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.

N.E. Beer Mile is Back!

The N.E. Beer Mile is back for 2016. The event will be held on Sunday, August 14. First wave will go at 11:00 a.m. and we will have 4 waves total. We listened to all the feedback and think this year will be better than ever. Entry fee is only $25. Limited to 200 participants so reserve your spot now.

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