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 19, 2016

O'Gara's Irish Run features an 8k and 5k run. O'Gara's is excited to be selected as the 2016 USATF Minnesota 8k Championship Race and to be a part of the USATF Minnesota Team Circuit. The event begins and ends at our sponsor, O'Gara's Bar and Grill. Entry fee includes a free drink coupon good for beer, soda or water at the post race party.

Registration for 2016 is now open. Complete race details are at O'Gara's Irish Run

Y Run 5k & 10k • April 16, 2016

The Y Run takes place at Lake Calhoun on Saturday, April 16. The 5k and 10k are both chip timed and run on USATF certified courses. This family friendly event also includes a One Mile Kid's Run. The day is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle while raising funds for the Y's Healthy Living Programs and Services.

Registration for 2016 is now open. Register by January 15, 2016 for the best deal. Complete race details are at Y Run

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Drumstick Dash Thanksgiving Events - 10K, Pi (3.14 Miles), Mile Minneapolis • November 24, 2016