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 […]

Windmill Trail Challenge Recap

On Sunday morning, 160 Runners plus a team of Dick Pond volunteers and staff from local organizations including Graham’s Chocolate in Geneva gathered in the forest preserve across from the Fabyan Windmill to hold the first ever Windmill Trail Challenge 5K/10K trail race. By all accounts the race was a huge […]

Staying On The Rails With The New Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19

Brooks Running recently released a major update to their insanely popular Adrenaline stability trainer. The Adrenaline GTS 19 features an all new and improved stability system that utilizes GuideRail technology to support the gait as opposed to traditional posting. According to Brooks Guru Ben Fleck “Think of it as building the […]

Dick Pond Awarded the Balega Ubuntu Award for Community Service

Dick Pond Athletics was proud to accept the Ubuntu Award for community service presented by Balega at this year’s The Running Event in Austin Texas. The South African run specialty sock manufacturer has been presenting the award each year to a retailer that embodies the spirit of community service; going above […]