Our manager Glen Kamps been with Dick Pond Athletics since August 9, 1985 and has served the company in many capacities. Glen holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education - Exercise Physiology. Glen has been running since 1967, competing at the high school, collegiate, and post collegiate levels. Glen and his trained staff of running professionals welcomes runners of every level to our St. Charles location to be analyzed and fit in clothing, shoes, and accessories so that they can improve their lives through running. Feel free to contact Glen at: email@example.com with any questions you may have.
In preparation for the Fox Valley Races on September 20th the half marathon training program running schedule will begin on Sunday, June 21st. Our first run as a group will be on Wednesday, June 24th from the store and the second group run will be on Saturday, June 27th at LeRoy Oakes. Anyone interested in signing up for the half marathon training program can sign up at Performance Running Website.
Tuesday Night Fun Run
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our weekly Tuesday Night Fun Runs this season! Fun Runs will resume again March 10th. For more information email Caroline Cayton
Fast Track Racing Team Speed Club
FAST TRACK WORKOUTS RESUME ON TUESDAY MARCH 12TH
Director Dan Craychee has just announced plans for the Free Fast Track Racing Team Thursday Night Track Workouts! Workouts start March 12th. Meet here on that date! Want to learn more about this #1 Chicagoland program? Click here to email Dan Craychee
Saturday Morning Next Step Running Club
Join us every Saturday at 7:00 am for our Next Step Running Club, we run year round, rain, snow, or shine! To be added to our weekly email contact Glen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Wellness Seminars
February 23 - Erika Mennerick trilliumchiro.com - Using Nutrition to Make the Most of Your Running
Whether your goals are to lose weight, improve your health, recover more quickly, or simply improve energy levels, your nutrition plays a major role in achieving your goals. Spend an evening with Dr. Mennerick, Chiropractic Physician and learn how to prioritize your nutritional needs and make healthy foods a part of your life.
March 2 - Dr. James and Dr. Kalie maximizedlivingjudgechiro.com - Are you running at your max threshold?
Discover the potential you have when our body is healing and functioning at its maximum design. Learn the 5 pillars to catapult your success!
March 9 - Dr. Ginsberg - kidchiro.com - Three Things Every Runner Should do to get Stronger and Prevent Injury This Winter.
Learn the most important exercises to help prevent and recover from running injuries, what things you should be doing to recover faster and get over injury. RSVP to Glen Kamps to be entered into a drawing for a FREE 1/2 HOUR MASSAGE at Ginsberg Chiropractic in Geneva!
March 16 - Annie Smith - Walk to Run Orientation
Come and meet the leader of the most successful run/walk group around. How far? How fast? Could I really become a runner? Any and all questions answered!
Fast Track Racing Team/Wednesday Night Speed Club Have joined forces!
Fast Track workouts are over now until the Spring.
For information or questions please contact our Fast Track team ambassadors and speed group leaders:
Our Tuesday Night Fun Run resumes on Tuesday March 10th! For more information email Caroline Cayton
Join us for our Fun Run every Tuesday starting at 6:30 pm at the St. Charles store. We run every Tuesday until the time change in November. Rain, snow or shine. The only time we do not run is if it is lightening or thundering out for safety reasons. Come out and join us for a FUN RUN! The FUN RUN is for individuals who can run 4-6+ miles. All paces and abilities welcome to join us.You can email email@example.com for any questions or to be added to our email roster
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 10 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. We leave the store promptly at 6:15 to begin our session at 6:30. The first night of each session we meet at 6pm so that extra time is allowed for filling out the necessary waiver and so that your questions can be answered. Plan on allowing approximately one hour each Monday night. That allows us to walk to Mt. St. Mary's Park, do the 30 min walk/run, stretch and walk back to the store.
Walk2Run Sessions for 2015 are as follows:
Session 1 - March 23rd to May 25th - Graduation race is the Ozzie 5K
Session 2 - June 8th to August 10th - Graduation race is Grahams Chocolate 5K
Session 3 - August 17th to October 2th - Graduation race is Marklund 5K
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.