Directions & Maps
The team travels together to and from all meets on
buses (or vans driven by the coaches) – essential for building team spirit. The team bus leaves from
the flagpole entrance at Pioneer unless there is a Michigan home football game. If there is a Michigan
game, the team bus leaves from Lawton School on South 7th Street. Parents cannot drive athletes
to or from meets. However, under extenuating circumstances (for example, a family driving directly to a
wedding immediately after the meet), prior permission may be granted by the athletic department, where a form must be filed.)
Parents are encouraged to attend all meets, but must arrange their own
transportation. Use these "team" directions, NOT the ones found on the Pioneer Athletics site - some
are actually directions to high schools and not necessarily their cross country course locations!
Course maps may not be exact - changes may be
necessary due to natural causes or for safety.
1. Kensington Metro Park Drive north on US-23 to I-96. Go east on I-96
to exit # 151 to Kensington Rd. Turn right, head north over I-96 and enter the park. If
you do not have a Metroparks sticker, there a fee to enter the park. Drive about 3 miles (from the toll
booth) to the Possum Hollow play field - stay on the main road for about 2.5 miles, then turn right. Kensington Metropark Kensington Course
2. Hudson Mills Metro Park The entrance to the park is between Dexter-Pinckney Rd and Huron
River Dr. on North Territorial Rd. Take Dexter Road to Dexter. Turn right on Central,
cross the river. Bear left onto Mast Road. Almost immediately, turn left onto Huron
River Drive, then left onto N. Territorial Rd. The park entrance is nearby, on the left. If
you do not have a Metroparks sticker, there a fee to enter the park. Hudson Mills Metropark Hudson Mills Course Gabriel Richard Course
The Nike/Holly Invitational is NOT in Holly. It is at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg,
MI. Drive north on US 23 to M 59.Go east on M 59 to Ormond Rd. (You will go past Ormond
to a turn around and come back to it) Go north on Ormond Rd. to Davisburg Rd. There
will be a point where you will have to “jog” right (east) a short distance before continuing north on Ormond.
You will turn right on Davisburg Rd, go a short distance and turn right again on Andersonville Rd. Springfield
Oaks Park is about 1 ½ miles from the last turn. You will have to pay a fee to enter the park. Springfield Oaks County Park Holly Invitational Course
4. Jackson Invitational is at Sharp Park in Jackson. Take I-94 west to the Lansing exit on
the northwest side of Jackson. You will go past 127 South. Do not take this route.
Continue another 3 miles (approx) to 127 North. Exit and turn left (south). The
road will then be M-50 (West Ave). Go 2-3 miles south to High St. (there are a couple of gas stations at
this corner). Turn left and go a short distance to 4th Ave. Turn right on
4th and go about a mile to the entrance to Sharp Park. (Across the street from Parkside Middle
School.) Jackson Sharp Park Map Sharp Park Course
5. Cider Run Parent volunteers drive to the corner of Weber Rd and Ann Arbor Saline Rd.
The athletes will run west on Weber until it dead-ends at Steinbach Rd. They will jog left to Bethel-Church
Rd and turn right (west) and run to the corner of Bethel-Church Rd and Eisman Rd where the cider mill is located. Alber Orchard & Cider Mill Map Cider Run Map Check out everything the Alber Orchard & Cider Mill has to offer!
6. Portage Invitational Drive west on I-94 to the Kalamazoo area. Portage
is south of Kalamazoo and I-94. Exit I-94 at Oakland Ave (exit 75) and go south (left off the exit ramp).
At Romence Rd, turn right and go to Moorsbridge, then turn left. West Middle School will be on the
left and the course is behind the school. This is a very large meet and parking can be a challenge.
Portage West Middle School Portage Course
7. Gabriel Richard Invitational is at Hudson Mills Metro Park. The entrance to the park is between
Dexter-Pinckney Rd and Huron River Dr. on North Territorial Rd. Take Dexter Road to Dexter.
Turn right on Central, cross the river. Bear left onto Mast Road. Almost immediately,
turn left onto Huron River Drive, then left onto N. Territorial Rd. The park entrance is nearby, on the
left. If you do not have a Metroparks sticker, there a fee to enter the park. Hudson Mills Metropark Gabriel Richard Invitational Course
8. Heritage Park in Adrian. Drive to Saline and turn right on Michigan Ave (US 12).
Drive west through Clinton to M 52. Turn left (south) and drive past M 50 and Valley Rd to left
on Farmstore Rd (which is the basically the entrance to the park). The turn is more of 45 degrees instead
of a regular left, and there is a gas station/convenience store in the V-shaped corner. It is across from
the Adrian Cinemas. As you enter the park there will be softball fields and a parking lot on your left.
Keep on going on the road until you see a second lot at the cross-country course about ¼ mile further on. Adrian Heritage Park
9. Mill Pond Park is Saline's home course, and located behind Saline Hospital. Take Ann
Arbor-Saline Rd to Saline. Turn right on Bennett just past the railroad tracks. Go west
on Bennett to Mills St. The entrance to the park is just beyond Houghton School. Part
of the cross country course can be seen from Michigan Ave (US-12) near the dam that creates the mill pond but you cannot drive
into the park directly from Michigan Ave. You can drive west on Michigan Ave from downtown Saline to Mills
St and turn right on Mills and drive until you see the entrance to the park. Mill Pond Park Mill Pond Course (updated Sept 19, 2008)
10. Willow Metro Park Drive east on I-94 to I-275. Go south on I-275 to
Exit 11A South Huron Rd. exit. S. Huron goes back over I-275 and dead ends immediately at the park.
You will have to pay a fee to enter. The race is in the Chestnut Grove Area which is the 3rd
right after you enter the park. It is a long way around, and you pass the Willow Road Entrance.
The entrance to Chestnut is the first right after the Willow Road Entrance. Willow Metropark Willow Course
11. Lake Erie Metro Park Drive east on I-94 to I-275. Go
south on I-275 to Exit 5 South Huron Rd. exit. Turn left. Follow Carleton Rockwood
Road about 5 miles east, to Armstrong Road. Continue east, turn right onto
S. Huron River Drive.
the first left onto N. Dixie Hwy, then continue onto Fort St.
onto Huron River Drive, then left ont W. Jefferson Ave. The park entrance will be on your right
You will have to pay a fee to enter
. Lake Erie Metropark Lake Erie Course
12. Oxford Invitational From Ann Arbor take M-14 to I-275. I-275 north
to I-696. I-696 east to US-24. US-24 north to Square Lake Rd. Square
Lake Rd becomes an expressway which merges with I-75. Take I-75 north
to Auburn Hills exit. Take M-24 north to Oxford. M-24 goes through Lake Orion just south
of Oxford. Oxford Hills Golf Club Location Oxford Course Map
13. Haslett Invitational From Ann Arbor take US-23 to I-96. Take I-96 west
to the Okemos exit. Go north several miles until you get to Haslett.
14. Carson City – Crystal Invitational The meet is held at the Fish Creek Sportsman's
Club in Carson City. Go North on US-23 to I-96. West on I-96 to 127 (at Lansing).
North on 127 until it merges with US-27. Continue north through St Johns to M-57. West (left) on M-57 to
Carson City. In Carson City, turn left onto S. Division St. (It will become Mt. Hope Rd as it heads out of town).
Go south 3 miles to where Mt Hope Rd. turns left (east) and then go another 1/2 mile to Dailey Rd. Go south (right)
on Dailey Rd to S. County Line Rd. Turn right off of S. County Line Rd to parking area ($2.00) Carson City Location Carson City 2007 Course Map (Old Carson City Course)
15. Rolling Hills County Park is the temporary location of the Lincoln High School home course, the "Sid
Wright Trail". Rolling Hills is located at 7660 Stoney Creek Rd, between Textile and and Willis roads.
Take U.S. 23 south to Willis Rd, turn left and drive east on Willis Rd. for 1.75 miles. Turn left onto
Stoney Creek Rd, and drive 1.75 miles to the Rolling Hills entrance. $5 per car fee to enter. Rolling Hills County Park Rolling Hills Course
16. Munson Park is the home course location for Monroe High School. Munson Park is located at 2770 N. Custer
Rd. in Monroe. Take U.S. 23 south to Dundee. East on M-50 through Dundee (also called S. Custer Road). Continue
on M-50 until near Monroe, then north on S. Raisinville Rd. to N. Custer Rd. Take N. Custer Rd. east to Airport Dr.
Left on Airport Dr. to entrance of Munson Park. Munson Park Munson Park Course
17. Bedford High School is located at 8285 Jackman Road in Temperance, MI. The cross country course is
west of the school near their soccer field, accessible from Douglas Road. Take U.S. 23 south to exit 5. East on
Johnson Road which becomes St. Anthony Road just east of US-23. Continue on St. Anthony Road 3 miles, then right on
Secor Road. South on Secor Road 1.5 mile, then left onto W. Temperance Road. East for 1 mile, then right on Douglas
Road. About 0.5 mi south to entrance on the left, just before Dean Road. Bedford High School Bedford Course
Pioneer Prairie is the site of the annual time trials/alumni race (run on the Saturday morning of Labor
Day weekend), an occasional site for SEC Jamboree meets and is also used for team practices. Pioneer Prairie Course Map
19. The State Meet is at Michigan Internation Speedway, just south of Brooklyn, Michigan. The very best directions,
as well as instructions for parking can be found online at: http://www.mispeedway.com/seating%5Fcharts%5Fmaps/traffic%5Fmaps/ M.I.S. Course Map