The 30th annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge will start 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24. 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 anniversary finishers’ medals will be presented to all participants along with a Cool Tech race shirt and full breakfast. Awards will be given three deep in each age category for both male and female finishers during a ceremony at Desert Regional Medical Center immediately following the race.

As part of the Desert Sun/USA Today “Make A Difference Day,” proceeds from this event benefit United Way of the Desert.

The tramway’s road will be closed until 9:15 a.m. on race day.

For more information or to register for the race, please call (760) 324-7069 or visit