A free 10 week program that gradually increases your running time and distance as you work toward running your first 5K!



Fun Runs are held from our store location every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday night and Saturday morning.  All paces and abilities welcome.



Dick Pond Racing is a community of runners sharing and continuing their personal journeys and running experiences.

Wellness Walking: More Than a Stroll Through the Park

On January 4, 2020, Dick Pond Athletics-St. Charles launched its first Walk4Wellness program, indoors at the Sportsplex in St. Charles. A complement to the popular Walk2Run program, Walk4Wellness (W4W) is a supervised, progressive 10-week training that is designed to improve cardiorespiratory and muscular strength and endurance. The decision to offer a […]

Run Before The Big Game!

Get ready for the Geneva Park District’s 10th annual Super Shuffle 5K on Super Bowl Sunday at Geneva Middle School South! This event happens snow or shine! On-site registration & check-in is from 9:00-9:45 am. The race begins at 10:00 am. Immediately following the race, stop by the Stephen D. Persinger […]

Running Saved Her Life

At Dick Pond, nothing makes us happier than a life changing running story, and our long time friend and customer Tristi Matzuka is a perfect example. Tristi began her running journey as part of our legendary Walk2Run program which you can read more about here. Tristi began severely overweight and plagued […]

Love Is Still The Answer

In 2018 our St Charles manager Glen Kamps conceived the idea of the Progressive Marathon to run in conjunction with the training season of the annual Fox Valley Marathon and Half Marathon races. As a major sponsor, the store regularly hosts training runs and course preview runs for the race. Kamps […]

Commit NOW To Be Healthy In 2020 With A FVM Race!

We want our runners to save money while at the same time have the most flexibility in their options!Why wait?  Here’s how you can get the lowest prices for next year’s races!-Buy FVM Cash!  $20 saves you $40. (Opens up again during Naperville)-Register early (before 1/1/20 for the lowest prices)-Register for the longest […]

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Run4Change Fund

This week’s collection for the 2019 Salvation Army Thanksgiving Run4Change Fund was: $9.40 which brought our TOTAL FOR THE YEAR to $1,635.94  Many thanks to all of you for your past, present, and future help in this important club mission!  Mark your calendars for 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 for our annual shopping trip to Aldi’s (5 E. State Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134) to buy food […]