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 […]

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. […]

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 […]