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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.

Calling All Elves!

Interested in volunteering to be “Elves” in the Insane Candy Cane 5K? Dress like an elf, wear a flag football belt and appear on the course so runners can grab their belt.  You will have a handler and will have a schedule of where to be on the course.  Send a note […]

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 […]

Meet Our Manager

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 […]

CASA Kane County Progressive Marathon

The Fox Valley Marathon Races are excited to present the CASA Kane County Progressive Marathon – a marathon for EVERYONE, ages 15+! The Progressive Marathon provides an opportunity for runners and aspiring runners of all ages and fitness levels to complete a full 26.2 marathon at their own pace. Whether it’s […]

Let Us Help You Find The Right Gear

At Dick Pond St Charles, we’ll be the first to tell you that anyone who gets up, gets out and runs is a runner. Anyone putting in the miles is an athlete, plain and simple. That said, there are simply some tips, tricks and best practices runners know from experience. We’re […]

Garmin Running Watch Demo Program

Dick Pond is here to satisfy your Garmin curiosity. We are now offering a demo program where you can come in, check out a watch for an extended period, and find out which model is right for you. Here's how it works: Simply stop by our store location to 'check out' [...]