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.

Running Ventures is also dedicated to providing opportunities to youth to participate in track and running activities. The Minneapolis Park Board Youth Track Program is a low key, excellent opportunity for youth to get an introduction to running and track. Running Ventures sponsors the Kenwood Park Youth Track Team and has provided volunteer coaching to the team for several years.

Gustavus Women's Soccer Run for Kicks 5K • October 17, 2015

If you are looking for a fall 5K check out the inaugural Run for Kicks 5K on October 17, 2015. The event is a fundraiser for the Gustavus Women's Socccer team. Runners and walkers are welcome. The race will start at 10:00 a.m. and the course is all on the Gustavus Campus with much of the route through the Arboretum. Spend the day in St. Peter and enjoy the Girls Soccer game that afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

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