Dr. Sandeep Suryakant Kate is the Founder & Chairman of the 'Satara Runners Foundation', a non profit organization, which organises the Satara Hill Half Marathon.
He started running for fitness in 2012. Finishing his first Half Marathon at Corbett National Park in April 2012 inspired him to dream of organising a half marathon event in Satara, his home town. His wife Suchitra was the first person to follow him on this new journey. The couple was soon joined by friends & family, who came together to organise the first edition of the now iconic 'Satara Hill Half Marathon', on 7th October 2012.
Managed entirely on a volunteer basis, the SHHM has become a symbol of the collective power of a community, working together as a Team, to achieve the seemingly Impossible. He has led his team with vision & the Team's collective passion has led to SHHM being recognised as one of the most desirable running events in the world.