“We are proud to have hosted this event for 31 years,” says Tramway General Manager Rob W. Parkins. “With several thousand participants and spectators, the Tram Road Challenge has definitely become a signature event for Palm Springs and our entire Coachella Valley.”

This year’s Female and Male Challenge Division Winners are:
Age Groups Name City Time
6 and under Shirley Hayes La Quinta 01:09:18
Austin Redwine Beaumont 01:20:52
7-10 Madalyn Adams Palm Springs 00:56:28
Kai Macro La Quinta 00:40:18
11-14 Madelyn Stone Temecula 00:57:54
Michael Jahnig La Quinta 00:45:24
15-19 Silvana Gonzalez 00:54:51
Kiviok Hight Cathedral City 00:35:30
20-24 Cara Bonafede Bermuda Dunes 00:49:28
Leo Issac Mejia Cathedral City 00:37:38
25-29 Alex Carrera-Montgomery 00:42:11
James Eunson Melbourne (AU) 00:42:45
30-34 Nina Ruedas Palm Springs 00:49:37
Ben Bear 00:37:43
35-39 Shaela Luter-Plunkett La Quinta 00:40:56
Steve McGrath Palm Desert 00:37:44
40-44 Wendy Ansley Palm Desert 00:42:29
Daniel Davis 00:36:57
45-49 Kristen Trubee Palm Desert 00:42:15
Marc Tiritilli La Crescenta 00:36:27
50-54 Sheri Wysocki Joshua Tree 00:47:02
Anthony Tanner Rancho Cucamonga 00:33:59
55-59 Sheryl Whyte Cochrane 00:44:26
Mark Barnett Indio 00:37:23
60-64 Carol Baker Brea 00:52:05
Greg O’Donnell El Centro 00:37:11
65-69 Paula Goldfarb Rancho Mirage 00:51:54
Keith Culver Palm Springs 00:45:46
70-74 Hulda Somers Twenty-Nine Palms 00:59:23
Gary Rust Desert Hot Springs 00:44:22
75-79 Staczy Lewis Palm Springs 01:13:32
Robert Lizakowski Indio 00:59:12
80-84 Anthony Bob Silva Palm Desert 00:49:49
85-89 Robert Klinck Palm Springs 01:23:00

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.

Parkins adds, “We are delighted the Tram Road Challenge benefits United Way of the Desert and wish to thank the event’s many sponsors. We hope that everyone will join us again next year for our 32nd edition.”

Palm Springs Guru loves the Tram Road Challenge. It is my favorite sports participation event. Go to http://www.kleinclarksports.com/tram