

Store hours:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Or Call 630-665-3316 for Appointment

Manager Profile


My name is Debbie Crawford, the store manager of Dick Pond Athletics in Carol Stream, IL. I have been a dedicated runner for about 15 years, completing 9 Marathons along the way along with numerous Half Marathons, 10K, 8K and 5K distance races. I have been with Dick Pond Athletics for over 9 years and have dealt with many aspects of the company. I enjoy working retail the most and getting to know the customers. I enjoy getting to learn about their running and wrestling experiences and help them to achieve their goals. I have been the leader of our Walk 2 Run program in the past and am also Co-leader of a Saturday morning run progam that we offer that runs year round. Feel free to contact me at: debbie@dickpondathletics.com with any questions you may have.

Meet the Staff!


In-Store Events


Franklin Middle School Team Night April 10th 6-8pm


Body Gears at Walk 2 Run Saturday, April 19th and Saturday May 10th 6pm
The Body Gears Team will be attending the Walk to Run on April 19th and May 10th. We will be there 15-20 minutes early for a pre-run warm-up. Make sure you stick around for post run stretching with our Body Gears Therapists. Bring your friends and running questions so that we can individually assess your mechanics and suggest treatment options. Contact Gina at 877-709-1090 with any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!


Welcome Home the Runners of Boston With Newton Wednesday, April 23rd 6pm
Join Newton and Dick Pond as we welcome home our Boston runners, and celebrate the Chicagoland runners of all abilities. Come ready to run, meet TJ Luby from Newton Running and get your natural form running questions answered by the pros.

TRI CLINIC
You've done the training! You got the equipment! Now, educate yourself about the rules, learn some handy race etiquette and listen to a few lively Tri stories involving those who possibly didn't know the rules!

Join us Saturday, April 26 at 9:30am for a morning discussion to review the rules and etiquette of triathlon. Whether you are racing your first multisport race or your hundredth, come out and listen. This is ideal for competitors, supporters and spectators of triathlons, and even those who have an interest in possibly becoming a USAT official in the future.

This discussion will be led by Rosalyn Popham who has competed in triathlon since 1988 and has scrambled through all distances from Sprint to Ironman. As a triathlete first who then switched to the officiating minority of the sport, listen to the path she took to get from one side to another. Rosalyn has been officiating races of all distances since 2004, including The Ironman World Championships in Kona. She is currently the USAT MidEast Regional Officials Coordinator, covering Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.

MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM
Our Marathon Training Program will have their informational meeting on Saturday May 3rd at 9:30am. They will be encouraged to run the Just Run 5K on May 17th as a warm up to the training program which will have its first official run on May 24th at 8:00 am leaving from the Carol Stream location.

YOUTH PROGRAM

Saturday March 15th thru Saturday May 17th from 8:30-9:15 am with an optional JustRun 1K run or 5K run/walk on May 17th at 8:00 am at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream. The program is a 10 week program for ages 8-14. It will include drills and games to make running fun! We will meet at Dick Pond Athletics in Carol Stream and walk across to Red Wing Park for the program. This is a FREE program. The program will be led by a certified coach and experienced runners. For more information they can contact me at debbie@dickpondathletics.com or 630-665-3316.


New Balance Good Form Running Clinic
Wednesday April 9th at 6:00PM


Find out 4 steps to get started on running fast, easy and injury free! This is a FREE clinic and no sign up is required! Contact Debbie Crawford for more information


Newton Demo Run
April 23th at 6:00PM


Come meet our Newton rep TJ Luby and try out the new Gravity and Distance. Contact Debbie Crawford for more information


Netwon Form Running Clinic
Saturday May 3rd


Join us and our Newton Rep after our Walk 2 Run, Fun Run and 8 At 8 Programs for this very informative clinic that will help teach you to run more efficient. Test out the new version of Newtons! This is a FREE clinic and no sign up is required! Contact Debbie Crawford for more information


Free Sports Medicine Clinic
Saturday May 3rd


How to run without pain. Tips from the Doctor for beginning and advanced runners. Dr. Erin Ducat will be the presenter. Come prepared with questions for the medical expert. Contact Debbie Crawford for more information


Pub Run Social Sponsored by Saucony
Thursday, May 8th 6;00pm


Wear test the latest Mirage, Guide, Hurricane or Triumph during your run then meet at Bull Dogs for some appetizers and raffles. Prizes provided by Saucony and Dick Pond Athletics. Shoes, Gift Cards and more!!! Contact Debbie Crawford for more information

TEAM BUCKS PROGRAM
Athletes can earn 5% back for your team with your purchases at any our Dick Pond Athletic stores. Come and take advantage of our large selection of spikes, accessories, and training shoes while YOU EARN 5% BACK for your team. In addition, we will continue to offer you outstanding prices and our Runners Rewards program with which you receive $15 for every $200 spent at our 5 retail locations. Just make sure you identify your school at the checkout. Coaches, the best way to earn "TEAM BUCKS" is to email or call us to schedule a special "TEAM NIGHT" at one of our retail locations. We will give special attention to every athlete to ensure they are fit in the proper shoes for their events with free video gait analysis and expert advice.

Local Races

Michael Browning Memorial Run to Remember

Saturday, April 19th
West Chicago, IL

he West Chicago FOP Lodge 85, in conjunction with the West Chicago Park District, is hosting the 2nd annual Michael Browning Memorial Scholarship Run to Remember
Visit Race Page for more info

Egg Shell Shuffle 1/2 Marathon and 5K

Saturday, April 19th 2014
Busse Woods Grove 5, Elk Grove Village IL
Packet pickup at Dick Pond Athletics April 17th-18th.

Run the Egg Shell Shuffle through beautiful Busse Woods and help support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Visit Race Page for more info

District 25 Spring Breakout 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Sunday April 27th 2014
Red Hawk Park, Carol Stream, IL
All proceeds benefit the Benjamin-Evergreen PTA. All 5K & 1 Mile participants will receive a finisher's medal!
Visit Race Page for more info

Plano Baloney Sandwich 5K and 10K Race

Sunday April 27th 2014
Plano High School, Plano, IL
All proceeds benefit the Benjamin-Evergreen PTA. All 5K & 1 Mile participants will receive a finisher's medal!
Visit Race Page for more info

Just Run 5K

Saturday May 17th, 2014
8AM
Armstrong Park, Carol Stream
Packet Pickup for this race at Dick Pond Carol Stream Thursday May 15th and Friday May 16th.
Visit Race Page for more info

Fun Run Information

"FUN RUN WEDNESDAY"
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.
Come join us for a mid-week run. The group runs around 40-45 minutes and runners of all level are welcome. We typically run for around 4 miles plus depending on the group. Some of the group will run longer if they happen to be training for something and want to get the miles in, others will run less depending on what they feel like doing that day.
No sign up is required just come a few minutes early to fill out a participants form if you haven't filled out one before. This is a FREE program. Call Debbie at 630-665-3316 or email debbie@dickpondathletics for more information.

"FUN RUN SATURDAY"
Saturday mornings at 8:30 am rain, snow, sleet or shine.
Join Dick Pond Athletics for "DOUBLE THE FUN". Run with us on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm and join us again on Saturday mornings at 8:30 am for another "Fun Run". Runners of all levels welcome. We run for around 3-4 miles plus depending on the group. Many of the people are Walk 2 Run graduates. Some of the group will run/walk for 30-40 minutes instead of running the whole time. Anything goes, everyone does the distance they want to do.
Like all of our running programs this is a FREE program. Call Debbie at 630-665-3316 or email debbie@dickpondathletics.com for more information. No sign-up required.


Walk to Run Information


UPCOMING WALK TO RUN PROGRAM DATES
We have regular runs on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Saturday morning runs are as follows:
Monday evening runs are as follows: Each session will end with an optional 5K graduation race. The race for session 1 will be the Just Run 5K on May 17th in Carol Stream. The race for session 2 will be the Bob Leonard 5K Run/Walk on Saturday August 9th in St. Charles. The race for sesson 3 will be the Dick Pond Athletics Hot Coca 5K Run/Walk in Wheaton.

Our series of three 10 week sessions that start with mostly walking and a little running and end with an optional 5K will start up again in March. After each session we will complete the optional 5K then the next session will start within the next week or two, Many of our participants either repeat the sessions or go on to join our "Fun Run" group that meets both on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. The Saturday morning group runs all year long rain, sleet or snow and the Wednesday night group runs well into Fall and Winter weather permitting. Call Debbie at 630-665-3316 or email debbie@dickpondathletics.com for more information. This is a "FREE PROGRAM" and no sign up is required.

"WALK N TALK"
SATURDAY MORNING AT 8:30 AM WALK N TALK WITH OUR WALK 2 RUN GROUP HAS ENDED FOR 2013 BUT WILL START UP AGAIN IN MARCH
In addition to our Walk 2 Run Program, our Marathon Training Program and our Fun Run's we now have a Walk N Talk option during our Walk 2 Run Program. It is geared for those of you that are not quite ready or may not wish to run/walk a 5K but would still enjoy and benefit from 30 minutes of cardio every saturday morning with our group. Instead of running during the run portions you will continue to walk but possibly just at a little brisker pace. It is structured just like our Walk 2 Run and we will all start together and meet back at the store when we're done. What fun! The more the merrier so bring a friend!
No sign up is required just come a few minutes early the first day to fill out a participants form if you haven't filled out one before. Check out this website or my newsletter for the date of the next session. This is a FREE program. Call Debbie at 630-665-3316 or email debbie@dickpondathletics for more information.

Store News

Some of our Fun Run participants!



We trained hard in 2013 in our Marathon Training Group!



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