|Botanical Gardens / Marshall Park|
Date: Sunday, November 17
Cost: $1 Track Club members, $2 others (join), free for volunteers…
*NOTE NEW LOCATION* Meet at the Domino's Farms parking lot H, toward Earhart Rd.
From Earhart Rd. about half a mile north of Plymouth Rd., enter Domino's Farms opposite Ford Rd. (watch for the row of tall flagpoles), then immediately take the right branch of the fork, followed immediately by another right, and then a left into the parking lot. Zoom in Interactive Road Map to see the precise location.
The course map below is a bit outdated and the start location is now Domino's Farms NOT the Botanical Gardens.
Note: the above course map is outdated: different starting point, and the course is slightly modified.
Starts at the Domino's Farms parking lot H, toward Earhart Rd., which is by the northwest corner of the route shown in the above map. Zoom in Interactive Road Map to see the precise location. Head out onto Ford Road. Then enter Marshall Park, running the hilly and winding trails, exiting on Dixboro Road near Plymouth Rd. Head south on Dixboro Rd., entering the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens trails near the barn, and emerging near the conservatory. Then it's back out onto Dixboro Rd. and briefly into a subdivision, where we enter the trails behind the U-M East Medical Campus, emerging on Earhart Road heading south. Finally, head north on Old Earhart Road crossing Plymouth Rd. back to the start. Ford Road is a pretty country road. The other roads are wide, safe, and pleasant with little traffic, especially on weekend mornings. Full route is about 6 miles. The same loop can also be run counter-clockwise.