The Annual Desert Boneyard Run is held in the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) "boneyard", a one-of-a-kind specialized airplane storage site on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 309th AMARG provides depot-level maintenance, aircraft regeneration, storage and preservation, aircraft parts reclamation and disposal in support of the U.S. Department of Defense, allied warfighters and other government agencies. Runners have the rare chance to tread between the aircrafts that make up the largest air fleet in the world, other than the United States Air Force. The 2,600 acre site has nearly 4,000 aircraft and is typically only open to employees and the occasional bus tour. This unique event gives the general public an opportunity to see the boneyard's vast national treasures! 100% of the event proceeds go to a Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) fund that directly supports the military men and women on Davis-Monthan AFB and their families.
Event details and schedule
Please visit our website for up-to-date race information to include event schedule, course, arrival & parking information, waivers and ID, what to bring & wear, etc. The AMARG Gate located off Kolb and Irvington Road will open at 7:30 am and will no longer accept entrance at 9:30 am. Event day Check-in will close at 8:45 am, and Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:00 am. The 10K and 5K events will begin shortly after followed by an awards ceremony at 11:00 am. Spectators are welcome at the event for a small $5 fee (cash only). Military spectators are free with ID card. All participants and spectators must bring a form of identificaiton.
* Strollers are permitted, but we recommend them for the 5K route over the 10K. However, keep in mind there will be some gravel/dirt surfaces along the route.
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, 28 October at times/locations listed below. Packets will include T-Shirt, bib, and waiver letter for signature. Identification is required at packet pick-up and you may only pick-up your own packet. No picking up packets for friends/family. No Exceptions.
** As of October 8th, t-shirts are no longer included in registration. Pending availability, some may be available for cash purchase ($10) the morning of the race at the race site.
Friday, 28 October Packet Pick-Up Details:
7:00 am to 11:00 am - Davis-Monthan AFB, Benko Fitness Center (members with base access)
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Fleet Feet, 7301 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson AZ (members without base access)