The Motorcycle Toy Run
Polk County, NC
The last Saturday in November


This year will be on Thanksgiving Weekend

    Polk County   Toy Run =  for Kids


Annual Motorcycle Toy Run

Date : Last Saturday of November each year
Don't miss it !

Location Start Has Been Changed:
The start location has been moved to the Tryon Arts and Craft School located next to Harmon Field in Tryon NC.

Event Times : Registration 11:00 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Drawings start at 1:30 PM

Parade : Starts at 2:00 PM Sharp. 
Police Escort for the entire way.

The end of the parade is at the court house steps.
Please place toys in front of the court house on the steps.

Motorcycle parking is in front of the court house.
The entire street yours to park your bikes on.

Watch out for the tire curb stops - don't trip.

Registration Fee : $10.00 per person or a $10.00 or more NEW toy.

Info - Contact : Please call the Sheriffs office at 828-894-3001

The public is invited to watch the parade of motorcycles
as it heads to the Courthouse in Columbus NC.

This event features barbeque, music,
door prizes and a 50/50 Drawing!

The toy run is held on the Last Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. To find the route to the Saluda Fire Department, please click on the map link below. You can turn out to cheer the riders on in the various towns along the way. Remember to bring your cameras as this is quite a show of some very finely detailed classy motorcycles and wild choppers.

All motorcycle riders are invited to participate in this ride. Motorcycle riders come not only from North and South Carolina but Tennessee and Georgia to make sure that these kids get at least one toy for Christmas.

The route these riders will follow starts in Tryon, NC, at the Arts and Crafts parking lot, which has room for more than 1000 bikes. They then move out in parade fashion and travel up to Saluda on Highway US-176 and then turn and come back down the mountain. They pass through Tryon, NC while in route to Landrum, SC. Having arrive in Landrum, SC, the riders turn left and go through the center of Landrum, SC, crossing over Interstate 26 in route to Green Creek, NC. Once they arrived there, they turn North on NC-9 to go to Mill Spring, NC.  Arriving there, the riders turn West on NC-108 to head in on the home stretch to Columbus, NC, and terminate at the front steps of the Court House. All motorcycles will park on court house street. Make sure you do not park cars there. The toys are to be placed on the steps and on the wall for all to see and admire. The column of bikers each year is somewhere round about 10 miles long. They travel at about 40 mph on the entire route in offset staggered 2 by 2 fashion.

General information about this event:

The Polk County Toy Run is an annual event that's mission is to raise money and toys for area organizations to give to underprivileged children at Christmas time.

At the courthouse, the public is invited to attend where the rider are met by Santa Clause to drop off their toys and or make donations. The entry fee is for each rider is to make a $10 donation or bring a unwrapped $10 or more new toy. The public is also invited to bring a toy or donate $10 at the court house steps as well.

There will be T-Shirts on sale to promote the event as well door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. This all takes place at the start line where the BBQ is.

Come and support this worth while event weather you ride a motorcycle or choose to just come to watch and take in all of the festivities!

The Polk County Sheriffs office would like to thank all of the motorcycle riders that participated in this event and hope that it will only grow larger each year. 

Enjoy the videos of these events from over the years.

The "X" lower right will expand the video to full screen.

2009 Video of the Toy Run
There were about 800 riders this year.
Thank you.
2010 Video of the Toy Run
This was taken in Landrum SC at US-176 and Hwy SC-14

2011 Video of the Toy Run
About 600 riders this year even though it was damp and cold!
Weather co-operated this year and was nice.
Thank you to all of the Riders !

2012 Video of the Toy Run
About 500 riders this year due to being VERY cold.
Thanks to all the brave souls that came out.
Thank you for your support.

2013 Video of the Toy Run
About 700 riders this year made the trip.
Temperature was about 48 degrees most of the day.
Thanks to all !

2014 Video of the Toy Run
About 350 riders made it this year.

Temperature was a nice cold 52 degrees on top
and warmer 58 degrees at the finish line.

Thanks to all that came this year !

2015 Video of the Toy Run
Somewhere around 650 plus riders made it this year.
Clear and very warm for a late November day.
One of the larger gathering to date!

Thank you from the kids.

2016 Pictures of the Toy Run
We had about 500 plus riders make the run this year.
Weather was clear and free of the forest fires smoke.
The temperature was in the high 50's which made the
ride a cool but enjoyable run down the mountain.

2017 Pictures of the Toy Run
We had about 600 plus riders make the run this year.
The temperature was a balmy 60+ degrees and proved
to be a great ride down from Saluda to the Columbus Court house. We hope that all of you will come again in 2018.

2018 Pictures of the Toy Run
We has about 300 riders make the run this year as the weather was not very cooperative.  The sky was overcast and the temperature was in the low 40's. All of the kids will get a gift this year thanks each and everyone for coming out and helping the great event.

2019 Pictures of the Toy Run
This year we had over 600 riders make the run. Close estimates was closer to 800 riders including 2 up riders! This is one of the best turnouts for the kids in a long time.  We hope that all of you return next year for this annual event.  Thank you all.

There are no pictures for 2020 since I was in the hospital during this period.  Maybe next year things will be better.  I have learned that this was one of the best toy runs ever.

2021 Toy Run Pictures.

2021 Toy Run turned out be one of the better runs with nice weather and a lot of riders.  Looks like somewhere around 488 or so bikes turned out this year.  Thank you to all that made the event.

2022 Toy Run Pictures

2022 Toy Run turned out to be even better than last year with approx. 50 more bikes this year. Remember that this run always takes place on the Saturday after turkey day.

2023 Toy Run Pictures

2023 Toy Run this years pictures. The toy run started at Harmon Field in Tryon NC this year. Never found out why the change. The total number of riders was down some due to the cold weather.


Facebook @ Polk County NC Toy Run

This years results will be posted on Facebook
hopefully Sunday Evening.

Additional videos of these events may also be found on U-Tube. Search for:
Polk County, NC Toy Run

Saluda, NC Toy Run

Columbus, NC Toy Run



Lets match it again this year !