Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge


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$30.00 - $40.00
Climb from the Desert to the Mountains at the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge. Start at 700 feet above sea level and make your way up the famous Tram Road to the Valley Station, climbing over 1800 feet in 3.7 miles. Challenge yourself by running, or just take a leisurely uphill stroll with your friends and family. Register today and experience this totally unique event that can only happen in Coachella Valley.
6k Walk, and 6k Run
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Sat, Oct 22, 2022
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Palm Springs, United States
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Where and when
1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
Start times
Sat, Oct 22, 2022
6k Run:
6k Walk:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge
6k Run
$30.00 - $40.00
6k Walk
$30.00 - $40.00
Route information
Terrain: Road
Elevation: Hilly (1,844ft)
Both the run and walk start at the bottom of Tram Road near the intersection of Highway 111. The route immediately begins its climb into the San Jacinto Mountains and doesn’t let up until the finish line just below the Valley Station at an elevation of 2,578 feet. The entire road is paved and suitable for standard road running shoes.
Aid Stations
Water will be available at the start line area. There will be three aid stations on-course at each mile providing water and hydration.
What's included
  • Finisher Medal
  • Race T-Shirt
  • Chip-Timed results
  • Awards for Top 3 Finishers in each age group (6K Run Only)
  • Post-Race Food and Drink
  • Bus to take you back down the hill to your car
How to get there
1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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Shuttle Bus
Shuttle Buses will be provided to pick up participants at designated parking lots and drop them off at the race start. Post-race, buses will be provided near the finish line to take participants back to their cars. Spectators can take shuttle buses to the finish line and back to their cars post-race. There is no parking at the race start or finish.
By Car (For Participant Drop-Off Only
From Highway 10: exit North Indian Canyon Drive and turn left; turn right on West San Rafael Drive; continue onto Tram Road and follow the signs to Participant Drop-Off
From Palm Springs: take Highway 111 to Tram Road; turn left and follow signs to Participant Drop-Off
Parking information will be available soon.
Event day logistics
6:30am 6k walk starts
7:00am 6k run starts
Race packet pickup
Race-day packet pickup will be available at the start line; Friday packet pickup location will be announced shortly
There will be awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group (this is only for the 6k run).
What you get with your entry
Participants receive a commerative medal and t-shirt, post-race food and drink, chip timing, awards for the top three finishers in each age group (you must register for the 6K Run to be awards eligible) and a bus to take you back down the hill when you’re finished.
Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at both the start and finish lines. Buses will be provided to take spectators to the finish line before the event. Note: There is no transportation to the finish line once the race has begun.
Where is race packet pickup for the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge?
Race packet pickup details will be confirmed closer to the date of the event.
How steep is the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge?
The course climbs approximately 1800 feet over 3.7 miles with an average grade of 9.6%. It’s pretty darn steep. Hey, it’s called the Tram Road Challenge for nothin'.
Can I have my award mailed to me if I win the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge?
No, all awards must be picked up on the day and will not be mailed out.
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