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.

Gear Up for Wrestling!

With all the new models of wrestling shoes in stock it’s time to get your gear. We offer 15% off current wrestling shoes every day!  Head gear gear bags mouth guards anti-bacterial soap and more! You name it, we’ve got what you need to start your season out right!

Tips for Layering Your Running Clothes

No one wants to run in bulky clothes, feel cold during a run, or feel overheated once our body warms up. Here is a chart that can help you run comfortable. The trick is layering so you can add or shed clothing depending on your body temperature. A good tip, always […]

Give Back this Holiday Season

We are excited to share that we are bringing back our canned food drive. Donors will receive one raffle ticket per can to be entered to win a pair of Brooks Running shoes!In addition, we will be donating toiletries for men and women. Come to the store, “check out” a shoe box with a […]

Shop Local and Get Rewarded

Shop local and enter The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce monthly raffle for a $50 chamber gift certificate. Every $50 you spend at participating businesses earns you a raffle ticket which can be picked up at the Chamber Office located at 720 Garden St. Yes, we are a participating business!

Meet Our Manager

My name is Chris Wilhite and I am the new manager of Dick Pond Park Ridge. I have worked run speacialty for 13 years and also have been in charge of our shoemobiles that service the schools and races in the area as well as helping open this location. I have […]

Dick Pond Racing Summer Location

If you have been thinking about it, now is the time to join the Dick Pond Racing Team! We will be having our kickoff party on March 20 – learn about the team, meet fellow runners, and get excited to achieve your goals!Join us at the Notre Dame Prep track in […]