Saint Charles

LOCATIONS: Carol Stream | St. Charles | Hoffman Estates | Lisle | Park Ridge

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

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: with any questions you may have.

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

In-Store Events

Saucony Kinvara 6 Demo Run Tuesday, April 21st - 6:30pm
Come try out the all new Kinvara 6!

Walk2Run Sessions for 2015 are as follows:

For more information see below

For more information or to sign up, email

1/2 Marathon Training Program

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


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

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:

Dan Crayche

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

Fun Run Information

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 for any questions or to be added to our email roster

Walk2Run 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 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

For more information or to sign up, email

Local Races

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.

Store News

Way to go all Walk 2 Run graduates on completing their first 5K! Congratulations!

Dick Pond St. Charles Fast Track Working Hard

The Dick Pond staff loves the new shoe truck!

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 running 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!

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 Shoemobile 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!

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