Saint Charles

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Store Information


Dick Pond Athletics-St. Charles
303 N. 2nd St. (Route 31)
St. Charles, IL 60174
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Tel 630-587-0745

Store hours:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11a.m. - 4 p.m.

Manager Profile


My name is Glen Kamps. I have been with Dick Pond Athletics since August 9, 1985 and have served the company in many capacities. I hold a Masters Degree in Physical Education - Exercise Physiology and I currently manage the St. Charles store. I have been running since 1967, competing at the high school, collegiate, and post collegiate levels. I welcome runners of every level to my store to be analyzed and fit in clothing, shoes, and accessories so that they can improve their lives through running. Feel free to contact me at: dathletics@sbcglobal.net with any questions you may have.







Meet the Staff! Our team is here to serve you!

In-Store Events

Walk2Run Sessions for 2014 are as follows:
For more information see below

For more information or to sign up, email annie.dickpond@gmail.com.

1/2 Marathon Training Program

The half marathon training program running schedule will begin on Sunday, June 22nd. Our first run as a group will be on Wednesday, June 25th from the store and our first long group run will be on Saturday, June 28th at the Great Western Trail. For more information see below.

Fox Valley Marathon Training Runs


Tuesday Night Fun Run
Our Tuesday night Fun Run will begin again on March 11th, 6:30PM!

Wednesday Night Speed Club, TNSC
It's official. Our speed club workouts are currently held at the Geneva Middle School South track to WEDNESDAY evenings at the Geneva HS track. The HS is located at 416 McKinley Ave in Geneva and the track is a block west of the HS off of Davis and Maple Ln. For more information visit the The Fast Track Racing Web Site

Wednesday Night Kids Run Club June 18- August 13, 6:30pm
No pre-registration required.
Who: Kids Ages 6-12
What: Adult supervised, varied running activities. Timed 1 mile run at the end of the season with s'mores.
Any further questions email Glen Kamps

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 glen@dickpondathletics.com






Fast Track Racing Team/Thursday Night Speed Club Have joined forces!
Speed work begins Thursday March 13th and goes through November 7th. It is open to everyone, you do not need to be on the Fast Track team to participate in the speed work outs. For information or questions please contact our Fast Track team ambassadors and speed group leaders:

Dan Crayche -dcraych@gmail.com

Brooke Williams- brookewilliams04@gmail.com





Local Races



Mud n Fun Viking Run

August 9th
Adults will experience a 5k run while traversing lung burning terrain and up to 15 grueling manmade and natural obstacles. Individual age group awards of $100.00 and a Team Challenge award of $500.00 will be offered. Claim your bragging rights! Kids will compete on a smaller 1.5k course with up to 8 age appropriate obstacles. Show your children how GREAT outdoor adventure racing can be. Please help us raise funds for the Spirit Foundation and their efforts to raise awareness and help fight cervical cancer.


Graham's Sundae 5K

Sunday, August 17th

The race will start and finish at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve located along the Fox River behind Kane County Building. Ice Cream Social at the finish line.
Visit Race Page for more info

Dash in the Dark 2014

Friday, August 29th

This local race is sponsored by Dick Pond Athletics and Asics. It starts and ends at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles. The course heads north from there, with portions of the route illuminated. Bring your glow sticks, wear your fluorescent apparel and come run! Prizes for top finishers and most-illuminated runners!
Visit Race Page for more info

5th Annual Advocate Dryer Fox Valley Marathon

Sunday, Sept 21st, 2014, 7AM
St. Charles, IL

Combining small race atmosphere with big race amenities, the Fox Valley Marathon Races are ideal for both veterans looking for a fast Boston Qualifier as well as first timers looking for an uncrowded, supportive, family-friendly race setting.
Visit Race Page for more info

Knight's 5K Trail Run And 2K Walk

September 27th 2014
The Knights of Columbus St. Charles Council #12497 is hosting a 5K Trail Run/2K Walk on Sept. 27, 2014, 9 AM, at the beautiful Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve on Dean St. in St. Charles. The event is being held to raise funds, with proceeds going to support the charitable work of the Knights. With the funds raised we will be helping Special Olympics and Hope for Haitians and other charitable causes.


Run, Walk, & Roll 5K

Sunday, October 26th

Run, Walk & Roll for Marklund!
Visit Race Page for more info

Fun Run Information

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 glen@dickpondathletics.com


Our Tuesday night Fun Run resumes on Tuesday March 11th!

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 caroline@dickpondathletics.com for any questions or to be added to our email roster


Walk to Run Information



Walk2Run Dates for 2014

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 2014 are as follows:
For more information or to sign up, email annie.dickpond@gmail.com.


Half Marathon Program Information



Our first run as a group will be on Wednesday, June 25th from the store and our first long group run will be on Saturday, June 28th at the Great Western Trail. We will run every Wednesday evening from the store starting at 6:30pm throughout the 13 week training program. We will have hydration and pacer support for them there along with our marathon runners. Saturday’s will start at 7am and we will be parking in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve parking lot.

Store News

Join our Next Step Run club! We run every Saturday 7:00AM year round!

Have you seen us giving out Pond Water at some local races? We can hand out water at your races too!


Mr. Pond wearing the "Secret Weapon" shirt. His secret weapon was his fishing boat. What is yours?


Our Fox Valley Marathon Training run. Thanks to everyone who came out, and we hope to catch all of those we missed at our next one!


Ginsberg Chiropractic came out to speak to all the Walk2Runners about form and ways of tension relief!



Kids Run Club on the first week of the 2014 season!


Happy National Running Day! Thanks to everyone who came out to run with us on one of the most important days in our running lives ;)


Had a blast at the 2014 Ozzie 5k, huge thank you to all who came out for that great run!


Ozzie 5K 2013


Have you spun the Dick Pond Prize Wheel yet? Spin it at functions that we attend to win awesome prizes!


Our Saturday Next Step Run Club will even brave the polar vortex to get their couple of miles in! Come be a part of some of the toughest runners around!


The shoe mobile at the Leavey Cross Country Invite! Don't miss us at the meets to get a last minute spike or stick!


The shoemobile can come wherever you need it! Work function, party, meet, seminar, YOU NAME IT! We will be there!


Our Tuesday Night Fun Runs are a BLAST! Come spend your Tuesday nights with us! Anywhere from 4-6 miles!



Want to get serious about running, but don't know where to start? Come join our Monday night Walk2Run programs! You will be doing a 5K in just 10 weeks!!


We love wrestling too! We may be big on running, but we also sell the hottest wrestling shoes known to man!

Meet some of our 2012 Walk2Run Graduates!

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