Annual race will help fund emergency responders’ memorial

Wayne County Executive, Robert Ficano with Kevin Byrnes, Senior Communications Manager at First Responders Memorial  Run in 2013


Sept. 30, 2014  PLYMOUTH EAGLE.

Plymouth Michigan News


Heroes on Hines

Wayne County, in partnership with Running Fit, is hosting the 2nd Annual Heroes on Hines Half Marathon and 5K Run, the morning of Saturday, Oct. 4.

Proceeds from the annual race will go to support and maintain the First Responders Memorial in Hines Park, located at the corner of Hines Drive and Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township.

“The memorial and the annual Heroes on Hines race are powerful tributes that honor the heroic men and women who lost their lives while serving as first responders in Wayne County,” said Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.

The Half Marathon begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:45 a.m. The registration fee for the Half Marathon is $59 through Oct. 2 and $70 on race weekend, Oct. 3 and 4. The registration fee for the 5K is $34 through Oct. 2 and $40 on race weekend, Oct. 3 and 4. Entry fee includes a technical race shirt for all distances and finisher’s medal for half marathon distance.

The Heroes on Hines Half Marathon and 5K Run offers an opportunity for registered participants to create teams to compete against each other during race challenges. First Responder divisions are able to create their own teams for friendly competition. Police, Fire and EMS departments throughout the 43 Wayne County communities can promote a healthy lifestyle by gathering co-workers to get fit, come out and show some team spirit, officials said.

The Heroes on Hines course travels through the western Wayne communities of Plymouth and Northville and the northwest end of Edward Hines Drive. Both the Half Marathon and 5K start and finish at the memorial site.

The memorial contains 403 names of police, fire and EMS personnel from the Wayne County communities who died in the line of duty. The memorial includes monuments, seat walls, concrete walkways, a paver plaza, site furnishings, plantings as well parking and lighting.

Sponsors for Heroes on Hines include Lou LaRiche Chevrolet, Skyway Precision, Argent International, Hines Park Lincoln, Durr, Burroughs, Observer & Eccentric and Friends of Wayne County Parks.

To register or get more information on the races, go to For information on events in Wayne County and Wayne County Parks, go to:


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