The Event

Each year, Venus de Miles brings more than a thousand women together for sisterhood, community, and a great time, all in support of Greenhouse Scholars as we cultivate extraordinary leaders to change low-income families and communities.  Venus de Miles returns in 2018 on July 21st in Lake Forest, Illinois and August 25th in Boulder County, Colorado. With a variety of course options to accommodate any active woman and a finish line festival that treats participants to great food, free drinks, and pampering spa treatments, philanthropy has surely never felt so good!


At Venus de Miles we take great care to create an encouraging, supportive atmosphere and high quality event experience for our participants. The women who take part are working towards a goal of leading better, 
healthier lives - just as the Scholars the event benefits are working to improve their lives and, ultimately, their communities. At the finish line festival both groups come together in one inspirational celebration of our respective accomplishments.  


We want your Venus de Miles experience to go beyond event day so we have created groups and opportunities for you to engage with other like-minded ladies throughout the spring and summer. Consider joining one of our Venus de Miles MeetUp groups in Colorado and Illinois, the Venus de Miles Club run by Full Cycle in Colorado, and various special events throughout the season that we communicate through our eblasts and Facebook page.  


Greenhouse Scholars works with a distinct group of relentless leaders who have overcome unimaginable challenges in their young lives such as homelessness, violence, loss, and more.  We support them through four years of college and beyond with resources such as one-on-one mentoring, an extensive professional network, internships, peer support, and grants for additional opportunities such as research or service projects, study abroad, etc.