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2014 Dick Pond
Fast Track Racing Team!

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April 2014 Fast Track Video

What We're About

The Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team is a premier running club in the northwest, west, and far west suburbs of Chicago for runners of all abilities and experience. The team has grown to over 200 members strong. We train and race together with similar goals and interests. Through camaraderie, friendship, and the pursuit of excellence, the team participates in CARA circuit races and have been the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 CARA team CHAMPIONS! For the 2014 season we have expanded the race circuit to over 30 local races in Chicago and the suburbs. Members of the team are outfitted in a team singlet and have the opportunity to score points at key team races towards end-of-the-year prizes. All members are asked to be ambassadors of the brand Saucony, and of our family run specialty business, Dick Pond Athletics. In addition, members are asked to race in as many races as they are able, representing the team in a positive manner. The strength of this team is the Power of the Group philosophy. Our runners train and compete in road races and marathons, as well as serve as pace leaders for many races, as a team.

Learn more about the Dick Pond Athletics Fast Track Racing team and find out how to become a member on the Membership Info and Sign Up pages.


    Training Runs

    Our training runs are open to everyone, you do not need to be on the Fast Track team to participate. All paces are welcome as well. Additional information and special announcements for each workout can be found on the Scheduled Runs pages.
    = Performance booster!

    Speedwork

  1. The Tuesday Night Track Workouts meets every Tuesday at 6:00 PM from mid-March thru early-November at Benet Academy in Lisle, IL.
    Speed work begins Tuesday, March 18th through November 4th. For information or questions please contact our Fast Track team ambassadors: Christine Bell, John Brazda, Denise Hefferin, or Liz Ruvalcaba.
    Full Information
  2. The Wednesday Night Speed Club meets every Wednesday at 6:15 PM from mid-March thru early-November at Geneva High School outdoor track in Geneva, IL.
    Speed work begins Thursday March 13th and goes through November 7th. For information or questions please contact our Fast Track team ambassadors and speed group leaders: Dan Crayche - dcraych@gmail.com; Brooke Williams - brookewilliams04@gmail.com; Greg Campbell - greghvac19@yahoo.com; Jenn Tribble - tribble.jenn@gmail.com
    Full Information
  3. The Wednesday Night Track Workout meets every Wednesday at 6:00 PM from late March until late October at Harper College outdoor track in Palatine, IL.
    All paces are welcome. Cost is $1.00 per person.
    Full Information
  4. The North Side Speed Club meets every Thursday at 6:30 PM from early-May thru early-November at North Park's River Park Track in Chicago, IL.
    Speed work begins Thursday May 8th and goes through November.
    Full Information
  5. Dick Pond Store Fun Runs

  6. The Monday Night Fun Run meets every Monday at 6:00 PM at Dick Pond - Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL.
    There are several groups that run variance distances including 4, 5, 8 and 9 miles.
    Full Information
  7. The Tuesday Night Fun Run meets every Tuesday at 6:30 PM at Dick Pond - St. Charles in St. Charles, IL.
    There are several groups that run variance distances.
    Full Information
  8. The Thursday Night Fun Run meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM at Dick Pond - Lisle in Lisle, IL.
    There are several groups that run a variety of distances including 3, 4, and 5+ miles.
    Full Information
  9. Weekend Group Runs

  10. The Friday Morning Recovery Run meets every Friday at various start times from April until November, except if falling on Independence Day at Starbucks at Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL.
    Full Information
  11. The Barrington Hills Group Run meets every Saturday at various start times all year round except if falling on Independence Day, Christmas, or Team Race days at Barrington High School in Barrington, IL.
    Full Information
  12. The Saturday Team Run meets every Saturday at various start times from throughout Spring, Summer and Fall at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL.
    Full Information
  13. The Trail Heads Group Run meets every Saturday at 7:30 AM All Year Round at various locations.
    Join us on Saturday mornings for a change of pace and location. Each week we start our long runs from different DuPage, Cook, Kane, or Will county forest preserves as we build our mileage towards Fall endurance races.
    Full Information
  14. The Park Ridge Saturday Long Run meets every Saturday at 7:00 AM from throughout Spring, Summer and Fall at Dick Pond - Park Ridge in Park Ridge, IL.
    Come run with Fast Track at our new regularly scheduled long group run in Park Ridge. All paces are welcome.
    Full Information
  15. The Sunday Team Run meets every Sunday at from throughout Spring, Summer and Fall at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL.
    Full Information

Special Events

Mid-Season Barbecue on Sunday, July 13th

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Pace Post  

Contribute toward libations(1)
DJ Moloney
Contribute toward libations(2)
Matthew Jeromin
Contribute toward libations(3)
Richie Siok Jr
Contribute toward libations(4)
Eric Becker
Contribute toward libations(5)
Serj Martinez
Contribute towards brats (1)
Joe Chytla
Contribute towards burgers (1)
Jacquelyn Sylte
Contribute towards burgers (2)
Dave Randolph
Let me know whats needed
Diane Cain
Ken Hannah
Angela Hugel
Renee Kawecki
Pamela Kowalczyk
Mark Monelli
Emily Moore
Sarah Peterson
Christine Ponka
Mani Ramesh
Grace Wasielewski
Brooke Williams
Will bring a dessert (1)
Chimedragchaa Badam
Will bring a dessert (2)
Veronika Tylova
Will bring a side dish (1)
Christine Bell
Will bring a side dish (2)
Liz Ruvalcaba
Will bring a side dish (3)
Michelle Gallagher
Will bring a side dish (4)
Donna Healy
Will bring a side dish (5)
Marina Peri
Will bring a side dish (6)
Jay Bagley
Will bring an appetizer (1)
Julie Talbot
Will bring buns
Barb McGovern
Will bring burger toppings
Lisa Czepiel
Will bring charcoal
Mark Przybyla
Will bring drinks (1)
Matt Aschbacher
Will bring drinks (2)
Moira Herbert
Will bring drinks (3)
Jerry Murillo
Will bring drinks (4)
Joe Vukits
Will bring drinks (5)
Eric Wallor
Will bring drinks (6)
Steve Breese
Will bring drinks (7)
Ray Gobis
Will bring drinks (8)
Lana Macnider-Lazaridis
Will bring ice
Jennifer Tribble
Will bring snacks (1)
Jonathan Cain
Robert Klawans
Daniel Pintar
Will bring snacks (2)
Jackie Damato
Will bring veggie burgers
Paul Harris
Kristen Kaseeska
All DPFT runners we are having a Team picnic on Sunday July 13th at the Busse Woods Grove #17 from 10:am till 5pm. Barb McGovern and Paul Rudden are putting it together and there will be music, beer, food etc. More details will follow as we get closer such as anyone bringing food and other treats. There are several events that day such as the Schaumburg Park District Tri but most of the events are early in the day. An event you will not want to miss out on!

Location:

Busse Woods Grove # 17

Map & Directions:

Google Maps

Time:

10:00 AM to 5 PM

Current Conditions in Schaumburg:

Sunday Forecast:

Partly cloudy skies. High around 85°. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Head east on Higgins Road from I-290/IL 53. Turn right in the first forest preserve entrance on the right. We will be at the first shelter on the right.


Please bring about $12-$14 worth of the item you are bringing. Regarding options with Contribute towards..., please coordinate with the others to plan for and make such a purchase.


If members are bringing guests, please inquire with Paul Rudden to coordinate what they could bring.

The Mid-Season Barbecue is on Sunday the 13th of July 2014 at 10:00 AM.  There are 17 hours, and 10 minutes until then!

Order Team Magnet by Tuesday, July 29th

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Pace Post  

Got My Order In!
Jay Bagley
Pam Barz
Mike Begich Jr
Christine Bell
Diane Cain
Julie Glowacki
Paul Harris
Angela Hugel
Dan Kirchen
Sarah Mahaney
Barb McGovern
Emily Moore
Bianca Thai

Order your 2014 Team Magnet or Decal today!



The larger version of the Fast Track logo on the left will be printed on the magnets and decals. Magnets are removable from magnetic surfaces. Decals apply on most surfaces, but are not reusable once applied.

The prices are as follows:

  • Small (6″) Magnet — $6
  • Large (12″) Magnet — $12
  • Small Decal (5″ - white or black) — $5
  • Large Decal (10″ - white or black) — $10

You can order one on the Team Magnet Order Page.

Richie Siok's parents own a sign company and will be printing our magnets and decals. Please email Richie at rsiok3@gmail.com or on Facebook if you have any questions.
After placing your order on this website, please pay Grace Wasielewski (for Schaumburg pickup), John Brazda (for Lisle pickup), or Brook Williams (for St. Charles pickup) for your order between now and July 29th, 2014 at 5:45 pm. (the earlier, the better). Make checks payable to Dick Pond Fast Track.
The Order Team Magnet is on Tuesday the 29th of July 2014 at 5:45 PM.  There are 17 days until then!

DropBox icon

Got any photos from our Team races, workouts or parties? If you took some great shots, be sure to share with fellow members via the Fast Track DropBox account! It's fast and easy... simply drag & drop into the Fast Track DropBox page. Best of all, your pictures or video could be featured on our monthly video slideshow!

DROPBOX LINK

Instructions to submit your photos to the Team's DropBox:

  1. Contact Jessica Rifis, John Brazda, or Steve Breese to request access to the shared folder
  2. Sort out your favorite photos from recent Fast Track events
  3. Login to your personal DropBox account (create one if needed)
  4. Drag & drop your photos to the Fast Track shared folder

Pay Your Singlet Deposit Online!

Fast Track
Payment Page

Photo Gallery

Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team member having fun!

Fast Track's Extracts


Twitter Feed

Join the Fast Track Racing Team Twitter feed! This feed will be used for short announcements regarding workouts, races, and get-togethers. All information posted on this Twitter will be available on the team website, but will now be in convenient Twitter form. If you wish to receive text messages from this Twitter feed, follow the instructions below.

How to get text messages from the Fast Track Twitter:

  1. Go to http://twitter.com and sign up for an account
  2. Using your phone, text message the word "START" to 40404
  3. Follow the instructions that are text messaged back to you (first send your Twitter username, then your password, then the word "OK")
  4. Head to http://twitter.com/FTRacingTeam and click the "Follow" button
  5. When you see the green check mark and "Following," click the little phone button immediately to the right
  6. You will now receive text message announcements from Fast Track!
NOTE: By default, you will NOT receive text messages from everyone you follow on Twitter.  If you do NOT want to receive text messages, skip step 5 above when following a Twitter feed.