Running Ventures

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:

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.

Gustavus Women's Soccer Run for Kicks 5K • Sunday, September 18, 2016

Registration is open for the Gustavus Women's Soccer Team Run for Kicks 5K. This fun event will take place in the beautiful Arboretum on the Gustavus Campus in St. Peter, Minnesota. Join in the fun and support the Gustavus Women's Soccer Team.

2016 Drumstick Dash News

Registration is open for the 2016 Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Day Events.

Team Competition

The Wishbone Challenge and the Family Team Challenge are both back by popular demand. Find 3 fast friends and register for the Wishbone Challenge in the Drumstick Dash 10K. The Family Challenge is easy - the family with the most related individuals in any or all of the Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Day events takes home the prize. Visit Drumstick Dash for more information.

Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Events - 10K, Pi (3.14 Miles), Mile Minneapolis • November 24, 2016


O'Gara's Irish Run • March, 2017


Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile • July, 2017