Dr.Sandesh Maruti Galande is race director of Mandesh marathon and founder of Vaduj runners foundation. Which is expenses bearing organization rather than nonprofit organization and this is unique and Mandesh marathon is also expenses bearing for our vaduj runners foundation.
Dr.Sandesh participated in run for Lalita in 2016 where he unable to run for 100m at that time he realize about his fitness. Then start running for fitness, but because of injury it goes away from running. Then finished his first half marathon at satara hill half marathon Sept 2017. Dr.Sandesh has run lot of half marathon ,full marathon and ultra-marathon ,ultra cycling races over India and abroad .He also participated in comrades marathon and ultimate human race in south Africa in June 2019.
During comrades marathon journey he realize uniqueness of comrades marathon concept to involve two cities so that direct involvement of peoples . They treat as festival so he plan to do Mandesh Marathon on 1st Dec 2019 based on comrade marathon concept .
This will be first time in India, marathon will starts from one city and ends to another city and next year it will be vice versa .This marathon will promote our Mandesh culture and we are trying to give Mandeshi touch to the entire event in every aspect of marathon such as in warm-up ,route support ,t-Shirts ,medals ,prizes we are giving lunch and breakfast.
Mandesh marathon managed entirely on volunteer basis to achieve this impossible things .He has led his team with vision and the team’s collective passion has led to Mandesh marathon. He leads by example, practices what he preaches and love to inspire and motivate other to take up running and fitness as a life style.