Huff & Puff Fun Obstacle Run Avon Lake, Ohio

Huff And Puff was created to bring the adventure of obstacle racing to North East Ohio athletes and spectators alike… that means YOU! Athletes: Register Now for special presale pricing which includes race admission, parking, shuttle to and from race location, water and snack stations throughout the course, tee shirt, swag bag, athlete insurance, and hayride to afterparty with DJ, Food Trucks, and Wine @ Klingshirn Winery.   Purchase a spectator pass which includes hay rides throughout the course highlights, access to the afterparty with a DJ, Food Trucks, and other fun interactive vendors!  Spectators 21+ are invited to participate in our Wine Spectator package which includes all the Huff And Puff festivities PLUS wine, hors d’oeuvres, and swag bags! Proceeds will go to the American Lung Association!

  • RANKINGS: Huff And Puff puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but an endurance challenge which allows athletes to test their mental and physical strength for a great cause. 
  •  AGE LIMITS: Huff And Puff is open to athletes 18+ and 16 & 17 years of age with parental signature. Wine tasting is open to spectators, friends, and family 21+.
  •  INSURANCE PROTECTION: $12 per athlete ticket covers your insurance policy
  • ONSITE REGISTRATION: Onsite registry will be available. It will cost $10 more for racers. We will accept credit card. Cash ONLY for spectators.
  •  DISCOUNTS: Special Discounts offered to current and former military, law enforcement, fire squad, and groups of 5 or more! Email d.kadow@gmail for your code! All inquiries will receive personal responses within 24 hours.
  •  SAFETY FIRST: Obstacle difficulty ranges from simple to complex. All obstacles are OPTIONAL and athletes should not feel obligated to participate in any obstacle they do not feel comfortable attempting. As per all race event standards, basic First Aid stations will be positioned on the course as well as mobile restrooms, water / snack stations, and event assistants with mobile communication devices. In case of emergency, a dedicated ambulance will be on property for the duration of the event.
  •  REFUNDS: Refunds will be granted for any athlete who is unable to attend due to a verifiable medical condition. No other refunds will be granted for any reason. Refund requests for athletes may request refund by emailing d.kadow@gmail.com .
  •  PETS: Unfortunately pets are not permitted.
  •  TRAINING: This is a self-paced course, so no training should be needed. 5-6 miles in length, but you will be stopping every so often to complete an obstacle. However, we do encourage running and calisthenics to get your endurance up a few weeks prior to the race!

  • WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING: Wear weather appropriate comfortable athletic wear that you don’t mind getting muddy. Bring a change of clothes, towel, Proper Identification, printed waiver form, and money for after party food trucks, vendors, etc.
  •  BAG DROP / BAG CHECK: FREE and secure bag drop will be provided for athletes who wish to have their personal belongings available after the race.
  •  PARKING: FREE parking at the former Topps parking lot at the corner of Walker Road and Rt. 83 in Avon Lake. FREE shuttle to and from the Klingshirn Winery from Topps parking lot. FREE Hayride from start / finish line .5 miles to post-party location.
  •  CLEANUP STATION: A cleanup / water station will be positioned at the finish line for any athlete who wishes to hose off after their mudtastic run! Weiss Field Pavillions offer mens and womens restrooms for changing clothes.
  •  ARRIVE TIME: Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your start time to register in and stretch/warmup. Those that are parking at the Topps parking lot, please account for bus transportation time to make it to your waves time.
  •  MISS YOUR WAVE?: Waves are designed to hold a certain amount of participants for each wave. This maintains a constant flow throughout the course and prevents lines at each obstacle. Please make it to your correct time, however if you miss your wave we will arrange for you to run another wave time.
  •  QUESTIONS? Feel free to contact event organizers with questions; d.kadow@gmail.com

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About the Obstacle Course

Obstacles will range from simple to complex on this 6-7 mile run. There will be 26 different obstacles found throughout this race, with 40+ total obstacles to conquer! We encourage you to try every one of them, however you are not required to do anything you feel uncomfortable/unsafe doing. Crawl, run, jump, duck, climb, lift, and slide your way to the end!


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Ice Plunge

Jump into a freezing bath of water and make your way out the other side!

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Tire Wall

Takes more than strength and speed to complete this one. Test your finesse with this wobbly wall of tar!

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Rope Wall

Better hold on tight because this rope gets muddy really quick! Climb to the top of this 12 foot wall and gaze upon what comes next!

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Hill Climbs

There will be many hills to conquer in this race. They range from 7 to 60 feet, but don’ let the small ones get to you. I heard there was a lot of them…

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Vertical Wall

Slicker than a babies bottom. You are going to need team work to get over this one!

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Trenches

Get down and start crawling! You have about 30 feet to crawl through a dark and muddy trench!

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Hay Climb

You have to overcome more than allergies on this 12 foot stack of goodness!

About the Venue | Klingshirn Winery

Klingshirn Winery

grapes2Klingshirn Winery has been owned and operated by the Klingshirn family since 1935.  The concord vineyards on the farm were there before the Klingshirn’s, and date to over 100 yrs old.  Today, the winery is the last agricultural enterprise still existing in the city of Avon Lake. Their long history and attention to quality over the years have kept them at the top of the Ohio wine industry and an icon within the city. Always innovative, the vineyards have been added to over the years, and higher quality wine grapes have been succesfully grown and vinified.  However, some of the most winter tender wine grape varieties have not stood up to the harsh winters we’ve had recently, and thus a great deal of replanting will be taking place in the future.  In the meantime, vineyard trellises make for a great obstacle. Huff&Puff Fun Obstacle Run is  the only way the general public is able to get a good look at the Klingshirn farm.  Typically tours happen at the winery only.  Contestants and spectators of Huff&Puff  will have the opportunity to travel the full length and breadth of the Klingshirn property as they complete the course.  Wrap it up with a sampling of one of our wines, and the day will be a complete success. For complete information regarding the Klingshirn Winery, visit our website at www.klingshhirnwine.com.  Looking forward to seeing you on race day or any other day we’re here to serve you.

Lee Klingshirn,
President, wine maker, grape grower….


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