Park Ridge

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Store Information

Dick Pond Athletics-Park Ridge
29 S Prospect Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Tel (847)720-4083

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.

Manager Profile

My name is Joko Greenberg and I am the manager at our newest location in Park Ridge. I am new to Dick Pond Athletics but not to specialty running, a field I have worked in for the last 5 years. It has been a thrill to bring my experiences as a runner into my work to help others achieve their various exercise goals. I have been running since 1995 when I struggled to complete a mile of continuous running and have had the opportunity to compete at the high school, collegiate and elite post collegiate levels. My staff and I welcome runners, walkers and wrestlers of all abilities to come in and give us the opportunity to support them in their athletic efforts. Feel free to contact me at: with any questions you may have. Also follow us on Twitter to stay on top of all things happening in our store.

Meet The Staff

In-Store Events

Kids's Speed Camp Starting June 24th

Mark your calendars for our summer speed program designed just for kids. Whether you are looking to develop future runners or looking to help your child's speed development to help with other sports- this FREE 4 week program will help lay a great foundation for your future speedster. Starting on Tuesday June 24th, the weekly evening sessions will fit in nicely with your child's other summer activities.

Wear Test Nights

Sometimes you just don't know how you will feel about a shoe till you take it out on the road. Join us during our fun run events for an opportunity to take a brand new shoe out on the course and provide your feedback directly to the manufacturers.

Adidas - July 16th at 6:30pm

Experience Adidas' Boost technology. Demo the Supernova Glide Boost or the Supernova Sequence Boost

Local Races

Saucony 500 Challenge

Join XC runners all over the country as they sign up for the Saucony 500 Challenge, a high school summer training program designed to keep you on pace towards your most rewarding XC season yet. Athletes can use it following their own preset training schedule or download one of the provided guides. There is a log for your miles as well as ways to see the progress of other runners across the country- and of course, PRIZES!

Chicago Full Moon Run

Wednesday August 6th, 7:30pm
Racecourse has been described as "fast," and "the most neighborhood-friendly in the city." Race time is just before sunset and the entire course will be illuminated by ambient light and impending full moon. Feel free to bring a head lamp, although you won't necessarily need one.

Mud n Fun Viking Run

August 9th
A new take on the thrill-seeking military style obstacle course. A family-friendly event where children are welcome to participate on a course of their own! Let's get today's youth off the couch and away from those digital displays. Show them how GREAT outdoor adventure can be.We try to promote a team building experience, so bring your whole office, club, or group of friends, and participate in the team challenge. Claim your bragging rights!

Homestretch for Heroes

August 12th
This course takes you through the grounds of Arlington International Racecourse and finishes your last 1/2 mile on the actual racetrack. Experience the polytrack surface, rolled and packed for runners.

Skokie's Backlot Dash

August 23rd
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Skokie's Backlot Dash 5K and Kid's Run will be held in Downtown Skokie (in and around the grounds of Skokie's Backlot Bash) and will include a half mile kids run. 5K Run/Walk For Pets

Saturday, September 20th
Benefitting the Animal Care League of Oak Park, IL

Park Ridge Charity Classic 2014

Saturday, September 27th
A flat, FAST, out and back course with only two right angle turns and one 180°. Split times at 1 mile and 2 mile "Illinois' fastest 5k course" as 32% of the all-time Illinois age group records were set on the Charity Classic course (source IL T & F)

Edison Park Elementary Pound the Pavement 5K

Saturday, September 27th
The first ever Pound The Pavement 5K, hosted by Edison Park Elementary School, will be held on September 27, 2014. This is a USATF certified route and has CARA Emerging Race status.

St. Eugene School Trot N Treat 5K/10K and Monster Dash

Saturday October 18th
All participants of the 5k will receive a color, long-sleeve technical running shirt and a Gatorade squeeze bottle. Monster Dash participants receive the technical running shirt and a goody bag.

Des Plaines River Trail Races

Saturday October 18th
Welcome to year five of the DPR Trail Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50 Mile Ultra Marathon along the beautiful and fast Des Plaines River Trail in Lake County, Illinois.

Fun Run Information

We now have a run for every type of runner. Tuesday Kids Speed Night
For runners under 18 looking to improve their speed, this weekly session will take the kids through a series of activities to help make them faster. The group meets at the store at 7pm

Wednesday Night Walk 2 Run level 1
For all interested in becoming runners but have been too intimidated by the process, our classic walk to run program starts with short running intervals that gradually increase over the course of the 9 week session. The group meets at the store at 6:30pm

Wednesday Night Walk 2 Run level 2-
Geared towards those who are comfortable going out for a run but have consistently need walk breaks it is a perfect group to transition to from level 1. It also provides a safe way for runners to work on increasing their running distances while avoiding injury. The group meets at the store at 6:30pm

Wednesday Night Fun Run-
Easy mid week run option for those looking for company and accountability. This run provides a great opportunity to meet other local runners and stay consistent with your exercise routine.

Thursday Night Track Night
Training for a race this summer? Looking to improve your race times? Simply want a break from running the same way each run? Join us at the North Park University Track at Foster and Kedzie Aves for speed workouts. With pace groups at every level, there is a place for everyone at the track. Strides start at 6:20pm

Saturday Long Run
Beat the summer heat by joining us at 7am to get your longest run of the week out of the way. With options to run anywhere from 3-20 miles, this is a perfect option for anyone training for a longer race this summer or fall.

Walk 2 Run Information

Session 2 of our free beginners' running program starts May 21st at 6:30pm. New this session will be a Next Steps Program for anyone who is comfortable with the existing program but would still like guidance with becoming a runner. Questions? Email Store Manager Joko Greenberg or call (847)720-4083 for more information

Store News


Session 2 of our free beginners' running program starts May 21st at 6:30pm. New this session will be a Next Steps Program for anyone who is comfortable with the existing program but would still like guidance with becoming a runner. Questions? Email Store Manager Joko Greenberg or call (847)720-4083 for more information


Guarantee an entry in to the Chicago marathon this year by running for a charity.
Two Park Ridge Charities have spots on their sponsorship teams available: FAST TRACK RACING TEAM

Fast Track now out of Park Ridge. Visit Fast Track Racing's Website to sign up for our free racing team. Track workouts on Thursday night at 6:30pm at North park University track in Albany Park. Long runs at 7am at Park Ridge store.

Shop local and enter The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce monthly raffle for a $50 chamber gift certificate. Every $50 you spend at participating businesses earns you a raffle ticket which can be picked up at the Chamber Office located at 720 Garden St.
Yes, we are a participating business!

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. Questions? Email Store Manager Joko Greenberg or call (847)720-4083 for more information


Stop by and see our newly remodeled store! Introducing our Nike Running Apparel Shop with an elevated assortment of Nike Men's and Women's running and training apparel just in time for your holiday shopping!

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