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Olympia Toy Run: It’s All About the Kids

By Darren Wright In 1977, Santa Joe as he is now known, was talking with some friends and wanted to do something that improved the reputation of bikers. So, they decided to collect toys for local children while doing what they loved, riding motorcycles. That first year, 27 bikers showed up in Olympia, Washington for the run, and the long ...

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Kickstarting the Christmas holiday with The 41st Annual Olympia Toy Run

By Diana Olmstead. Photos by Robin Hudson & Diana Olmstead.  There is no better way to kickstart the Christmas holiday than by participating in the Olympia Toy Run! I knew the minute I awoke on Saturday, December 1st, that it was going to be a spectacular day. The local weatherman had predicted mostly sunny skies and Santa had predicted a couple ...

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2017 Olympia Toy Run – 40th Annual

Photos from the 40th Olympia Toy Run held in Olympia, Washington on December 2nd, 2018

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Quick Throttle Magazine Northwest Edition – January 2018

  IN THIS EDITION: Quick Throttle Magazine presents the history of motorcycle advertising. Plus a road test of the 2018 Harley-Davidson Breakout, coverage of the 40th annual Olympia Toy Run and much more. ON THE COVER: The 40th Annual Olympia Toy Run photo by Robin Hudson.

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Bikers Braved The Cold For The 36th Annual Olympia Toy Run

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No doubt about it, the 36th Annual Olympia Toy Run was one of the coldest Toy Run’s ever. The morning of the Olympia Toy Run it was a bone chilling 16 degrees with a wind chill factor of well below zero when riding. Local temps had been below freezing for a full week prior to the event. The local news ...

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35th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Thousands of Riders Attend The 35th Annual The Olympia Toy Run Written by Diana Olmstead Photographed by Robin Hudson & Diana Olmstead   View the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run photo gallery!   An estimated 9,000 motorcyclist awoke on the morning of Saturday Dec 1st to take part in the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run. The skies were grey and the ...

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Get Ready for The 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Get Ready for the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run! Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012 Written by Diana Olmstead It’s time to mark your calendars, decorate your scoots and choose what toys to bring to the 35th Annual Olympia Toy Run! I’m proud to say that 100% of the toy and cash donations collected will go directly to The Salvation Army “Toy ...

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18,000 Strong Attend The 34th Annual Olympia Toy Run

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead The first Saturday in December has become a family tradition for thousands of local motorcycle riders! Why? Because it’s the Olympia Toy Run which benefits The Salvation Army “Toy n’ Joy” Shop! This extraordinary charity ride began in 1977, with 27 men who loved riding motorcycles. These men saw that there were children in ...

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2008 – A Special Thank You from Santa Joe Sullivan

thrilled when Quick Throttle Magazine offered me the opportunity to write about this year’s Toy Run and express my gratitude. On December 6 10,000+ motorcyclists attended the 31st annual event. Cash donations have exceeded $12,000 along with truckload after truckload of toys that will benefit the Salvation Army’s Toy n Joy program. This event would not have been as successful ...

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2009 Olympia Toy Run

Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead Like 10,000 fellow riders, I awoke to a glorious but chilly December morning ready to ride and eager to support the Olympia Toy Run‘s 31st year! My husband and I had spent the night before decking out our bikes with all things Christmas: our apes were wrapped with garland and bright red bows and ...

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