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Venus de Miles, Illnois

  • Glen Rowan House at Lake Forest College 500 N Sheridan Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045 Lake Forest, IL 60045 (map)


Venus de Miles began in Boulder County, Colorado in 2008. A group of Greenhouse Scholars' staffers wanted to create a unique fundraising event just for women - with all the perks and touches women would appreciate. The event quickly grew in popularity, bringing together thousands of active women in the celebration of sisterhood and community.  In 2012, the Greenhouse Scholars program was established in Illinois and Venus de Miles found it's way to the beautiful community of Lake Forest. To date more than 14,000 women have participated in a Venus de Miles event and those numbers continue to grow as women invite their sisters, their daughters, their mothers, and their friends to join them for this unforgettable day of fun and fitness for an exceptional cause.  

Venus de Miles is for all skill levels and features courses to accommodate any active woman – whether this is your first athletic event or your hundredth. Choose from a 5k run / walk or bike ride options of 25-miles or 60-miles.  All courses start in finish in the beautiful community of Lake Forest. 

SassyCyclist will have a booth from the beginning to end on Saturday!

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Earlier Event: June 2
Broadcreek Bike & Brew
Later Event: July 28
Spellbound Century