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: joko@dpparkridge.com 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




Des Plaines River Trail PPU and In-Person Registration
October 11th Through October 17th
The 50 mile race is sold out but there is still room to run the half marathon or full marathon. Packet Pick Up and In-person registration are available at the Park Ridge store starting October 11th-17th during store hours.


St. Eugene Trot N Treat Packet Pickup
Thursday, October 16th
Packets for the St Eugene School Trot'N'Treat 5k will be available at the Park Ridge store on Thursday, October 16th during store hours.



Post Marathon Party!
October 19th - 12pm- 4pm
You conquered the big one and now it's time to PARTY!!!! Join us for food, raffles, music and medal engraving*. Be included in our finisher digital collage and get your medal engraved while you wait. Medals from your marathon will be engraved for $10 each. (*If you ran a race other than Chicago or Des Plaines you may have to pick your engraved medal up at a later date)



What Not To Wear Fun Run
Saturday, October 25th 8:30am
Hold on to that fitness you spent all summer getting and train through the winter! It is often said, "there is no bad weather, just bad gear". Join us for our informational session and fun run on how to dress no matter the forecast. Join us at 9:30 am if you want to skip the run and just sit in on the session.

Local Races





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.

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'.

Fun Run Information

We now have a run for every type of runner.

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
We are moving our Saturday morning run back to 8:30am for the cold season. With options to run anywhere from 3-20 miles, this is a perfect option for anyone training for a longer race this fall.

Walk 2 Run Information

Sign up for session 4 to train for races during Thanksgiving Weekend. Session 4 begins on October 1st. Questions? Email Store Manager Joko Greenberg or call (847)720-4083 for more information

Store News


WALK 2 RUN IS BACK



Sign up for session 4 to train for races during Thanksgiving Weekend. Session 4 begins on October 1st. Questions? Email Store Manager Joko Greenberg or call (847)720-4083 for more information



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 GET REWARDED
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!

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

NIKE RUNNING APPAREL SHOP!

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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