Jingle Bell Run, Walk and Wheel

The Jingle Bell Run, Walk & Wheel is an annual event hosted by Ken Knapp Ford in beautiful downtown Essex in support of Community Living Essex County and this year we’re celebrating 26 years! Join us VIRTUALLY!

The Jingle Bell Run, Walk & Wheel’s mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle and inclusive communities. The proceeds raised from this fabulous, festive event are directed to Community Living Essex County, a not-for-profit organization providing supports and services to over 750 children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability.

The Virtual Jingle Bell Run, Walk & Wheel offers a 2K walk/run, a 5K walk/run, and a 10K run! Participate anywhere and anytime between December 4-7, 2020! Enter your race time manually into Race Roster or by using the Runkeeper app. 

Bring your family or social circle together, get festive, get active and get your jingle on! Run, walk or wheel in your neighborhood, at your favorite park or trail! Join us virtually for this wonderful event and get rewarded with a Race Kit that includes a neck gaiter and great discounts to local stores and restaurants! You can pick up your Race Kit in person or choose to have it shipped to you for a fee. Register before November 16th to guarantee Race Kit pick up before the event. Medals will be mailed to you after the event.


Click here to Register

Collect Pledges and WIN prizes – download pledge form here

  • Raise $200 or more: free registration for the 2020 Jingle Bell Run
  • Raise $300 or more: free registration for the 2020 Jingle Bell Run and $30 Tim Horton’s Gift Card
  • Top Youth Fundraiser:  $50 amazon.ca Gift Card
  • Top adult fundraiser: $50 LCBO Gift Card

Thank you to Ken Knapp Ford in Essex for their ongoing support of this inclusive community fundraising event!

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.

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.