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.   

I had a great time at Venus and really appreciate all you do for it. Your hard work shows with such a super-fun event that’s such a well-run fundraiser. My boyfriend participates in a lot of benefit bike rides and he said Venus was way better than any that he’s done, from the friendly environment to the route, food, people, and goodies.
— Illinois Rider