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Grizz
11-15-2012, 01:20 PM
I don't know how my anouncement of last years toy run posted again this year, but wanted to clarify. This year is the 35th Annual TOY RUN, and it is December 1st! Gates open at 10 am at South Sound Center, by Sears, and ride starts at 1pm. cost, one unwrapped toy, or $15 single rider, and $20 for a couple.
Grizz:doorag:

spyderman051
11-16-2012, 07:56 PM
I will be leaving Auburn around 8:30 :spyder2:

truck 85
11-17-2012, 11:41 PM
I would love to go is anyone from the belingham area going?

lil rabbit
11-18-2012, 10:20 AM
I am planning to make this event. Where is everyone going to meet.

wukka
11-18-2012, 12:28 PM
Hey folks, this is Joe/Wukka...Sorry for being a little slow on the response...

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n391/jomion/2011/12_Olympia_Toy_Run/panorama1_small.jpg

YES, there is a meeting place for the Olympia Toy Run!


The ideal place to meet up (I believe that it has been already proposed in another post) is the McDonalds in South Tacoma. It's right where Hwy 512 meets I-5, has a big parking lot and is easy on/off of I-5.

Starting Location:
McDonalds
10417 Pacific Highway Southwest
Tacoma, WA 98499

Location: http://goo.gl/maps/1ZUyz

Time:
9:00AM - 9:30AM

From there, we'll ride about 20 minutes to the South Sound Center parking lot where everyone is collected for the big parade/ride. We'll leave the McDonald's around 9:45 AM and get there a couple minutes after the gates open.

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


Location: http://goo.gl/maps/w8QKp

All you need to bring is a NEW, UNWRAPPED TOY *OR* $10 Donation (Single) / $15 Donation (Double)

The web site for the toy run is: http://olytoyrun.com/
The route taken is: http://olytoyrun.chrome-horse.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/route2011-1024x398.jpg


Schedule is:
10:00 am Gate Opens
11:00 am to 12:30 pm Performers
1:00 pm Ride leaves from South Sound Center in Lacey


MY TIP:
After doing this ride for 4 years, I can tell you that you should DRESS WARMLY, WEAR COMFORTABLE/WARM WALKING SHOES, BRING SNACKS and DRINKING WATER or a WARM BEVERAGE.

And finally, although the organizers DISCOURAGE bringing candy for the kiddies, this is A PARADE and the children do have a certain expectation - so it is up to you. ;)

lil rabbit
11-18-2012, 07:49 PM
Thanks Joe for information, that is where I thought everyone was going to meet from the other post but I just wanted to make sure.

wukka
12-02-2012, 06:23 PM
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n391/jomion/2012/12_Olympia_Toy_Run/oly_toy_run_panorama.jpg

Although the chance of rain deterred a few riders from participating in this event, it was another tremendous run. A count of how many rigs were in this year's parade has not been published, but it was definitely down from last year.

I met Spyderman at the McD's and we rode to the shopping mall parking lot. He recently upgraded from his Blue RS to an awesome White RT-S. There were a few Spyders that came in before/after us, and the unofficial count of Spyders there was 8 or 9. But we did represent!

A really good article about the event can be found here:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/12/01/2387189/35th-olympia-toy-run-if-you-didnt.html

Grizz
12-02-2012, 09:03 PM
Looks like you took that picture from the lift they had out in the parking lot. Even though the weather wasn't the greatest, everyone I talked to had a good time. Lots of donated toys to put smiles on kids faces!
Peace,Love,and Fat Babies
Grizz:doorag:

spyderman051
12-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks to all who came out to participate in this years run it was sure fun and the weather even cooperated with us long enough to get ur done. There was even a rainbow over head to enjoy as well...Fun was had by all..til next time..

wukka
12-11-2012, 08:59 AM
It took a week to get the final editing done, but here is my video from the event...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1IuaeMgitg

lil rabbit
12-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Nice video, sorry I couldn't make it.. :banghead: But there is always next year :yes::yes:

TheSarge
12-15-2012, 09:46 PM
The toy run was a great day, this was my first one. Was touching and kind of emotional, and over all very worth it. Thank you all those who attended.