Jingle Bell Run, Walk and Wheel

Jingle Bell Run a ringing success raising $12,000


The 2019 Jingle Bell Run, Walk and Wheel was held on Sunday, November 10th at Ken Knapp Ford in Essex. A total of 534 participants of all ages, dressed in all types of Christmas attire joined in to celebrate the 25th annual running of the event. The event has raised thousands of dollars for Community Living Essex County in support of over 750 people with an intellectual disability throughout Essex County.

“We want to thank participants and our many volunteers from across Essex County who came out in support of Community Living Essex County”, stated James Knapp, Chair of the 2019 Jingle Bell Run Steering Committee.  “The event had everyone from competitive runners to casual walkers, together for a great cause”. Knapp adds, “This year was extremely special in that we not only celebrated our 25th anniversary, but we honored our long time Chair and catalyst for the event, the late Bob Blair.”


A full listing of those who participated and finished first in their categories is available online at www.wrace.org.


Make plans to join us for the 2020 Jingle Bell Run, Walk & Wheel to be held on Sunday, November 8th at Ken Knapp Ford.  Look for more details soon.

In Memory of Bob Blair

April 3, 1935-February 23, 2019


Through his many years of volunteer work as Chair of the annual Jingle Bell Run, Walk and Wheel, hosted by Ken Knapp Ford in support of Community Living Essex County, Bob Blair has left a lasting legacy with all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.

Bob’s zest for life, dedication to friends, family and those he cared so deeply for at Community Living Essex County will continue to live on.  We will always remember Bob and as each walker, runner and wheeler is welcomed across the finish line each year at the Jingle Bell Run with a high five, Bob’s spirit will live on.


Volunteers are always welcome on race day! If you’re looking to get involved in your community, feel free to fill out our volunteer application form by clicking here and you will be contacted shortly. Help is always needed for race set-up, during the race at the kilometer markers to cheer on our participants, and after the race serving the beverages and snacks.

Don’t forget to follow our social channels for reminders and other details about race day! Share our posts to encourage others to come out to the 25th Annual Jingle Bell Run, Walk & Wheel.

Sponsorships are always welcome!

Find out how you can show your support. You can contact Tony DeSantis, Manager of Community Relations and Resource Development at 519-776-6483 ext 246 or by email at tony@communitylivingessex.org.

Photos from Past Years

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