Thanks to all those who joined or donated, or just passed on information about the Tokyo Toy Run 2011. It was an awesome day, and as ever though the ride in in convey was a great experience as a rider but spending the afternoon with kids was just amazing - and don't forget, we have another event in Yamanashi on December 17th!
What’s the Tokyo Toy Run?
The Tokyo Toy Run is an event organized by foreign and Japanese riders in Japan, to benefit Japanese children in orphanages in Japan. We hope to encourage riders around Japan to organize Toy Runs in every prefecture, so that orphans all over Japan can experience a day of fun and the friendship motorcyclists show to one another. It is our way to give back to the community and promote friendship between all motorcyclists in Japan.
Reason: To make Christmas and New Years, a happier time, for children who live in orphanages in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Yamanashi, Japan.
Who Can Attend
Any rider with a 125cc or larger motorcycle, with the relevant license, who is prepared to buy a present or donate cash to purchase presents. Pillion is OK this year on appropriate bike/license. ETC an advantage. If you don't have ETC, please team up with other riders to make toll payments quicker!
PLEASE READ these rules if you are attending.
All toys must be new and not used or old. Gifts must NOT BE WRAPPED so the gift can be seen to ensure it is appropriate for the kids. If batteries are required, such as with remote control toys, please also provide batteries in sealed pack.
We cannot accept corporate gifts that are branded by the corporation or individual donating such goods. If the branding is limited to small text on the label or bottom of the gift, then it may be possible but you should contact one of the organizers to make certain. 100% of donations are spent on children's presents or the children. We provide receipts or copies of receipts to companies or individuals, that contribute significant amounts. We will publish a list of contributors as they join this event.
Our goal is to promote and help organise/publish information on Toy Runs in Japan. We hope that every prefecture will have strong hearted individuals who are willing to get together and organise such events in their local area.
The organizers of the Tokyo Toy Run accept no responsibility for the actions of individuals who participate on the Toy Run. The Toy Run is organized by an ad-hoc committee and with extremely limited resources. If the organization is not to your satisfaction your only recourse is to not participate in the event. If you feel any part of this event is not safe, please notify the organizing committee as soon as you recognize the possible safety issue. Toy Run attendees should have their own insurance to cover accidents or claims they may face as as result of their actions.
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