Toy run motorcyclists merry Christmas

Motorcycle toy run attempts world record

The 38th annual Melbourne Toy Run has a new home which organisers hope will help achieve record numbers this year and become a state event.

The Victorian Motorcycle Council has announced the new state-of-the-art venue as Tabcorp Park in Melton which is expected to attract more than 8000 riders.

The Toy Run will be held on Sunday December 20, 2015, and should break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest motorcycle toy run, currently held by a toy run in Reading, UK, with just 2000 riders.

Again partnering with classic and hot rod car clubs, the event promises to be a huge family friendly spectacle for all motoring enthusiasts featuring car and bike displays, show and shine competitions, a large variety of trade stalls and of course food and entertainment.

The event raises money for the charitable contribution to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.toy run

VMC chair Rob Salvatore says “This welcomed partnership with Tabcorp Park ensures a bright future for the Toy Run and for the all-important charitable tradition at its heart. Riders have a rich history of giving at Christmas time and this partnership only encourages that legacy to grow.”

Trade stalls and sponsorship enquiries are welcome. Contact Toy Run Event Coordinator: Kerry Walton, 0417 766555, or via email

For details of other toy runs, click here.

  1. Hi
    Very commendable effort.

    Toy Run™ Cape Town South Africa gets about 10 000 motorcycles. Our event is also national, with approximately 24 ligitimate Toy Run™s in Southern Africa, with about 10 of these happening on the same day – always the last Sunday in November, which is now known in the big centres as “Toy Run™ Day”.

    Collectively on this day, in excess of 60 000 motorcycles are mobilised in this initiative country wide.

    Best of luck with your record attempt.

    Please send me further info when this happens

  2. Jeff is on the money SA has a great history of supporting its Toyrun with awesome numbers attending its by far the biggest in Australia .
    The MRA Melbourne Toyrun did in 2005 have a huge attendance attracting several thousand .
    These numbers now have diminished as many Victorian clubs run seperate Toyruns on earlier dates in December.
    Traditionally the MRA Melbourne Toyrun was held on the second Sunday of the month in December this was a standard that every rider would mark into their ride Callender .
    The VMC changed the date also taking the run out & away from Melbourne to Calder Park a carnival type event some 35 Kilometres from Melbourne & now Melton also not in keeping with tradition
    Prompting more riders to stick to club run events that promotes the needy charity’s .

  3. South Australia has one each year and Im sure some years there has been 8000 plus if not 10000 participants.

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