Race Director

Published: March 15, 2018

Kannan Sundararajan, also known as Coach Kay was born in Ooty and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ultramarathon running coach, fitness consultant and a motivational speaker. Coach Kay loves organizing events which brings in uniqueness and involves people from different background and age groups. After working for 24 years, he left his corporate career (LinkedIn profile) and founded KaysFIT Academy in 2016.

Since 2011, Coach Kay has been a regular runner and has been part of several marathon & ultra marathon events as a participant, pacer, mentor and event director. Kay is a back to back Comrades Marathon finisher. Kay has completed his first 100 miler at The Border 100 miler on the 22-23 Dec 2018 in 27:59:20, finishing 6/22 runners.

Coach Kay brings in his personal touch in anything that he does, he is a coach/mentor who brings in his deep knowledge on people, program and project management, excellence and attention to details into the world of sporting events to provide the "wow" experience to the participants and to the sponsors.

As a road safety ambassador Kay launched Be Safe! Be there to Save! campaign and has successfully completed #424242running (ran 42 marathons in 42 weeks in 42 different places) for spreading awareness on Road Safety from 2-Jul-2016 to 15-Apr-2017 in India.

Kay is also a winner of ALERT BEING AWARD – 2017, in the Individual Category for being a Real Life Hero and a Good Samaritan for saving lives/accident victims View #helpkirantoday campaign