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 and finish in the beautiful community of Lake Forest. 

Start and Finish Line Festival

Glen Rowan House, Lake Forest College
500 N Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Interested in being a vendor at our finish line festival? Click here for more details!

Registration Cost

5k Run/Walk:
$35 early bird registration through Monday, May 28
$45 regular registration - May 29 - July 20
$50 day of registration - July 21

25-mile and 60-mile Ride:
$85 early bird registration through Monday, May 28
$99 regular registration - May 20 - July 20
$105 day of registration - July 21

Fundraiser Registration Package available on all course options:
$30 registration with a commitment to fundraise a minimum of $250 

Fundraiser Registration Package

For those who choose this option and commit to raising at least $250 for Greenhouse Scholars by July 9th, you will receive a discounted registration of just $30. When you reach the fundraising goal, you will also receive unique Venus de Miles fundraising gifts.   

If you are not able to raise at least $250 by July 9th, you will be required to pay the lessor amount of the following; the difference of the funds you did raise and the $250 goal OR $69 for riders / $15 for runners which is the difference between the discounted and regular full price registration cost. Payment must be remitted by 6:30am on July 22nd in order to participate in Venus de Miles. 

Click HERE to check out our fundraising toolkit with tips and ideas to help you get started! 


7:00 AM - 60-Mile Ride start
8:00 AM - 25-Mile Ride start
8:30 AM - 5k Run/Walk start
9:00 AM - Festival begins

Participant Guide & Packets

Every participant will receive a number bib to wear during the event so you can be easily identified.  When you register, you will have the option to pick your preferred location to pick up the packet containing the number bib and other important information.  We will send an email communication approximately one week before the event day confirming where you can pick up your packet.  For those that cannot collect their packets in advance, we'll also have them available the morning of the event.  

Please click HERE to download a copy of our participant guide with important details to help you prepare for event day. 

Fine Print

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Venus de Miles is a rain or shine event; however, in the event of severe weather, your safety will be our number one priority.