Running Ventures

Welcome to Running Ventures

Running Ventures brings 20 years of experience organizing, managing, and timing races to your event. We have used this expertise to create three signature Running Ventures races presented annually. We look forward to the opportunity to bring this expertise to your event, offering the full array of services from total race management to race timing to consulting with your staff to assist them in putting on your event. As Running Ventures portfolio has grown, founder Barb Leininger has added a new partner - Nissa Larson. Together we will work to assist you with all of your race management and timing needs. You can count on our team to continue to bring you:

As always, we will continue to 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.

Running Ventures Signature Events

Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Events - 10K, Pi (3.14 Miles), Mile Minneapolis • November 23, 2017


O'Gara's Irish Run • March 10, 2018


Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile • July, 2018


Race News and Highlights

Gustavus Women's Soccer Run for Kicks 5K - October 8, 2017

Thanks to all who came out and ran, supported, and cheered the Run for Kicks 5k. Special thanks to our sponsors:

Results for the 2017 Run for Kicks 5K can be found at: Run for Kicks 5K Results

2018 O'Gara's Irish Run

Registration for the 2018 O'Gara's Irish Run 5k & 8k will open on October 1, 2017. Race date is March 10, 2018. Don't miss the Early Bird Special Rate - $20 to enter either the 5k or 8k if you register between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7, 2017. Complete race details at: O'Gara's Irish Run

Race Results

2017 BookIt! 5K Results

Results for the 2017 BookIt! 5K can be found at: BookIt 5K Results