Create a fun and exciting way to exercise, no matter your age, ability, or strength.

Support and engage the community that our events take place in. 

Donates to a medical cause, all while preventing it at the same time, through our active events!

Making these events more accessible for the underserved population.

Our Commitment 

We are committed to bringing  Lorain County, Cleveland, and neighboring communities together in a fun and active way. We promise that every event will bring something new and challenging to overcome. Donations and ticket sales of every Huff and Puff event goes strictly to the proceeding cause and production costs. This event is produced by individuals who's soul purpose is to give back, and therefore take no compensation.

Hence the name- "Huff and Puff" was created by Respiratory Therapists. A combo of words that decribe running! We strive to not only cure diseases, but help promote a pro-active approach for the generations to come. We support a healthy enviroment and clean ecosystem. We work with the Litter Bugs to make our community a nicer place. 
"Healthy and Active Together"
  1. Year 3
    Year 3
    May 13-14
    The 3rd year was another success. This event was a 5K with 40 different obstacles, totaling over 100. We set a world record for the longest mud pit. We had over 400 participants and donation to the American Lung Association is TBD. Logo upgraded as well!
  2. The Begining
    The Begining
    Huff and Puff Racing started as just an LLC in 2015. It was initiated by Dylan Kadow to provide community service hours to BGSU Class of 2015 Respiratory Therapy Program. Check out our first logo.
  3. Year 1
    Year 1
    May 16 2015
    Our first event was a 5 Mile and 5K option with 15-20 obstacles. We had 97 participants and donated $200 to the American Lung Association. Check out the Logo update.
  4. Year 2
    Year 2
    May 21 2016
    A year went by and we started to get the hang of this event planning. This year was an 8K with 25 obstacles. End result was about 200 participants and donated $1,000 to the American lung association. Check out the mild Logo update.


Huff and Puff Racing Inc. is an event production company that puts on obstacle/adventure themed races. We are currently a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation devoted to funding medical research and causes. ​​

TAX ID #:  47-5416193

​All proceeds have gone to the American Lung Association in the years 2015-2017. 

Adopted by the Board of Directors on Novemeber 2015

Huff and Puff Racing Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Huff and Puff Racing Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Creator
My name is Dylan Kadow. I am the founder of Huff and Puff Racing. I have dedicated my life to helping others. Following high school I enlisted in the US Air Force to become a Pararescue Jumper however, I was disqualified due to my poor eyesight. This lead me to pursue college, where I continued my goal of helping others, this time in the medical field. During Respiratory Therapy School I had the unique leadership opportunity as class president to host a charity event for the American Lung Association. This event became an annual tradition, known as Huff and Puff Obstacle Run!
Our Community
Our community is what ultimately makes our events successful. From the support of our local businesses, schools, and people that make up our home town of Avon Lake and neighboring cities, we cannot thank you enough!
On behalf of Huff and Puff Racing, we would like to give a special thanks to the City of Avon Lake for their continuous support and patience through the years of building this company. The entire community came together to achieve the goal of making this successful.

Huff and Puff Racing is proud to represent the only race of its kind in Lorain County and the closest to Cleveland. This means we have a big responsibility of making sure our events will make a beneficial and positive impact on the communities around us. We strive to improve with every aspect of our company and would like to actively engage everyone around us. 
Sunset at Veterans Memorial Park in Avon Lake, OH

Giving Back

Our Efforts 

Our slogan says, "Healthy and Active Together". This means NO ONE is left out! We are dedicated to making these events more accessible for the underserved population and to anyone experiencing any type of adversity.

We have partnered with “ Obstacles Through Life ” a charity that reaches out to children and teens of inner city neighborhoods to encourage a positive and goal oriented direction. They do this through exercise, specifically training for obstacle races. Obstacle races bring a whole new level of training that includes every muscle of the body, mental toughness, and camaraderie. Those that run these races are some of the most positive and goal oriented people you will ever meet. These races are the perfect path to a positive direction in life. We supply free tickets for these children and teens to take part in an opportunity that they otherwise would never have. We are incredibly grateful for “Obstacles Through Life” for their dedication and selflessness to pursue this route. Therefore, we will support them at each and every one of our events. Please click here to view their endeavors.

We are also proactively reaching out to local substance rehabilitation centers in hopes to influence a new and healthy habit. These events can be decompressing, as well as a great support group for these individuals.
Huff and Puff Racing supports the Litterbugs of Cleveland! A healthy environment is very important to a healthy community. Make sure you do your part by marking sure you throw away all trash and try your best to recycle. 

Coming Soon!

The Huff and Puff Clean-Up Crew Challenge

Go on a run of any distance. When you find trash, do a set of pushups, burpees, situps, pull ups, jumping jacks, etc. Make sure you throw it away. Carry a lined backpack to throw away the garbage. If possible, post a video of your adventure for a chance to win FREE tickets to our next event!   

Best Ambassadors Ever!

A big shoutout to the people below who selflessly contribute their time and energy to help the Huff and Puff Racing Series!

  1. Dennis McWhorter
    Dennis McWhorter
  2. Melanie Woosley
    Melanie Woosley
  3. Dean Velasco Jr.
    Dean Velasco Jr.
  4. Aric Anderson
    Aric Anderson
  1. Korey Smerk
    Korey Smerk