Announcing the Hansen Woods Trail Race and Relay

Coming off the success of two great trail races with the Windmill Challenge in 2018 and the Big Timber Challenge in 2019, Dick Pond and avid trail runner Brent Runzel are again partnering to bring us the Hansen Woods Trail Run and Relay in May of 2020. The race will be […]

Up Close With the New Balance FreshFoam 880v10

Several models of New Balance running shoes have long proven favorites among our customers at Dick Pond. For neutral runners, chief among these is the 880. Long a reliable go-to for runners at all levels, the 880 is well known for its simple consistency, lightweight construction and high level of responsive […]

Hoka and Dick Pond Escape the Roads Trail Series

Join us for the Escape the Roads Trail Series from Hoka and Dick Pond Athletics. A fun series of 3 trail runs! Hoka will be at each run with demo shoes for you to test out on the trail. There will also be prizes! The more runs you attend, the more […]

Chicago City State Meet gives CPS runners one last chance to compete.

Mid to late October is usually a time for elementary and high school athletes to gear up for sectional and state competition in cross country. This year’s school year in Chicago was interrupted by a strike by CPS teachers, all but eliminating the end of the XC season for CPS students. […]

What’s New In The 860v9

It’s fall, and with it has come some updates to our favorite stability trainers. New in our stores from New Balance is the update to the run specialty exclusive 860, the v9. Our friends at New Balance know better than to mess with a good thing. The 860 has been one […]

Saucony Guide ISO 2 and Triumph ISO 5 Up Close

Saucony has recently updated two of its most popular ISOFIT models. The tech’s been around a few years but keeps improving upon its goals of a secure fit that moves perfectly with the foot during the stride. The Triumph is Saucony’s go-to premium cushion shoe, now on a 5th version with […]