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.

O'Gara's Irish Run - March 25, 2017

O'Gara's Irish Run is once again the host for the USATF Minnesota 8k Championship. If you are not up for 8k you can choose the 5k or the Kid's Half Mile event. All the fun begins and ends at O'Gara's at Snelling and Selby in St. Paul.

Use this link to register:

Register by January 15 to receive the best early bird rates!

2017 Y Run Registration Opens January 1

Registration for the 2017 Y Run will open on January 1. Race date is Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Lake Calhoun. Y Run events include a 5K, 10K, and One Mile. All races are chip timed and the 5K and 10K are run on USATF certified courses.

Use this link to register:

Register by February 28 to receive the best early bird rates!

O'Gara's Irish Run • March 25, 2017

       

Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile • June 28, 2017

       

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