Welcome to Running Ventures
Running Ventures was formally established by Barb Leininger in June, 2000. A life long runner who began racing in 1977, Barb decided to devote full time to the many facets of her running world.
Today Running Ventures offers:
- Three signature events annually
- O'Gara's Irish Run 8K and 5K • March
- Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile Run • July
- Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Day Events • Thanksgiving Day
- Race management and race timing services
We do our best to ensure that runners enjoy a quality experience. This philosophy carries through all that we do - whether it is putting on a race you will want to come back to or working with race sponsors to ensure their runners enjoy a quality event. We also believe running and racing should be fun. That is what keeps us running and we hope our services help keep your running fun too.
Midsummer Mile • July 6, 2016
Registration for the 2016 Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile is now open. The USATF certified one mile race is run at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Wednesday evening, July 6th. The race is run in 3 waves for women, men, and friends and family beginning at 6:30 p.m. After the race, join in the fun at the post race party at O'Gara's at the Fair. A free drink coupon is included in your race entry good for beer, pop or water. Register by April 22 to get the lowest entry fee. Family registration is also available again in 2016.
Y Run 5k & 10k • Results
Results for the 2016 Y Run 5K, 10K, and Mile are now available online at Y Run Results