Athletics

The Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma Athletics program guarantees to provide a comprehensive range of individual and team sports for both men and women with an emphasis placed on mass participation. It is designed to provide programs that assist Marines in maintaining morale and espirt de corps while keeping mentally alert and physically fit. In addition, to fulfill the leisure time needs of interests of military personnel, their family members and DOD civilians through recreational and competitive activities.

Eligibility

Active Duty military and their family members assigned to MCAS Yuma. Family members must be at least age 18, unless otherwise identified in the specific bylaws.

DoD civilians (APF and NAF) who work on or are assigned to MCAS Yuma. Civilian family members are not authorized to participate unless they also work on the Base.

All civilians must sign "Hold Harmless" agreements prior to their participation.

Challenge and Self Directed Activities

The purpose of challenge/self-directed activities such as ping pong, horseshoes, racquetball, and miscellaneous board games, is to provide ongoing events which place an emphasis on participation rather than on winning. Participants play at their own convenience within certain constraints. Players advance on a tournament board by challenging and defeating an opponent. Each contest is self-programmed and informal. Contestants issue and accept challenge matches from each other, with the ultimate goal of winning all challenges, and advancing to the top of the tournament structure.

MCAS Yuma 1st Annual Telegraph Pass Challenge

The MCAS Yuma 1st Annual Telegraph Pass Challenge is the premier event for bikers and runners. Participating in a duathlon style challenge, participants will start cycling at 7 am, and then make their way up and down Telegraph Pass on foot. The course will include a Blue Mile, which is a portion of the challenge with a moment of silence to honor and remember our fallen heroes of the Military, Police, and Fire department. The top 3 finishers in each category (Male/Female, age, etc.) will receive a top prize and recognition. Run-only Telegraph Challenge is available for participants as well, with their own top 3 male / female finishers and prizes.

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