My name is Chris Wilhite and I am co-manager of Dick Pond Hoffman Estates. I have worked run speacialty for 13 years and also have been in charge of our shoemobiles that service the schools and races in the area as well as helping open our Park Ridge location. I have competed in many distances over the years from 5k to half marathon. I welcome you to come into the store and see how our staff can help you improve your running with proper footwear and our wide variety of apparel and accessories. Please join us for a fun run and experience some of the great programs we have to offer. You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have for me.
My name is Nick Hurley and I am co-manager of Dick Pond Hoffman Estates, joining the staff from our Carol Stream location. I am excited to be a part of the running community in Hoffman Estates! I have worked for Dick Pond for 8 years, working in several different capacities. As an avid runner and triathlete, I have competed in a variety of events including the marathon and Half-Ironman triathlon. Stop by the store and say hello anytime. I love to hear your stories and experiences that they have had and how Dick Pond can help exceed your running expectations. You can reach me directly at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Newton Demo at Breakfast Club Run Saturday, April 4th - 8:30am
Come out and join our normal Saturday Morning Breakfast Club run, learn about natural form running and demo the latest from Newton including the Distance IV and Gravity IV.
Mizuno Demo at Fun Run Monday, April 8th - 6:30pm
Mizuno will be out this night for our normal Monday night fun run. Come demo the all new Wave Inspire 11 and more!
Yoga With Karen Saturday, April 11th, 9am
Come join us for a pre-run Yoga session before Breakfast Club with Karen.
Who are you running with?
Dick Pond Hoffman Estates welcomes runners of all paces to it's weekly Fun Run.
We run every Monday @ 6:15 P.M.
Most runners run 4 miles
Please note that starting Wednesday March 11th we are starting speed workouts at Harper College track, just east of the store on Algonquin Rd.
SATURDAY MORNING "BREAKFAST RUN CLUB WILL RUN YEAR ROUND!
"THE BREAKFAST CLUB" runs every Saturday Morning at 8:30 A.M. from the Hoffman Store.
We have a 30 minute and a 60 minute option. You may walk or run at any pace.
Free coffee after the run!
Earn a "BREAKFAST CLUB MUG" BY ACCUMULATING MINUTES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!
Your breakfast club mug will be displayed in the store; Your milestones will be indicated on your mug!
500 minutes, 1000 minutes, 1500 minutes, 2000 minutes (Gold Level)
All minutes will need to be earned at our Saturday Morning Run.
We encourage all ages, and paces to join us! Yes, walkers are welcome!
Questions? Call DP Hoffman: 847-496-7108
Join our FREE Walk2Run program where you will train, over 10 weeks, to run for 30 continuous minutes. You will start off walking more, running less, and each week you will increase your running and decrease your walking until by the end of the 9 weeks your goal is to run for 30 min. and sign up for an optional 5k to celebrate your achievement!This program is for beginners and any age is welcome, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no pressure for distance or time, you go at your own pace, in this encouraging but laid back atmosphere.
Keep those gains you made all spring and summer by staying with us through the fall. Walk2Run will continue to meet at 6:30 PM every Wednesday night to provide a group atmosphere to keep your training going. Whether you are walking or running, join this great group!
Back by popular demand; a Walk'n Talk Option.
Meets same time and place as Walk2Run
Group goal is a brisk 3 mile walk
Optional 3k alternate available (1.8 miles)
Great option for those just getting started with their exercise routine
Motivating tips and strategies along the way
Walk2Run Sessions for 2015 are as follows:
Session 1 - March 25rd to May 23th - Graduation race is the Elgin Foxtrot
Session 2 - May 27th to July 25th - Graduation race is the Fitness for America Festival 5K
Session 3 - July 29th - September 26th - Graduation race is September 27th Run 2 Read 5K
Session 4 - September 30th - November 28th - Graduation race is Turkey Trot 5K
New this session! Ready to take the next step? Walk2Run 2.0 is just for you. We will meet earlier at 6 PM and begin building up to 60 minutes of running. This is a great way to build on your fitness if you have already completed a Walk2Run session and are looking for a new challenge.
Session 1 - May 27th to July 25th - Graduation race is the Fitness for America Festival 10K
Session 2 - July 29th - September 26th - Graduation race is September 26th Geneva 10K
Session 3 - September 30th - November 28th - Graduation race is to be determined.
Saturday, April 4th - Busse Woods Forest Preserve, Schaumburg
Egg Shell Shuffle Half Marathon, 5k run/walk and EGG HUNT! For the past four years, this event has benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Visit Race Page for more info.
April Fools 5k
Saturday, April 4th - Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, Bloomingdale
The #1 Suburban Early Spring 5k with a Finisher's Medal, Tech Shirt and 400m Kids Dash! Visit Race Page for more info.
Great Western Half Marathon
May 3, 2015
Come out and run one of the first, and best, 1/2 marathons in the western suburbs this season! Terrfic out and back course along the Great Western Trail. Visit Race Page for more info.
Ozzie's Home Run and Walk 5K - 5/3rd Ballpark, Geneva
May 31, 2015
A unique event hosted by the Kane County Cougars. Come out for this great race that starts and finishes on the field. Registration is open now. Visit Race Page for more info.
Bob Leonard River Run and Walk
August 5th, 2015
Enjoy a beautiful running tour through facilities made possible by the River Corridor Foundation and help raise money for future projects. Registration open now, event begins and ends at Pottawatomie Park. Visit Race Page for more info.
Marklund Run, Walk & Roll 5K
Sunday October 25th, 2015
Run through beautiful Geneva and help raise money for a great organization that services those with developmental disabilities. Visit Race Page for more info.