Annual Desert Boneyard Run

TUCSON, AZ.— Instead of fighter jets, the historic “Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base became a runway for the general public as 2,000 runners and spectators gathered for the annual “Desert Boneyard Run,” over the Halloween weekend.

Sponsored by USO Arizona and other supporters, the event began at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 29th, and featured a once and a lifetime chance for Tucson locals and other runners to take part in either a 5K or 10K run in between nearly 4,000 parked planes and other military aircraft that make up 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group.

USO Arizona provided snacks, water, and free USO merchandise for the attendees, and winners were also given prizes as a reward for their completion of the race.

Aside from the run itself, younger participants were also given the chance to examine military bomb squad machinery and a fire truck.

Luckily, for those that missed this year’s event, next October should be a repeat special occasion for avid runners and military supporters alike.

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