Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060
May 24, 2018


May 24, 2018

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                              CONTACT:  KATHY MILO (440) 350-2447

May 23, 2018                                                                                                                 LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT    

Spend the last Saturday in May having fun along the shores of Lake Erie!

The JUST RUN Lake County event will be held on Saturday, May 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Village of Fairport Harbor along the shores of Lake Erie and will be held rain or shine. This one-day free event is one you and your children won’t want to miss! This event is an opportunity to empower families, children and adults to live healthier lives through active lifestyles.

Over 1,750 registered students from thirty-five schools will participate in the JUST RUN® Lake County 5K race. The runners will run through the Village of Fairport Harbor and finish at the bottom of the hill. Family and friends are welcome to come and cheer on the kids. There is parking by the beach and on the side streets throughout the Village of Fairport Harbor.

Residents from all over Northeast Ohio will have the opportunity to spend the day experiencing a variety of free interactive events and activities! All family members can experience kayaking, paddleboarding and other fun activities for free! Health and wellness exhibitors will be present from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Food trucks and healthy snacks will also be available to purchase. This is a great opportunity to try something new!

 JUST RUN Lake County is sponsored by Lake County General Health District, Lake County United Way, Mentor Police Athletic Association, Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, the Lake County Captains, Chick-fil-A, Applebee’s, CoreLIFE, the Lakeland Foundation, CT Consultants, Paramount Advantage, Lake County YMCA, Lake Health, Second Sole, Greater Cleveland XC, and the Village of Fairport Harbor. For more information about JUST RUN Lake County, visit or call 440-350-2447.

If you would like to be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card, be sure to stop by the Lake County Health District table. You will be given gloves and a zip lock bag to collect tobacco waste products along the beach area. All students and family members are encouraged to participate. This will not be a contest of who cleans up the most, as any participation in the clean-up will earn you a ticket into the raffle!


Marianne Rusnak
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