D-M to host first Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk - Tucson News Now

D-M to host first Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Davis-Monthan AFB Fitness Center will host the first Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk April 27 at 8 a.m.

The course navigates through hundreds of historic military aircraft stored and maintained by the 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group here. 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 war-fighters and other government agencies.  AMARG encompasses more than 2,600 acres and provides storage for nearly 4,000 aircraft. 

In this unprecedented event, individuals will be able to run or walk through lanes of aviation history. All participants must remain on the designated track throughout the race, and will need to complete the run/walk no later than 9:30 a.m.

Only registered and pre-paid participants will be granted admission through the AMARG gate which is located off of Kolb and Irvington Rd. The gate will open at 6:30 a.m. for participants.

Children participating under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a legal guardian throughout the entire run/walk. Children age 7 and under are FREE! 

Register online at:


The cost is $25 and the deadline to register is April 14. Only registered/paying participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. 

For additional information please contact the base gym at 228-0022.

Information from Davis-Monthan press release.

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