(WICHITA, Kan.) — Safety concerns from the public, the Wichita Police Department, and the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office have driven a popular toy run to make changes. The Wichita Toy Run Committee has announced its run that attracts thousands of riders every year, will now be a rally.
Come November fourth, the historic Delano district will host the "Wichita Toy Run Rally." Long-time Delano resident and business owner Nancy Lawrence helped the Wichita Toy Run Committee with the change from a run… to a rally.
"Because the Toy Run they've had for 32 years was getting a little unsafe,” Lawrence said.
Last year's toy run ended with two injury crashes and reports of a small number of riders drinking before the event. Now, Instead of a run, riders will rally on Douglas between McLean and Seneca.
"They're going to have vendors and bands. They're going to have food. The toy run drop-off,” Lawrence said.