Amherstburg – After a three year hiatus, bells will be ringing again in downtown Amherstburg as hundreds of jolly participants run and walk in support of the local environment at Essex Region Conservation’s Super Santa Walk/Run/Wheel on Saturday, November 18, starting at 5 p.m.
A sea of Santas will flood the streets along the five-kilometre route, which winds its way through downtown Amherstburg and highlights a number of historic sites, including Fort Malden and Navy Yard Park. The event also kicks off the spectacular Amherstburg River Lights Festival.
“This is event is fun for the whole family. In addition to promoting healthy and active living, it is a great way to kick off the holiday season,” said Danielle Breault Stuebing of Essex Region Conservation. “It’s always amazing to watch nearly five-hundred Santas fill the streets in support of conservation efforts.”
“While the event has always been inclusive, based on feedback received, this year ‘Wheel’ has been added to the title to ensure it is abundantly clear that all are welcome,” Breault Stuebing adds. “For this event, ‘wheel’ refers to wheelchairs, scooters used for mobility assistance, walkers and strollers.”
Registration fees are $49 per adult and $39 for children under 16. All participants will receive a free Santa suit to wear for the run, including a jacket, pants, belt, beard, and hat. Teams of ten or more will receive $4 off per participant, so grab your friends, cousins, and co-workers to join in the jolly fun – and save!
All funds raised support local conservation. If you are not able to participate, consider being one of Santa’s helpers as a volunteer marshal along the route. The event is a great opportunity for high school students to fulfill their required community hours.
For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.