In January of 2011, Building & Earth founding Principal Deepa Bhate lost a very close family friend, Sundeep Caplash. At only 38 years old, he was hit by a car while training for the Mercedes Half Marathon.
Not willing to rest on their laurels, the Caplash family and friends decided to participate in the Mercedes Marathon to honor Sundeep’s memory. The Bhate family is a part of the ‘Caplash Crew.’ Every February, Deepa and her husband gather with a group of friends to walk the Mercedes Half Marathon in his honor. They have now participated three times, and plan to continue the tradition in 2014.