Meet The Team
We are a team of passionate and experienced trailrunners, united by a shared love for discovering and traveling to races and events all over the world. We believe Hong Kong has some of the best trails in the region, and that there is a demand for races and events here that are accessible to all skill levels, organised to an exceptionally high quality and standard.
Runner, Teacher, Acrobat
Steve started his foray into being an RD by successfully organising and directing the inaugural Hard As Nayls and The Great Relay Hong Kong events in 2015.
He was a partner and founding member of Hong Kong's newest specialist trail running store - GoneRunning - and a self confessed gear head.
Runner, Writer, Creative
Nic grew up in Hong Kong and fell in love with it's plethora of trail systems while running with his high school cross country team.
As a passionate trail and ultra runner, he has been a vocal advocate for the sport and it's community. He co-founded the Country of Origin race in 2015 to bring something different to a heavily saturated racing calendar, where the focus was on a fun and accessible national team format.
Runner, Innovator, Aspiring Chef
Michael is a Sydney-born accomplished runner and triathlete, and father to two beautiful girls. He enjoys traveling around the world on the hunt for new trails and also loves to cook and drink fine wines.
Michael manages event sponsors, race logistics and finances.
DERK VAN DEN HEUVEL
Dutch, Tall, Triathlete.
Derk is a proud Dutchman, passionate triathlete and father to three sporty kids. Derk loves trail running for the opportunity it brings to discover a different side to Hong Kong. He works with other RaceBase staff on race day logistics for our events.
Isaac is in charge of making sure everything gets where it is supposed to be on race day! As our go-to man for organising van pick ups and drop offs, the races simply wouldn't be a success without his insight and experience in ensuring smooth delivery and transfer of food, drink and equipment between checkpoints.
MEDIA & PR
Frances is a familiar face around the trails and races in Hong Kong and has volunteered her time at many of the events around the city.
As well as handling all media and PR duties for RaceBase, Frances helps with local logistics management and communications.