Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, athletic stores around the Chicagoland area have plenty of deals to offer you. Whether you’re shopping for an athlete in your life, or for yourself, be sure to take full advantage. Plus, when you support a local store, you’re giving back to all small businesses, so it’s a win-win-win.

Here are some of the best deals in our area, plus special hours to be aware of this holiday season:

Dick Pond Athletics

Small Business Saturday Deals:

  • Take $10 off any closeout shoe
  • Apparel: buy one get one half off
  • Socks: buy three get one free

Pond Bucks (through Nov. 30): For every $50 spent on any purchase, GET $10 Pond Bucks Good toward any purchase of $25 or more in December or January.

Other deals:

  • Superfeet 20 percent Off now until 11/30
  • Garmin specials (through Nov. 27):  $50 Off the 35, 235, and 735 and $60 off Vivosmart

Naperville Running Company

Small Business Saturday:

Stop by for treats and cider to celebrate small businesses!

Special Hours:

Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New Years Day: Closed

Running Excels

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Deals: 

  • $20.00 off purchase of shoes valued over $100
  • Aftershokz:  $79.95 (through Nov. 27)
  • Garmin watches on sale
  • Sweaty bands:  buy two get one free
  • Socks: buy three get one free
  • Apparel and sport bras: 20 percent off
  • Purchase an $100.00 card, get a $20.00 gift card free

Live Grit

Live Grit Athlete Appreciation Week:

  • 40 percent off all in-stock 2016-17 Focus, Scott and Look bikes
  • 50 percent off tune-ups.*
  • 30 percent off all in-stock wetsuits
  • 75 percent all clothing (exclude LG gear)
  • 20 percent off Live Grit gear

*Must be used by Feb. 1. Can be purchased in-store or online.

Deals run from Black Friday through Dec. 2.

Element Multisport

Special Hours:

Wednesday: close at 3 p.m.
Thanksgiving: closed
Black Friday: closed, #optoutside
Small Business Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Small Business Saturday Deals:

  • DOUBLE POINTS ON ALL PURCHASES
  • Apparel up to 60 percent off
  • Demo Wetsuits on sale for $150 (full sleeve) and $100 (sleeveless)
  • Footwear up to 50 percent off
  • Bikes up to $3,000 off
  • All Spy optics 50 percent off
  • $30 off when you schedule an Olympic Tune up before Jan. 1
  • $50 off a Retul fit

Fleet Feet Chicago

These sales will last through the Nov. 26 at all Fleet Feet Sports Chicago stores.

Black Friday Deals: (Through Nov. 26)

  • Balega Socks: Buy three, get one free (until Dec. 24)
  • Superfeet Insoles: 20 percent off (until Nov. 30)
  • 50 percent off select socks and compression sleeves
  • 50 percent select miscellaneous accessories
  • Footwear, up to 50 percent off on select brands
  • 30 to 50 percent off last season apparel
  • Brooks Hideout Jacket – $99 (through Dec. 24)
  • Garmin Watches on sale
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Holly’s running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run several shorter distance races and two half marathons. Her goal for 2017 is to try a triathlon, and eventually do the Chicago Marathon. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism.

Working at Chicago Athlete, Holly has been able to explore photography a lot more, which is one of her main hobbies. She enjoys taking photos at endurance races, and is also passionate about nature photography and portraiture.

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