Each year, the Olympia Toy Run hosts a motorcycle run through the streets of the City of Olympia in the beginning of December. We bring individuals together for a very worthy purpose: the joy of a child receiving a gift during the holiday season. All the toys collected from the motorcycle run and throughout the holiday season will be donated back to an agency we work together with, such as the Salvation Army Corps of Olympia through their Toy and Joy program, a program that helps to ensure hundreds of lower-income families in our community have an opportunity to have gifts for their children.
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!
"It's All About the Kids"
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
10:00 am – Gates Open, Vendors Open
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Performers
1:00 pm – Parade to Marathon Park Begins
New Unwrapped Toy OR $10/single or $15/couple
Please do NOT donate stuffed animals!! we unfortunately cannot accept them.
The kids really appreciate your participation. Thanks for your help!