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The Annual Desert Boneyard Run is being held in the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) "Boneyard" on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

This unique event allows participants to compete in a 10k run or a 5k run/walk through the world's largest aircraft storage and preservation facility and 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.

On your mark, get set... GO!


Registration Details

Registration is open to the public! Online registration will be available from now until October 4. Prices vary depending on age bracket and length of the race chosen.

Free t-shirt in your size guaranteed if registered by Wednesday, September 18! Those who sign-up from September 19-October 4 may receive a free t-shirt at the event while supplies last. Extra t-shirts may be available for purchase the morning of the event for $10 (cash only.)

Race packets for those who register prior to Wednesday, September 18 will be available for pick-up at specified locations. The packets will include a t-shirt, bib, vinyl sticker, and waiver letter for signature. Photo ID is required at packet pick-up and you may only pick-up your own packet. No exceptions. Packet pick-up locations and dates TBD. 

If you register after September 18, your packet will be available at the event site on the day of the race. You will need to fill out your waiver onsite. 


Race Day Timeline

5:30-7:45 AM

Gates open to allow registrants access to base; sign-in and race preparation.

8:00 AM

Opening ceremony; presentation of colors, National Anthem, and opening remarks from leadership.

8:15 AM

The 10k run begins!

8:30 AM

The 5k run/walk begins!

9:30 AM

The gates reopen to allow for exiting the venue.

11:00 AM

The event ends.

Important Info

  • All vehicles and personnel are subject to search. 

  • All ticket sales are final; no refunds. 

  • Do not touch or hang from any of the aircraft. 

  • Running attire encouraged. If wearing costumes, no masks or facial coverings can be worn while entering the gates. 

  • Members of the general public without DoD/military IDs must show proof of race registration and a valid photo ID in order to receive base access. 

  • Spectators are welcome but MUST be accompanied by a registrant. Vehicles must contain at least one registrant in order to be allowed on base. 

  • All participants are required to complete an authorized release of medical liability. 

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. 

  • Strollers are permitted but recommended only for the 5k. 

  • Any purchases made at the event are ​cash only.

  • Bring water, snacks, towels, sunscreen, hats, chairs, and any other personal items you may need to stay hydrated, comfortable, and cool! 

  • Photography allowed.

The difference is in the setting...

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. The density of aircraft essentially makes this 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. 

Why the Boneyard?

The Boneyard Run is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Runners will have the rare opportunity to tread between the aircraft that make up the largest air power reservoir in the world.

Base Access & Parking for Runners

Non-DoD ID Cardholders

Please read the following information carefully to ensure you are adequately prepared with all necessary forms of identification to receive access to base on the day of the event.

Base Access

Non-DoD ID participants (those without military IDs/base access) must use the Irvington gate located at the intersection of Kolb and Irvington Road. You must present a valid photo ID and proof of race registration in order to be allowed on base. All non-DoD ID cardholders will go through a vehicle inspection; please plan accordingly and arrive extra early to accommodate this. 


Parking for non-DoD ID cardholders will be available directly inside the gate to the right. Signs will be present to direct you.

DoD ID Cardholders

Please read the following information carefully to ensure you are adequately prepared with all necessary forms of identification to receive access to base on the day of the event.

Base Access

DoD ID participants need to use either the Craycroft or North Wilmot gates. Do not use the Irvington gate. You must show your DoD ID in order to gain base access. Please remember to take your DoD ID with you into the AMARG area, as you will need to provide it as you exit back onto the installation after the event. 


Parking for DoD ID cardholders will be available in specified lots off Wilmot and Picacho, on the south and east sides of the Clinic. A shuttle will then transport you through the AMARG gate to the event area. Be sure to bring your DoD ID card with you, as you will need to present it in order to reenter the installation after the event.

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of any kind

  • Drones

  • Canopy Tents

  • Tobacco Products

  • Vapes

  • Drugs

  • Alcohol

  • Glass Containers

  • Pets

Contact & Event Location


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0530-0745 Gates Open
0800-1100 Event


309th AMARG "Boneyard"
Tucson, AZ 85707

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