35th Annual Tram Road Challenge Results are in

PALM SPRINGS — The winner of 2022’s 35th Annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge was Steven Bingham of Cathedral City, who ran the “World’s Toughest 6K” in 33 minutes, 11 seconds.

The first female to cross the finish line was Kate Tennant of Edmonton, Canada in 39 minutes, 45 seconds. Richard Olivares finished first in the youngest category (19 and under) and Patrick Bivona of Los Alamitos finished first in the oldest category (80-99).

849 runners and walkers entered in this year’s Tram Road Challenge.

This year’s Male and Female Challenge Division Winners are:


Tram Road Challenge Results

This 6K run/walk began at the bottom of Tram Way and ended at the Tram’s Valley Station, an elevation climb of more than 1,900 feet in just 3.7 miles.

Special finishers’ medals were presented to all participants along with a 2022 Tram Road Challenge T-shirt. Participants also received a post-race breakfast snack. First, second and third place awards were given in each age category for both male, female, and non-binary finishers during an awards ceremony near the finish line immediately following the race.

The first Tram Road Challenge was held in 1983, and was won by Rob Slick in 27 minutes, 35 seconds and Nancy Baird in 35 minutes, 25 seconds. The fastest men’s time was set by Rubin Garcia of Mexico—26 minutes, 5 seconds—in 1987. Lubov Kremleva of Russia set the fastest women’s time—28 minutes, 56 seconds in 1998.