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.

2016 Drumstick Dash News

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

10th Anniversary Hoodie

The Drumstick Dash is 10 years old! To celebrate we are offering a 10th anniversary hoodie. It's yours for $25. We will have them available for purchase at packet pickup. Quantities are limited so if you would like to reserve a hoodie send an email to Please specify size - small, medium, large, or extra large unisex sizes.

Team Competition

The Wishbone Challenge and the Family Team Challenge are both back by popular demand. Find 4 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 25, 2017


Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile • June 28, 2017