ABOUT the Olympia Toy Run

Why We Do It

Olympia Toy Run Overview

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!

The EVENT

When & Where

2019/12/07 13:00:00

Event Information:

Day/Date:

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Time:

10:00 am – Gates Open, Vendors Open
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Performers
1:00 pm – Parade to Marathon Park Begins

Admission:

New Unwrapped Toy -OR- $10/single or $15/couple
Please do NOT donate stuffed animals.

Ride Departs:

South Sound Center, Sears Parking Lot
711 Sleater-Kinney Road SE, Lacey, WA
(Exit 108 on the south side of I-5)

Ride Arrives:

Marathon Park, Deschutes Parkway, Olympia

Ride Route:

  • Exit South Sound Center to south taking a right onto Pacific Ave
  • Continue on Pacific, merging onto State Ave
  • Left onto Capitol Way
  • Right onto 5th Avenue
  • Left onto Deschutes Parkway
  • Park as directed by Volunteers

Route Map:

Notes:

  • All motorcycle riders and street legal bikes are welcome.
  • This ride benefits needy children and promotes camaraderie amongst motorcyclists in our local communities.
  • Please refrain from promoting other activities, events and organizations. No raffle tickets may be sold at this event EXCEPT official Olympia Toy Run Raffle Tickets.
  • Motorcycle riders must conform to state laws regarding street riding(especially in regard to licensing, motorcycles and helmets).
  • New since 2010: No more throwing of candies while driving the parade.
  • The kids really appreciate your participation. Thanks for your help!

Raffle Item:

  • Pending

Vendor Information:

If you are interested in a vendor space at South Sound Center on Saturday morning, please email olytoyrunvendors@hotmail.com.

Vendor Information & Guidelines

Vendor Application Form

Donation Information:

Corporate Gifts

To find out how your business or organization can support the Olympia Toy Run, please contact us at santajoe@comcast.net.

Individual Gifts

We gladly accept individual donations using the downloadable form below. If you have any questions or problems, please email us at santajoe@comcast.net. All information will remain confidential.

Complete the information in the form (click here to download donation form) and mail your pledge to the Olympia Toy Run. Print the form, fill it in and enclose it with your check for a one-time gift or the first pledge installment to:

Olympia Toy Run
P.O. Box 7129
Olympia, WA 98507

Our SPONSORS

Who Makes It Happen

To find out how your business or organization can support the Olympia Toy Run, please contact us at Julio@nwharley.com.

We are tremendously grateful for the participation and contribution from the following sponsors, volunteers and performers:

Our Sponsors

Northwest Harley-Davidson Logo
Northwest Harley-Davidson®
PNW Regional Council Of Carpenters
T Brothers
T Brothers Recreational
Iron Horse Apparel
Old Hwy 99 Company
QuickThrottle Magazine
KGY 95.3 & KAYO 96.9
Capital Development Company
Capital Development Company
Lew Rents West
South Sound Honda Suzuki Polaris

Special Thanks for Assistance from:

Washington State DES
Washington State Patrol
City of Lacey & Lacey Police
City of Olympia & Olympia Police
South Puget Sound Search & Rescue

Our Performers

Seattle Cossacks
Tenino Drill Team

The COALITION

Santa’s Elves

Santa Joe Sullivan

Coordinator

ABATE of Washington – Olympia Chapter
Christian Motorcyclists Association – Olympia Light Riders Chapter
Descendants of 51 Riding Club
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Gold Wing Touring Association
Society’s Deviants Motorcycle Club
Combat Vets Motorcycle Association, Chapter 11-4
Warrior B.E.A.R.S.
ABATE of Washington – Mason County Chapter

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CONTACT

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Contact information

Address:

Olympia Toy Run
P.O. Box 7129
Olympia WA 98507

Joe Sullivan
Olympia Toy Run Coordinator
santajoe@comcast.net

Julio Valdenagro
Sponsorship Coordinator
julio@nwharley.com
(360)705-8515

Dan McNamara
Olympia Toy Run Treasurer
mcnamato@comcast.net
(360)561-3045

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