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: with any questions you may have.

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

In-Store Events

Saturday Morning Run Club Orientation - Saturday, October 25th - 8:10am - 9:10am

Did you just finish Annie's Walk 2 Run and want to know what's next? Want to take that next step? Come to Orientation on October 25th from 8:10 to 9:10 and learn all about our Saturday Morning Run Club.

Winter Survival Lecture - Monday, November 17th - 6:30pm

Want to keep all that you have gained this Spring, Summer, and Fall? Be here for this FREE one-hour lecture at 6:30pm!

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

For more information or to sign up, email

Tuesday Night Fun Run
Our final Fun Run of the year will be held on October 28th - Please join us for a fun run end of year party on November 4th!

Begining now until November 4th our Fun Runs will start at 6pm. For more information email Caroline Cayton

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

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!
Speed work begins Wednesday March 12th and goes through November 6th. 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

Brooke Williams-

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 11th! 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 2014 are as follows:
  • Session 1 - Over till next year
  • Session 2 - Session 2 is over
  • Session 3 - August 25th through October 27th

For more information or to sign up, email

Local Races

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'.

Run, Walk, & Roll 5K

Sunday, October 26th

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

Sycamore Pumpkin Run 10K

Sunday, October 26th

The Sycamore Pumpkin Run 10K Road race is heading into its 36th year! The 10K is held during Sycamore Illinois world famous Pumpkin Festival. This race has become a staple in the Northern Illinois race schedule. In 2013, we had over 1,900 participants running.
Visit Race Page for more info

Pure Pikermi Half and Full Marathon Relays

Sunday, November 2

The course starts on the Virgil Gilman Trail at Waubonsee Community College and will offer views of  beautiful wildflowers, patches of native prairie, cottonwoods, white poplars, sycamores and oak trees. You will wind through Bliss Woods Forest Preserve and by Bliss Creek Golf Course.   Trail is primarily paved asphalt with small stretches of crushed limestone. Visit Race Page for more information.

Store News

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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