About the Toy Run

The Newcastle Bikers for Kids Toy Run is the oldest annual event of its kind in Australia and the only Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and police approved and escorted ride. The event commenced in 1978 with around 20 bikes. The event now in it’s 38th year, sees over 10,000 riders of all ages take part, growing more and more in popularity each year.

The Bikers for Kids Toy Run is totally focused on providing toys and support for Hunter kids and families. The Toy Run on average now benefits The Salvation Army to the tune of some $35,000 worth of Toys and similar in cash donations, badge sales, site fees and catering, reaching some 1000 families in the immediate Newcastle / Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley area.


Key Points

  • In 2003 received an achievement award by the City of Newcastle Australia Day Committee
  • In 2005 received the Australia Day Award for the Community Event of the Year
  • RMS and police approved
  • Over 10,000 riders in 2014
  • In 2014 over 18,000 attended the Newcastle Foreshore to witness this iconic event.
  • Newcastle council estimated $1.7 million injected into the local economy over the weekend in 2013.

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Our Proud Partners

  • Port Waratah Coal Services


  • Hive Marketing & Design
  • Hi-Vis Group
  • NBN
  • Newcastle Herald
  • NewFM 105.3
  • McCarroll's Automotive Group
  • Digital Screen Media
  • Digital Screen & Media
  • 2UP SUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • 2NURFM 103.7
  • Newcastle City Council