41st Olympia Toy Run @ South Sound Center - Sat. Dec. 1st 10a-1p / Parade Ride @ 1p
Saturday, December 1st
Thousands of riders gather to raise money and collect toys for the Salvation Army Toy-n-Joy Shop. Public welcome. Food & retail vendors, toy drop-off site for non-riders, motorcycle stunt performances @ 11am, Toy Run Motorcyle parade led by Santa Claus leaves the Lacey Sears parking lot @ 1pm.
Price: $10 Single / $15 Couple / New Toy
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It's the 41st Annual Olympia Toy Run - all riders and the public welcome! If you don't ride, bring your donation of cash or a new, unwrapped Toy (please, no stuffed animals) to the 96.9 KAYO booth on-site in the Sears parking lot. Appearance and live remote by 96.9 KAYO sponsored by TwinStar Credit Union.
Gates Open @ 10am, Motorcycle Stunt Performances @ 11am, Toy Run Motorcyle parade led by Santa Claus leaves the parking lot @ 1pm. All toys and proceeds benefit The Toy n' Joy Shop program at the Salvation Army bringing gifts and joy to the children of more than 900 families in need living in Thurston County and surrounding communities this Christmas.
You can also donate toys at Toy Run sponsor locations around the South Sound. Go to olytoyrun.com for drop-off locations, more information and Toy Run parade route through Olympia.
The Olympia Toy Run brings motorcyclists together for a very worthy purpose: the joy of a child receiving a gift at Christmas. All the toys and money are donated to The Salvation Army for distribution to needy kids through its Toy n’ Joy Shop. Strapped to bikes four abreast in row after row are lots and lots of brand new children’s toys. Gleaming bikes sport different names and badges and colors and their riders range from all-season diehards to weekend enthusiasts. For this day, we are one sister/brotherhood of riders thinking of the smiles our toys will bring to kids’ faces.
The roaring thrum of thousands of motorcycle engines fills the crisp December air. But this is not a day just for motorcyclists as tens of thousands of spectators line the parade route, excitedly waving, calling and whistling to the riders. Both directions of the street are closed to all but motorcyclists, yet drivers on side streets honk and wave. Though riders come from all over to participate in this event, it’s a day to be proud of Olympia, the fellowship that brings us together and the goal we accomplish. It’s thrilling, breathtaking, moving…and downright fun.
We hope you’ll join us in helping bring smiles to children’s faces at Christmas. In the meantime, we wish you safe and happy motoring!
Sears in South Sound Center
651 Sleater Kinney Rd Se 1300
The event runs from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the following dates.
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