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About ZENdurance

ZENdurance fuels the mind and body to live a healthy & active endurance lifestyle

ZENdurance is a premier endurance lifestyle company focused on promoting active and healthy living across India through endurance events at unique venues. Our objective is to develop a culture that emphasizes endurance activities as natural as breathing. We will deliver the necessary resources for everyone to embrace this life.

ZENdurance advocates physical activity and competition in endurance events. We will support you with global best practices in health & fitness, qualified physical and mental training. And provide a forum to share your passion with a like-minded global community. We will provide measuring tools in the form of frequent activities and competitive events so you can gauge your progress.

ZENdurance utilizes technological tools in organizing, implementing and conducting all its events including timing chips, online registration, website, social, mobile media and all related logistics. This approach allows us to focus on organizing participant friendly activities and events which will provide pertinent data to continually challenge you. We will deliver high quality creative events which will ensure an incredible experience and leave you wanting more and provide a basis to interact with a likeminded community.

It’s all in the details

Much of our success comes from our customer-service first outlook. Our philosophy is simple… design events with the athlete in mind. We make it a point to know about the terrains, infrastructure, safety, convenience and the community.

We are about providing a memorable experience and leaving an impression; so that our participants become our brand ambassadors. And the venue becomes a ‘home’ we all want to visit time and again.

We conduct a thorough site inspection of each race location. As a result, we are able to select the best, most conveniently-located accommodations. We worry about where to stay, how to get you to and from the airport, what types of restaurants are near your hotel and how to get around town, all so you won’t have to. We anticipate all of the things you may need during the week and we plan for them all.

Upcoming Events

  • ZENdurance Spirit Run, Nashik @ Sula Vineyards (17 November 2013)
  • ZENdurance Triathlon, Lavasa (08 December 2013)
  • ZENdurance Sports Camp, Leh (June 2014)
  • ZENdurance Ladakh, Nubra (19/20 July 2014)
  • ZENdurance Tour of Ladakh cycling (August 2014)

Events (in planning stage)

  • Desert Challenge
  • Konkan Ultra Run

Expertise Developed Over the Years

Deepak Patel & Ashish Shah’s diverse experience is the foundation on which ZENdurance conducts all its events.

Deepak’s roots in endurance events were firmly planted in 1987 when Valerie Silk, then owner of Ironman Hawaii, approached him about coordinating athlete logistics for her event. He learned right away that this special group of athletes required more than just someone to book tickets and make hotel reservations, and our customer service philosophy made us the right people to create the perfect service. He implemented a comprehensive logistics plan that integrated travel, training, community and cultural immersion to offer each participant with an unforgettable experience. The success of this plan led to Deepak consulting with numerous international events to bring a similar experience to their community. Footprints of Deepak’s plan still exist at global events like Ironman, Eco-Challenge, Mild Seven Adventure races and more.

Ashish brings extensive General Management experience from his 20 years in the corporate sectors in USA, Hong Kong and India. He has held senior management positions in companies such as PepsiCo, Allianz, HDFC and eBaoTech. At present, Ashish co-chairs the Entrepreneurial Development Group of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Youth wing. Ashish got introduced to endurance events with participation in the 1st Mumbai Marathon. In addition to all the 10 Mumbai marathons, Ashish has raced and finished Washington DC, Jaipur and Nairobi marathons. As a trekking and cycling enthusiast, he has always been partial to Ladakh. When the opportunity to organize 100K ultra marathon with a climb up to Khardung La presented itself, he jumped into the project. Anyone who meets Ashish will immediately see his passion in the 100K, 42K & 21K run courses. They are challenging, inspiring, beautiful courses that draw you into the essence of Ladakh. ZENdurance Ladakh draws much of its success from its Run Course and the complimenting Acclimatization Program.

As a team we are fascinated with exploring new venues and meeting new people which puts us on the right path as we put our event model to work at unique locations across India.

Tried and True: What our clients say

“Very satisfied with the professionalism, value and follow-through each and every time.”
Ariez K, Mumbai

“Zendurance Ladakh trip experience gave me inspiration to be mentally stronger and physically more active on daily basis. Thanks to you guys for the idea of Zendurance.” Manju V, Hyderabad

“I am extremely impressed with this company and you have my business for all of my international races. Thank you for all the work you put into making this trip so successful.” Carrie H, Columbus, OH

“Thank you for a great experience. You both made us feel at home in Ladakh!”
Sunita T, Hyderabad

‘Wow, what a beautiful 42K run course! Absolutely gorgeous!”
Pranav M, Mumbai

“Kudos to Ashish & Deepak for an extremely well organized event.”
Viraj S, Mumbai