34th Annual Tram Road Challenge

Oct 26, 2019



Course Records

For 33 years people from around the world have been coming to Palm Springs in October to take on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge. Start at 400’ elevation and climb to over 2,600’ elevation in 6K.  This isn’t your typical weekend 5K, and completing the climb to the top is something you will remember forever.  With over 1500 participants each year, ranging in age from 5 to 95, this challenge is one that most can do with little training.  Whether you walk or run or a combination of both, you certainly earn the custom finisher medal and t-shirt you will receive at the finish line located at the lower tram station.  At the finish line we have refreshments, vendor expo booths, awards, prizes, and buses to bring you back down the hill (or, if you’re up for it, walk down instead). Service dogs are welcome to walk with their families, with their own water bowls at the three fluid stations on the course.

Run the 34th Annual Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge on October 26th and Running Wild's Wild Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning and you can earn this BONUS MEDAL. Sign up for Running Wild's Wild Turkey Trot 5K at Runpalmsprings.com or https://events.hakuapp.com/the-wild-turkey-trot.


 Registration Fees

Super Early Bird Fee: Reg Open- May 31, 2019 - $25.00 for everyone

June 1 - August 23, 2019 - $35.00 for everyone 15 & over

August 24 - October 25, 2019 - $40.00 for everyone 15 & over

Ages 14 and under: $25.00 anytime except race day

Race Day Fees October 26, 2019

14 and under $35.00 

Ages 15 and over $45.00

Your entry fee includes cool t- shirt, finisher medal, post race food, awards to top three in each 5 year age group, prizes, chip timing, music and more. 


Click here to download the 2019 participant information.

If you haven't heard from us within two weeks of the event please contact us at info@southland-events.com.

 Printable Entry Form 

For all hotel and condo rental inquiries please click the PS Resorts link below


Directions to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram Way:

From Interstate 10, exit at North Indian Canyon Drive, Turn right at W. San Rafael Dr and continue onto Tramway Rd.

From Highway 111, Turn right at North Palm Canyon, left at Tramway Rd.


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