31st Annual Tram Road Challenge 6k uphill run and walk - Make a Difference Day 7:00 am

Oct 22, 2016

2015 Results

 Detailed Event Information

Course Records

The 30th Annual Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge is a 6K uphill run/walk presented by the Palm Springs Aerial Tram and Make a Difference Day. For 30 years, runners and walkers from around the world have been taking on the challenge. Participants climb 2000 vertical feet in just over 3.7 miles. All finishers receive a customized finishers medal. This event benefits the United Way of the Desert.

United Way of the Desert - In conjunction with Make a Difference Day, the Tram Road Challenge will benefit 

the United Way of the Desert. You are encouraged to make a difference in the life of others by asking your family and friends to sponsor your participation in the race.  For donation forms click this link 

Pledge Form

Make a Difference Day - USA Weekend has sponsored “Make A Difference Day”, A National Day of Doing Good” for 23 years. Held annually on the fourth Saturday in October, MDDay is a celebration where millions of Americans unite to improve the lives of others through volunteerism and community partnerships. This year The Desert Sun Media Group has partnered with Klein Clark Sports, KMIR 6 and United Way of the Desert for the 30th Annual Tram Road Challenge  As part of the 23rd MDDay,  dozens of local volunteers, businesses, non-profit agencies, community associations and caring individuals will join forces to support charity through fitness, throughout the Coachella Valley.  Our goal is to fight obesity, raise funds for the 21 member agencies of United Way and encourage people of our wonderful valley to volunteer their time to a cause.




Before August 15, 2015:
Ages 14 and under and 60+: $35.00
Ages 15-59: $40

August 16 - October 15, 2015
Ages 14 and under and 60+: $40.00
Ages 15-59: $45
October 16 - Race Day: $50.00

Your entry fee includes cool tech racing shirt, finisher meda, cooked breakfast, awards to top three in each age group, prizes, chip timing, music and more. 


All pre-registered participants will receive an email from us about two weeks before the event with all the detailed information needed for race weekend including packet pick up location and times.

If you haven't heard from us within two weeks of the event please contact us at kleinclark@earthlink.net

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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