Carol Stream

LOCATIONS: Carol Stream | St. Charles | Hoffman Estates | Lisle | 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 16 years, completing 10 Marathons along the way along with numerous Half Marathons, 10K, 8K and 5K distance races. I have been with Dick Pond Athletics for over 10 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!

Store Events


Our Marathon Training Program will have their Orientation/Kick Off Meeting on Saturday May 2nd at 9:15am. Start date of the program is yet to be determined and will depend on the marathon that the majority of the group chooses to train for.

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.

Upcoming Dick Pond Spike Nights

Interested in scheduling a spike night for your school? Contact Debbie Crawford to schedule one today. Perks for your team include:

West Chicago HS Girls and Boys

March 17th 5:15-7:00pm

Jay Stream Middle School

Thursday, March 26th, 6-7:30pm

Local Races

Dash in the Dark 5K - St Charles

Saturday, September 12th
The start/finish line is at Pottawatomie Park, in St. Charles. The course takes you across the river, then heads north from there, with portions of the route illuminated with luminarias (weather permitting). September 12, 2015 (subject to change), runners are encouraged to light up the night with headlamps, glow sticks, reflective gear, or whatever their hearts desire. 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 8:00 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 8:00 am for another "Fun Run". Runners of all levels welcome. We anywhere from 3-12 miles or more 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.

Carol Stream Fun Run

Walk to Run Information

Hot Cocoa Walk 2 Run Graduation Picture 2014

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 16th at Bierman Park in Carol Stream. The race for session 2 will be the Dash in the Dark 5K on September 12th at 7:30pm in St. Charles. The race for session 3 (and reunion) will be the Dick Pond Athletics Hot Coca 5K Run/Walk on October 25th at Danada Forest Preserve 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

Congrats to Dan Lucente on completing Ironman Wisconsin 2014!

Dan Lucente Madison Ironman Sept. 2014 3
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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