The Palm Springs Pride Run & Walk is a 5K race through the beautiful and historic neighborhood of Old Las Palmas in sunny Palm Springs, California. The race is proudly organized by Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers, a local chapter of International Front Runners, an informal network of LGBT running groups around the world.
Proceeds from the Palm Springs Pride Run & Walk benefit The LGBT Community Center of The Desert. A thriving, community-based organization, "The Center" provides vital services to its members, including mental health and wellness clinics, a community food bank, senior programming, and youth suicide prevention and anti-bullying programs.
The Palm Springs Pride Run & Walk is part of a weekend of activities celebrating Greater Palm Springs Pride! A portion of your registration fee helps to keep Coachella Valley's longest-running LGBT parade and festival in downtown Palm Springs, and FREE for all to attend. For everything you want to know about Greater Palm Springs Pride, go to www.pspride.org.
Registration and Packet Pickup
> Online registration is $30 through September 15th
> Online registration is $35 from September 16th through October 31st
> In-person registration is $40 on November 2nd or 3rd
Online registrants are encouraged to pick up their race packet on Friday, November 2nd, from 2-6PM at Palm Springs True Value at 1785 E Palm Canyon Drive, in the Smoke Tree Village shopping center. You can also register in person during packet pickup.
Race day registration starts at 6:45AM on November 3rd, at W Chino Drive @ Belardo Road. Race day registration ends promptly at 7:50AM to accommodate an 8AM start.
All online registrants get an awesome, tech fabric t-shirt with their race packet. T-shirts are also available for in-person and race day registrants while supplies last.
The beautiful 5K (3.1 miles) out-and-back course is on paved streets, with an elevation change of just 117 feet. The course will take you through the historic neighborhood of Old Las Palmas, once a citrus grove, and later home to celebrities such as Liberace, Mary Martin, Alan Ladd, William Powell, George Randolph Hearst, Kirk Douglas, Lily Tomlin, and many more.
There will be volunteers on the course to cheer you on and keep you on track, and a water stop to keep you well hydrated.
Results and Awards
There will be a timing chip on your race bib, and your results will be available immediately after the race. You will also have the option to get your results via text message.
All finishers get a cool medal for their efforts!
Top 3 male and female finisher medals will be awarded in the following categories: Overall, Under 24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Members of Front Runner groups who complete 3 or more Western Region pride run events in 2018 are eligible for a Pride Race Circuit medal, sponsored by International Front Runners.
Directions and Parking
The race starts and ends on W Chino Drive @ Belardo Road. This is also where you will find race day registration and post-race festivities.
From North Palm Springs: Take Palm Canyon Drive or Indian Canyon Drive south towards Alejo Road. W Chino Drive is one block north of Alejo Road, next to The Corridor shops.
From South Palm Springs: Take Indian Canyon Drive or Belardo Road north towards Alejo Road. W Chino Drive is one block north of Alejo Road, next to The Corridor shops.
From East Palm Springs: Take Sunrise Way north to Alejo Road, then head west on Alejo Road to Palm Canyon Drive. W Chino Drive is one block north of Alejo Road @ Palm Canyon Drive.
Parking is limited to street parking, and a few public parking lots near the starting area. The most convenient parking is on Belardo Road and Indian Canyon Drive, south of Alejo. Our event takes place during Palm Springs Pride Weekend, so there may be road closures in the downtown area. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.