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Santa Presides Over the Toy Run

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 17 December 2014 in People & Portrait.

'Santa' Joe Sullivan, coordinator of the event, has been involved in each of the 38 annual Olympia Toy Runs. He estimates that this year's event drew around 10,000 riders. I must say I agree. There were lots of bikes and bikers. The Olympia Toy Run is one of the oldest such events in the nation.

Two years ago, I went to Marathon Park where the riders finish their ride. This year, I went to the gathering point where they begin their run.

38th Annual Olympia Toy Run

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent !!!!

17 Dec 2014 5:11am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Okay, Santa is there...

17 Dec 2014 5:41am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful to hear !
And I see you have some rain there.. gives the image a lovely feel!

17 Dec 2014 5:57am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Santa Claus is coming to town ! a modern Santa

17 Dec 2014 7:59am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A modern Santa ))

17 Dec 2014 8:00am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

HA ha. An authentic Santa !!!

17 Dec 2014 8:05am

julie from France

Le changement climatique oblige ce vieux Père Noel à faire sa tournée en moto... :) Une image insolite, bravo ! Bonne journée Steve !

17 Dec 2014 8:23am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

The Santa toy ride by bikers seems to be an international phenomenon. We have one on our Mornington Peninsula. Love to watch all those black dressed riders laden with brightly coloured gifts. Often the bikes are decorated too.

17 Dec 2014 8:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

le mode de déplacement a changé

17 Dec 2014 8:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent capture and very worthy event. Good that you can document the ride each year.

17 Dec 2014 9:16am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Super scène de rue!! j'aime beaucoup

17 Dec 2014 9:52am

jean pierre from paris, France

il a bien changé le "traîneau du Père Noel"!! amitiés

17 Dec 2014 10:43am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, cool Santa !

17 Dec 2014 12:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Nice to see a Sullivan Santa

17 Dec 2014 1:19pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic portrait of a Santa rider. It looks a nice event.

17 Dec 2014 2:07pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot of a cool Santa. Nice find.

17 Dec 2014 2:53pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Une belle harley et le père noël superbe compo et vue.
Belle soirée

17 Dec 2014 3:52pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of the coordinator at this year's event. I found the Christmas helmet a good spin off design of the regular Christmas hat.

17 Dec 2014 4:10pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Oh a super Santa with his super bike. Great composition .

17 Dec 2014 4:22pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A very modern Santa Claus !!

17 Dec 2014 4:48pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a very attractive frame for this altruistic gentleman! what a worthy cause, and what an echo! 10,000 riders - hats off !!!
(i like his santa crash helmet ... ;-)

17 Dec 2014 5:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such a laid back Santa who appears to be modernized as he sits on his reindeer needed. :-) A great cause to be a part of which has such an impact!

17 Dec 2014 7:23pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

It must be fun and it must be a show. Very good candid capture.

17 Dec 2014 8:56pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors & reflections!

17 Dec 2014 9:27pm

francesco from Turin, Italy

papa-motard…. très sympa...

17 Dec 2014 10:33pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Everyone seems unfazed by his presence...

17 Dec 2014 10:49pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Santa at rest, waiting for his big event,

17 Dec 2014 11:05pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

10,000 riders, that must be absolutely spectacular ... Beautiful capture of this motorized Santa !!!

17 Dec 2014 11:47pm

vrinda from mangalore,Karnataka, India

welcome Santa!

18 Dec 2014 3:51am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


18 Dec 2014 7:39am

Kiki from Auvergne, France

:) He has not real beautiful reindeers but the real beautiful white beard this Santa Claus !

18 Dec 2014 1:33pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image. Love to see Santa in this atmosphere. :)

18 Dec 2014 7:03pm