The course will begin and end at the New Echota State Park, and is completely off-road, consisting of open pathways through the meadow and wooded nature trails. Parking is free and there is no additional fee for state park admission for runners, volunteers or spectators. There is a small fee if you would like to tour the museum after the race.
New Echota was a planned community establishment by the Cherokee national legislature in 1825. It was a thriving Cherokee community, until the removal of the Cherokee during the Trail of Tears. It is also the home of the Cherokee Phoenix and Indian Advocate, the first Native American Newspaper, which was first printed in 1828 and is still published by the Cherokee Nation today.
New Echota Historic Site is located at 1211 Chatsworth Highway in Calhoun. The site is conveniently located one mile east of I-75 exit 317.