A free 8 week program that gradually increases your running time and distance as you work toward running your first 5K!



Fun Runs are held from our store location every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning.  All paces and abilities welcome.



Dick Pond Racing is a community of runners sharing and continuing their personal journeys and running experiences.

Walk 2 Run Graduation/Reunion Party November 4th 6:30 pm

Let’s celebrate your success! You’ve completed one of our 10 week Walk 2 Run programs and have run your race. Now it’s time to reward yourself with some treats and to discuss with your fellow runners what your next goal is. You’re ready to move on and we’re here to help you […]

Walk 2 Runners Graduate at the Cantigny 5K November 2nd!

Join all our runners at beautiful Cantigny Park in Wheaton. We hope to see members of the Dick Pond Racing Team there along with our Fun Run, Walk 2 Run and Walk N Talk groups. This is a great race for all levels.Go to signmeup.com/130199 to sign up and get more information.

Let Us Help You Find The Right Gear

At Dick Pond Carol Stream, 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 […]

Heart & Sole Girls Running Group Coming to Carol Stream

We are hosting a Heart and Sole program this fall at Dick Pond Carol Stream! It will be for girls in 6th grade through 8th grade. We also can welcome 3rd-5th graders on to our team as well. We are going to have practices Monday and Thursday from 5:00-6:15pm. Practices will [...]

Meet Our Manager

My name is Debbie Crawford, the store manager of Dick Pond Athletics in Carol Stream, IL. I have been a dedicated runner for 16 years, completing 10 Marathons and a 50K ultra along the way along with numerous Half Marathons, 10K, 8K and 5K distance races. I have been with Dick […]

Dick Pond Racing in Carol Stream

Are you a part of our Racing Community? Reach your goals and help others do the same. The Dick Pond Racing Team is a community of runners sharing and continuing their personal journeys and running experiences. Whether it’s training, racing, pacing, or having fun, we strive to inspire each other for […]

Earth Day Great Western Trail Cleanup

In honor of Earth Day the Friends of the Great Western Trail have scheduled its annual trail cleanup for Saturday April 27th, rain or shine. Our goal this year is to clean all the trails including both sections of the Great Western Trail. We are asking for your help. We want […]