Clarksville, TN – Thousands of toys will be collected by Bikers Who Care (BWC) at this year’s Leslie W. Watson Memorial Charity Run and Party, a tradition of giving, now in its 41st year.
BWC has announced that this year’s Toy Run will return to its pre-pandemic glory with a full weekend of events, September 16-18, accompanying the nationally acclaimed Saturday afternoon ride from Clarksville Speedway to the Governor’s Square Mall, at which toys are delivered and picked up, and possibly provided to families in need over the Christmas period.
The 3-day event will feature live music and entertainment by AC/ZZ, Lone Watie, the Nightmasters, Ballistic Pintos, Music City Burlesque and other award-winning artists. Many traders will also be present.
Friday night’s headliner is Corey Farlow. He was named 2016 ICMA Best New Artist of the Year and received an award for his #1 song “Strong” which was number one on the ICM Power Source chart for four weeks and the Christian County Weekly chart for five weeks. .
Saturday night’s headliner is legendary songwriter Jeffrey Steele, who has penned over sixty hit songs for artists including Montgomery Gentry, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and more. .
Throughout the weekend, festival-goers can enjoy a variety of activities, including a tattoo contest, field events, a swap meet, a bike show, and more. There’s also free motorcycle camping on-site, plus drag races and bikini contests to keep everyone entertained.
Camping rates for motorhomes and campers are $25.00, cars or trucks $10.00. Doors open Friday noon.
Tickets are $40.00 at the door. Advance tickets are available online and start at just $35.00. Tickets allow full access to all events for all three days. $10.00 bottomless draft tickets are also available.
The Toy Run is Saturday, September 17. Proceeds will be donated to children’s charities Camp Rainbow and BWC. Riders will line up at noon at Clarksville Speedway. Admission to Toy Run is one toy or cash donation per person.
The caravan will leave Clarksville Speedway around 1:00 p.m., with up to 1,500 motorcycles expected. The event is open to anyone who rides and any type of motorcycle.
Everyone is invited to participate or simply come and watch the show. For more information, visit www.bikerswhocare.org.
For tickets, go to www.bikerswhocare.ticketleap.com/bwctoyrun22.