THE COURSE - 2022

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In the Cut 5k Fun Run/Walk will start at the Nankin Mills The course is certified with the USATF.

Hines Drive runs through the western suburbs of Detroit along beautiful Hines Drive, a 17-mile long road that follows the path of the Rouge River from Dearborn to Northville.  Prior to European settlement of the area, the Rouge served as the road through this country for local Indian tribes and for French and English trappers.  

 

Later, the river was a pathway for escaped slaves on their way to Canada along the Underground Railroad.  Hines Drive was built in 1949 with land donated by Henry Ford and was named after Edward Hines, head of the Wayne County Road Commission.  Along the way there are a number of historic mills, some of which Henry Ford used to make automobile parts.  In addition to mills, Hines Drive is lined with baseball and soccer fields, hiking and biking paths, fishing docks, and picnic areas.

 

Exploring the cities of Dearborn, Plymouth, and Northville is an added bonus when traveling this multi-faceted parkway.

 

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