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: with any questions you may have.

Meet the Staff!

In-Store Events

Mizuno Wear Test at Track Workout Tuesday, August 19th

Wheaton North High School Spike Night Tuesday, August 19th 7-8:30pm

Glenbard North Cross Country Spike Night
August 21st, 5-7pm

Join your team for refreshments and let our staff help fit you for cross country spikes or trainers. Our Saucony Representative Jeremy will be here with a FREE gift with purchase. All the athletes will receive 10% off any apparel and accessories as well as 10% off any Saucony spikes or trainers for the night.

Free Health Screening and Spinal Checks
August 23rd, 8-10am

Join Balance Family Chiropractic for free Health and Welness Screenings and spinal checks during our Saturday morning fun run.

Adidas Wear Test At Walk 2 Run
Monday, August 25th, 6:30pm

Try out one of the 3 styles our Adidas Representative is going to have here for you to wear test. The Supernova Glide, Energy Boost or Supernova Sequence. Get here a few minutes before our 6:30 pm Walk 2 Run and get fit for the right style for you. Our Adidas Representative Britt will be here to answer any questions you may have about their Boost Technology.

Bartlett High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Spike Night Tuesday, August 26th 6-8pm

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

Graham's Sundae 5K

Sunday, August 17th

Finish at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve with an ice cream social.
Visit Race Page for more info

Dick Pond Cocoa 8 Mile Run and 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, October 26th

The Dick Pond Cocoa Run is a Walk 2 Run Reunion Run!!!

This is an awesome Dick Pond sponsored event with great swag and a unique distance. Walk 2 Run grads, come see old friends and enjoy hot cocoa and treats at finish and recieve an Anorak Style Jacket. For more information visit the Race Website and search 'Cocoa'.

Dash in the Dark 2014

Friday, August 29th

This local race is sponsored by Dick Pond Athletics and Asics. It starts and ends at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles. The course heads north from there, with portions of the route illuminated. Bring your glow sticks, wear your fluorescent apparel and come run! Prizes for top finishers and most-illuminated runners!
Visit Race Page for more info

Fun Run Information

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.

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 for more information. No sign-up required.

Walk to Run Information

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 for more information. This is a "FREE PROGRAM" and no sign up is required.

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.


Our marathon program is FREE and meets every Saturday morning for a long run and on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm at Glenbard North High School for a track workout. We also have our Wednesday night Fun Run at 6:30 pm if you want to run with the group for your mid-week run. See why running with a group is so much more fun then running alone.

Call Debbie at 630-665-3316 or email debbie@dickpondathletics for more information.

Store News

Some of our Run Club recent race finishers

From the Whiskey Redwood Hills 10K

From the Loonies Midnight Marathon

From the Rock N Roll Half Marathon

Some of our Fun Run participants!

We trained hard in 2013 in our Marathon Training Group!

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