32nd Annual Event Supports United Way of the Desert
PALM SPRINGS, CA (October 14, 2017) The 32nd annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 with a start time of 7:00 a.m. This 6K run/walk begins at the bottom of Tram Way and ends at the Tram’s Valley Station, an elevation gain of 2,643 feet in just 3.7 miles.
Special finishers’ medals will be presented to all participants along with a Cool Tech race shirt. Awards will be given three deep in each age category for both male and female finishers during a breakfast ceremony near the finish line immediately following the race. Cash awards ($100/$50/$25) will also be given for best costume—first, second and third place.
Proceeds from this event benefit United Way of the Desert.
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.
The Tramway’s road will be closed until (approximately) 9:30 a.m. on race day with the first tram scheduled for 10:00 a.m. This year, 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 call (760) 832-0497 or visit www.kleinclarksports.com.