|45th MRASA Toy Run - 10 December 2023|
It's more than a ride.... It's for the kids.|
The MRASA is holding the Toy Run on the 10th December 2023 with the same format as last year. Assembly on the pedal prix track. The Adelaide Super Cars will NOT impact on our event.
Victoria Park, Adelaide
Vinnies will organise the the major toy collection point to be at Victoria Park for your convenience and to reduce the risk of damage to your toy donations occurring on the long ride to Callington.
Riders can assemble in Victoria Park from 8.00am onwards. A BBQ and coffee van will be available as well as the MRASA pre-pay stall. SAPOL/DIT will be have road safety items available for riders. Coast FM will have their broadcast unit on site and will be conducting interviews throughout the morning.
The ride with Santa will leave Victoria Park at 11am and ride to Callington.
Follow Santa from Victoria Park to Wakefield Rd, Hutt St, Glen Osmond Rd, then onto the South Eastern Freeway. Take the Callington turn off and turn right onto East Tce, turn left onto the old Princes Hwy, then left onto Callington Rd and the Callington Oval complex.
This year at the fun fair, the focus is on ride groups and bike club displays, a motorcycle Show and Shine, as well as food stalls, trade stalls and live music from local Callington celebrity, Kaileb Rothwell Music. At Callington, a toy collection point will also be available.
About the Toy Run
Our aim is to hold a community event to celebrate motorcycling with a strong focus on assisting the children of families in need during the festive season. Vinnies is the beneficiary of the toys and gifts, which will be distributed to families in need. Come and join in the iconic MRASA Toy Run and please give generously.
If you have a question, first visit the Toy Run Frequently Asked Questions page. If you still have a question, please contact the Toy Run Coordinator.
Enter the spirit of the day, please bring a gift for a child or a monetary donation, so Vinnies can give, on your behalf, to South Australian children in need this Christmas.
|Donate an online Toy Run gift|
St Vincent de Paul is the major beneficiary of the annual MRASA Toy Run. An online portal has been set-up
to make cash donations. This gives you the option to purchase an item or giving a monetary donation.
Click on the image below to make a donation. |
|Toy Run Flyer 2023|
|Toy Run Countdown|
|Vinnies Wish List 2023|
|Toy Run Marshal Training|
We are desperate for Volunteers this year. There are many positions to be filled. If you are interested,
please contact Ian 0427 334 843 or Cathy 0408 853 380.
Marshals will need to be available for the Toy Run on 10th December starting at 7.30am and if you are able
to help with the set up on Saturday at Callington.
Training Session 1
Saturday 7th October at 9.30 am. SAPOL training first, followed by MRASA tour of the venue and training.
Training Session 2
Saturday 18th November at 9.30 am. SAPOL training first, followed by MRASA tour of the venue and training. The meeting point is Fullarton Rd Carpark behind the Heritage Grandstand (near the Britannia roundabout).
|New Toy Run Merchandise|
The MRASA is pleased to announce a new merchandise item for the 2023 Toy Run. Earrings fashioned from unsold Toy Run badges
are going to be the must have thing for this year event. Buy yours from the merchandise tent for just $10.|
|This event is supporting St Vincent de Paul|
St Vincent de Paul is the major beneficiary of the annual MRASA Toy Run. It's for the kids.|
|Thank you for your support|
The Government of South Australia, Think Road Safety, is our major partner. |
We acknowledge Shannons as a Sponsor.
Key sponsors are also shown on the sponsors page.
We acknowledge the support of the following businesses and organisations.
Callington Recreation Park Inc
First Care Medical
Mt Barker District Council
Mt Barker Freightlines
|Toy Run Musician|
If you need more information about the MRASA Toy Run, or maybe you wish to become a sponsor, then please
contact Cathy Lux by ringing 0408 853 380
or via Email. There is a page of
frequently asked questions available.
|Regional Toy Runs in South Australia 2023|
Below is a list of Toy Runs held within regional South Australia. Please note these are not MRA events.
They are organised by ride groups who choose their own start, finish and beneficiaries. |
Limestone Coast - Sat 28th Oct 2023.
Millicent, State Park 8am. >
Naracoorte Sports Centre 10am. >
Penola Shell Road House. 11am >
Mt Gambier, old Bunnings 12 noon. >
Destination - Railway Lands Mt Gambier for food and entertainment. Proceeds go to the Baptist Care. Contact John on 0438 299 732.
Northern Yorke Peninsula - Christmas Charity Ride - Sunday 19th November 2023. Meet at V&V MCC of NYP clubrooms, Drain Road Kadina. Ride will depart at 9.30am and return at approximately 12.30pm for a BBQ lunch @ $10 per person.
There will be a long run and a short run, open to any roadworthy and registered motorcycle. All Welcome, phone Kerry 0480 399 368
Port Pirie - Flinders Tourers 2023 37th Annual Paul Gianoni Memorial Toy Run - Sunday 26th November 2023.
Meet 9am at Ellen Street Port Pirie and finishing at the Laura Pub. Donations go to Vinnies.
Contact Lefty 0412 767 945 or Chesty 0418 845 148.
Whyalla - Sat 25th Nov Meet at the Library Car park Ekblom St 4.15pm - leaves at 4.30pm.
Ride is about 7 km to the Pageant and rides with the Pageant.
Toys to Centacare for distribution to children. Toys for all ages not just plush toys please.
Contact Perry 0419 134 511
Port Augusta - Saturday 2nd December 2023. Saltbush Motorcycle Club 2022 40th Toy Run
Leaves from Pastoral Lawns, Corner of Carlton Pde and Stirling Drive at 10am
All motorcyclists are welcome. All bike must be roadworthy and registered.
Destination Homestead Park at approx. 11.30 with a BBQ for Riders. Toys to Salvos.
Contact Brenton aka Reg 0427 866 424
Broken Hill - Sat 2nd Dec 2023. 10am start at Gloria Jeans Information Centre and finishing at Nursing Home Eyre St.
Contact Rick 0408 884 588
Riverland - Sunday 3rd December 2023.
Ride 1. Renmark Assemble 9.15am Industry Rd / Twenty First St.
Ride 2. Waikerie Assemble outside Waikerie Hotel, departing 8.45am
Combined group then departs Loxton 11.15am. to arrive Barmera Markets at around 11.45am
Riverland Run organised by the Ulysses Mallee Branch. Contact Scott 0402 500 037
Roxby Downs - Saturday 18th November 2023.
Assemble at car park Richardson place, Roxby Downs 10.30am, stands up at 11am.
There will be a lap around Richardson place, then a ride to APOMA Hall, Andamooka.
Contact Colleen 0419 838 873 or Richard 0417 807 257 for details.
For a list of Toy Runs around Australia, visit www.toyrun.org.au.
|Media Links for 2019|
Channel 9 News|
Channel 7 Facebook News
Channel 7 news on YouTube
Channel 7 news extended footage on YouTube
MRASA Gallery - Toy Run 2019 Album
MRASA Gallery - Show & Shine Album
|Media Links for 2018|
Channel 7 Facebook Interviews|
Channel 7 Facebook News
Vinnies SA sorting toys
AdelaideNow article Dec 7
MRASA Gallery - Show & Shine Album
|Media Links for 2017|
MRASA Photo Gallery 2017|
Channel Nine News
The Advertiser (pre-run)
Murray Valley Standard
|Media Links for 2016|
MRASA Photo Gallery 2016|
Channel Nine News
Murray Valley Standard Photos
|MRASA Warning and Disclaimer|
Persons participating in rides and/or events organised by The MRA are reminded that motorcycling is
a high risk activity and that accidents can and do happen. The organisation of this event was conducted
as a free public service by the MRA. All participating riders of this event are expected to be licensed
and to ride at their own risk and insurance policies. All machines must be registered and roadworthy.
All road rules are to be adhered to and any form of unruly behaviour will not be tolerated.