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:
- Three signature races annually
- Independence Day Races • July
- Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile Run • July
- Drumstick Dash 10K • Thanksgiving Day
- Race management and race timing services
- Road race course measurement and USATF certification
- Custom coaching to runners of all ages and abilities
- Kid's Track Team
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, working with race sponsors to ensure their runners enjoy a quality event, coaching a runner to achieve their goals, measuring a race course so the distance is accurate, or helping kid's to experience participating on a track team. 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.
Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile Run Adds MDRA As Sponsor
We are excited to announce that the Minnesota Distance Running Association has joined the party for the Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile. The MDRA will be contributing prizes for the post-race party at O'Gara's at the Fair. O'Gara's State Fair location is an easy one block cool down from the Midsummer Mile Finish Line. Join in the fun on Wednesday, July 10 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Complete details can be found at Richard A Hoska Midsummer Mile.
2013 Kenwood Kids Track Team
Registration is now open for the 2013 Kenwood Kids Track Team. Practices begin April 30th and the first Meet is May 23rd. All youth ages 9 to 18 are welcome to participate. Complete details and registration information can be found at Kid's
Twin Cities Running Route Map
Running Ventures has an extensive collection of maps illustrating running routes throughout the Twin Cities. Each map shows detailed mileage between points so you can design the route that works for you. Map 2 of the series - Mississippi River Routes - is now available. Someday it will be spring.
Interested in a different route? Let us know. We plan to feature a new map each month from now through October.