The Big Timber XC Challenge is Back!

Update: Course Preview Video Now Available! Due to safety precautions being taken, we’re not able to have a course preview this year, so we’ve brought you the next best thing. Click below to watch our race director Brent Runzel’s all new course preview video: Beginning in 2018 with the Windmill Challenge, […]

Announcing the Hansen Woods Trail Race and Relay

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]