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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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' [...]