Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge Set for Oct. 21

PALM SPRINGS — Get those running and walking shoes ready. The 36th annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a start time of 7 a.m. (walkers start at 6:30 a.m.).

This 6K run/walk begins at the bottom of Tram Way and ends at the Tram’s Valley Station, an elevation increase of more than 1,900 feet in just 3.7 miles. Registration is open now until race day.

Special finishers’ medals will be presented to all participants along with a 2023 Tram Road Challenge tee shirt. Participants will also receive a post-race breakfast snack. First, second and third place awards will be given in each age category for male, female, and non-binary finishers during an awards ceremony near the finish line immediately following the race.

The Tramway’s road will be closed until (approximately) 11 a.m. on race day, with the first tram car up to the Mountain Station shortly after the road opens. Spectator shuttles will run from 5:30-6:00 a.m. from the Palm Springs Visitors Center (all spectators and participants will be directed to nearby parking lots).

For more information or to register for the race, please visit or call (949) 444-2365.

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