06 Nov Wichita Toy Run Attracts Thousands Of Bikers & Spectators For A Good Cause
Ron Wilson started leading the Wichita Toy Run in his Santa suit in 1988. He still loves it, but at 77, this could be his last year. That’s what he’s telling his wife, anyway.
The event kicked off for the 37th annual toy collection on Sunday, and for the second year in a row, 2,000+ motorcycles rode from Lawrence Dumont Stadium to Hartman Arena to celebrate
Hundreds of spectators lined Broadway all the way to Hartman Arena waving as the motorcycles roared by honking their horns and revving their engines. Flags and decorations were visible on numerous bikes, with of course the prominence of the USA flag.
The sight and sounds of the event gave the impression that it had another successful year.
“It’s for a good cause and it’s a lot of fun. And it gives those kids presents who normally don’t get them,” said Twila Nance.
The Wichita Toy Run has expanded significantly over the last several years and brings in thousands of donated items to help kids in our community.
The first Toy run was back in 1980, which consisted of just 30 riders.