Be Part of a Record-Breaking Experience

fist bump FB

Your chance to be part of a record-breaking experience will happen on May 30 at 10 a.m. along the shores of Lake Erie in Fairport Harbor. Organizers of the annual Health in the Harbor event have planned to set a record for the “Largest Fist Bump Explosion Chain” to kick-off this year’s event which runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Everyone is invited to be part of the fun and help set the record! To participate, simply be on the Fairport Harbor beach by 10 a.m. and you will be lined up, two-by two, in preparation for fist bumping. Once the line is formed and participants are across from each other, the fist bump explosion chain will begin at one end and continually be performed down the line of people. Each bump will be counted as it is performed. In order to be considered for a record, both audio and video need to be documented and submitted into Record Setter.

“We thought this would be a great opportunity to give our attendees a fun experience and bring some notoriety to Lake County,” states Kathy Milo, Director of Health Promotion and Planning for the Lake County General Health District. The Health District will be notified within one week if the record has indeed been set for the “Largest Fist Bump Explosion Chain.”

In addition to the fun of setting a record, 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 participate in the free fitness classes, which begin with a 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. yoga class, followed by family boot camp from 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m., Zumba on the beach from 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. and a FitKick class from 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. A towel or mat is needed for the yoga class.

Health and wellness exhibitors will line the beachfront providing products and service information along with activities including water fun, kayak experience, paddleboard, Twister (large and inflatable), Frozen obstacle course and beach art all on the shores of Lake Erie to the sounds of music played by the event DJ. Free health screenings will be provided by Lake Health. Health in the Harbor is a great opportunity to try something new!

Health in the Harbor is hosted by community leaders Lake County General Health District, Lake County YMCA, Lake Health, Lake Metroparks and the Village of Fairport Harbor, with support from Lake News, Mimi Vanderhaven, The News-Herald and WINT 1330 AM. For all the Health in the Harbor information visit or call 440-350-2447.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold