The 3 Day posted some interesting tidbits over the last few days and everyone is starting to get excited! I have already been scouring the long range weather forecasts and the 14 day forecast is predicting temps in the 90’s early that week. Soon they will have the temps posted for the actual event days and i will be driving my team nuts with daily weather emails. [I'm a nerd, i know] I guess we can deal with that, just pray we have no rain! I have everything necessary for packing except the tarps… i must find cheap tarps soon.
Here is a snippet of what the team will be doing Friday, August 13th through Sunday, August 15th:
Friday: Approximately 21.2 miles
It will begin with an emotional Opening Ceremony at Oakland Community College - Orchard Ridge, where we'll gather together to pay tribute to the many women and men who have lost their battle with breast cancer, and honor the survivors. We'll remember the reason we're walking as we make our way through Farmington Hills. You will pass through some of metro Detroit's finest neighborhoods as we make our way into camp.
Saturday: Approximately 22 miles
On Saturday morning, we'll rise and shine, ready to hit the trail. This second day of walking will meander through several historical neighborhoods, including Old Rosedale Gardens in Livonia as well as Old Town Plymouth. We'll head onto Hines Drive and into downtown Plymouth before making our way back towards camp for another night of community, camaraderie and fun.
Sunday: Approximately 16.6 miles
The final day of our journey will lead you through Wayne County’s Hines Drive Park before we reach Dearborn, the home of Ford Motor Company. Walk though parts of historic Dearborn before descending upon our final destination, Ford World Headquarters, to join family and friends for a celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Friday, August 13
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
33250 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
33523 8 Mile Rd. (between Farmington & Gill Roads)
Livonia, MI 48152
Saturday, August 14
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
33151 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NE intersection on Ann Arbor Trail & Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Sunday, August 15
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Home Depot (vacant building)
12200 Inkster Rd.
Redford, MI 48239
Closing Ceremonies 4:30 p.m.
Ford Motor Company - World Headquarters
One American Road
Dearborn, MI 48126