The Toy Run is South Africa’s largest motorcycle ride, and it’s all for charity. Every year near the end of November, tens of thousands of bikes rally together for give joy to the needy children of South Africa. Thousands of toys are strapped to bikes and paraded through the major capital cities. Please support Toy Run Cape Town on 18-11-18.
Whether you donate toys & gifts or funds, you immediately change the lives of children in need in homes, orphanages, places of safety and hospitals around the Western Cape – YOU can make the difference! The Toy Run Cape Town needs more toys to be donated – LOTS more. If you would like to donate a gift or toy but cannot attend the event, you can purchase a toy from our toy registry which will go directly to a needy child by clicking THIS LINK
Members of the public are welcome to attend the main Toy Run event to see the motorcycles (or on yours if you have one) and to be part of one of the largest charity events in the country.
The motorcycle run itself is free – starting from Grand West in the North and the Grand Parade in the City of Cape Town CBD, and ending at Killarney International Raceway Potsdam Road Table View. You can do the run or go directly to the end venue and can enter Killarney to make your donation of toys and gifts for FREE. Please pre-register to participate on the FREE ride HERE.
Should you wish to enter the Event Arena, where we will have live music in the form of amazing local bands, comedy, stalls, the bar area and other entertainment, you will need to purchase a ticket. Event Arena general access (R30pp under 14’s FREE) & VIP areas (adults only) can be purchased online at http://qkt.io/TR2018
Any excess funds will be used to further the project plans for the Toy Run Charity and purchase additional toys and gifts for the many hundreds of homes, orphanages, places of safety, hospitals, organisations and disadvantaged communities that rely on the Toy Run to provide toys and gifts for the children in need.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE TOY RUN CAPE TOWN 2018 to help the children…?
Official, organized, marshaled ride from start venue to end venue @ Killarney International Raceway – Services for this part of the event include ambulance service en route, marshals, traffic services, application process etc.
PLEASE DO NOT JOIN THE RUN ALONG THE WAY – Please only participate by starting at one of the two official start venues.
Please pre-register to participate on the FREE ride HERE. https://www.quicket.co.za/events/38834-toy-run-cape-town-2018/#/preregistration
General access area to donate / drop -off toys & gifts at Killarney Pit Area – Services for this part of the event includes marshals, traffic services, security, safety, medical services, cleaning, badge sales, t-shirt sales, refreshments sales, application process.
Paid access to Event Arena, Bar & Club-House – Services for this part of the event includes marshals, security, safety, medical services, cleaning, live music, other entertainment, PRIZE DRAW, stalls, motorcycle displays, badge sales, tshirt sales, refreshments sales, dedicated children’s play area, application process
Tickets for the main Event Arena: General Access (R30pp under 14’s FREE) & VIP areas (adults only) can be purchased online at http://qkt.io/TR2018
World championship motorsport is back at the Killarney International Raceway with the second edition of the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa on 24 and 25 November 2018. As before, when almost 30 000 fans packed the specially built stands for the first World Rallycross event ever in sub-Saharan Africa in November 2017, it’s the final event of the WRX season; there are scores to be settled and championship positions to be decided.
With the sole exception of defending champion Johann Kristofersson, who has already clinched his second World Rallycross title, the world’s top exponents of this action-packed sport have nothing to lose, everything to gain and just one chance to get it.
That’s a recipe for no-holds-barred, all-action racing throughout the field – including Mr Kristofferson, since there is immense prestige in being able to say “I beat the world champion at one of the fastest circuits on the calendar”. Kristofersson will come to Cape Town with a huge target on the back of his Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, and he is young enough at 29 to feel the pressure. Don’t expect him to play it safe; he’ll be out there with a point to prove.
World Rallycross combines the best of rallying, motorcycle supercross and oval-track stock car racing into a quickfire, adrenalin charged format that delivers non-stop action. The cars look like the rally versions of familiar hatchbacks such as the Audi S1, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20, Peugeot 208, Renault Megane and Volkswagen Golf – but they’re stripped out and reskinned with replica body panels in fibreglass and carbon fibre so that they weigh just 1300kg ready to go, including the driver.
Under the bonnet there’s a highly-tuned two-litre turbopetrol four delivering an incredible 440kW and 800Nm, driving all four wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. The gearing is deliberately kept very low since all rallycross circuits are short and tight; the one at the Killarney International Raceway has unusually long straights and it’s still just one kilometre long overall.
The result is an utterly brutal little vehicle with ferocious performance; a rallycross car will hit its rev limiter in top gear at less than 200km/h but it will get there faster than anything this side of a Top Fuel dragster, typically 0-100km/h in less than two seconds – significantly quicker than a Formula One car. As former F1 world champion Jenson Button put it, “These cars are awesome, what you dream about as a kid”, and it is his stated ambition to race in this series.
It gets better: Rallycross is run on tight, gnarly stadium-style layouts, part tarmac and part dirt, with nasty little jumps where the cars get completely airborne. Each race is just four laps, so there’s no time for strategy – it’s flat out from the moment the lights go out.
Either four or five cars line up for the start, but there’s only space for three abreast going into Turn 1, so there’s usually paint traded within 200 metres of the start. It’s very much a contact sport and there are often bits of fibre-glass bumpers and body panels scattered around the circuit after a race. American crowd favourite Ken Block famously left so much of his Ford Fiesta’s bodywork out on the track during the semifinals at the 2017 Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa that the car was under the minimum weight after the race and he was disqualified!
Then there’s the Joker, a longer – but faster – loop around part of the circuit, which each driver has to take once during every race. This almost always shakes up the pecking order, especially if one or two drivers leave it for the last lap, in which case it’s elbows out and the devil take the hindmost in the run down to the final corner.
It’s all over in less than five minutes and you’ll scarcely have time to catch your breath before the cars line up for the next race. There’s non-stop action for two full days, with qualifying, heats, semifinals and finals in three classes, and the best part is that you can see practically the entire circuit from anywhere on the grandstands or the general admission area, which is where you’ll find the most enthusiastic – and loudest – fans.
Book at Ticketpro; prices for the weekend start at R430 for general admission, to R750 on the grandstands, with hospitality packages from R2500. For more information go to www.fiaworldrallycross.com.
Due to popular demand from motorsport enthusiasts who want to be part of the 2018 Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November but who can’t make it on both days, the organisers have now made available day passes for either Saturday or Sunday.
A day pass to the General Admission area, for either day, costs just R280 for an adult and R140 for a teenager aged 12-16, while entry for under 12’s accompanied by an adult is still free. On-site parking for the day costs R140 – or just R50 for a motorcycle – while off-site parking, 400 metres down Potsdam Road at the Theologian College, costs just R100 for the day.
Also available is an easy-access dedicated area for wheelchair-bound visitors; a weekend pass for one wheelchair and one helper costs R750 for the two tickets.
Book at Ticketpro; beware of scalpers selling tickets at ‘discount’ prices, as the organisers are aware of cloned tickets with invalid, duplicated barcodes.
TICKET PRICES: (New day-pass prices in red)
General Admission, Weekend Pass with limited paddock access: R430
General Admission, Day Pass Saturday/Sunday: R280
General Admission, 12-16, Weekend Pass with limited paddock access: R220
General Admission, 12-16, Day Pass Saturday/Sunday: R140
General Admission, under 12, Weekend Pass with limited paddock access: FREE
General Admission, under 12, Day Pass Saturday/Sunday: FREE
Grandstand Seating, Weekend Pass with limited paddock access: R750
Grandstand Seating, Day Pass Saturday/Sunday: R500
For the Wheelchair / Disabled Area please email email@example.com to book tickets:
Weekend Pass for one wheelchair and one helper: R750 for the two tickets
On-site Parking, Weekend Pass: R280
On-site Parking, Day Pass Saturday/Sunday: R140
On-site Parking, Day Pass Saturday/Sunday – Motorcycles: R50
Off-site Parking, Weekend Pass: R220
Off-site Parking, Day Pass Saturday/Sunday: R100
Off-site parking is at Theologian College, next to McCarthy Toyota opposite the Potsdam Taxi rank, about a 400 metre walk from Killarney International Raceway (Gate 1).