Jingle Bell Run, Walk and Wheel

Get Your Jingle On for a Great Cause!

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.

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 700 children, youth, and adults with an intellectual disability.

Jingle Bell Run, Walk and Wheel

Sunday, November 13th at 10am
Ken Knapp Ford , 390 Talbot Street North, Essex, Ontario

  •  All participants receive a medal & t-shirt
  • Chip timing provided by WRACE
  • Entry Fee: $40 ($25 for ages 13 and under) Registration pricing is effective until November 4th . After November 4th it is an additional $5.
  • Little Elf Run for ages 6 & under! This event is FREE and begins at 9:45am
  • Pay Entry fee, or collect a minimum of $50 in pledges per person
  • NO Pets allowed  (ONLY working service dogs)


  • Online: Until 4pm on Tues, November 8th
  • On Race Day: Sunday, Nov 13th between 8am to 9:30am. Please note any registration after 9:30am is NOT entered for results.
  • At Ken Knapp Ford: Until 4pm on Tues, November 8th

Race Kit Pick-Up:

  • Ken Knapp Ford on Friday, November 11th  (10am to 4pm) and Saturday, November 12th 10am-4pm
  • On Race Day from 8am to 9:30am

Special 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.

Bob Blair

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.