TAC backs Wheelchair Athletes’ Challenge
The enormously-popular TAC Wheelchair Athletes’ Challenge will be held for the sixth time at the 2013 Great Ocean Road Marathon Festival.
The 14km event from Apollo Bay to Paradise and back is open to all wheelchair-bound athletes, regardless of ability.
Great prizes are assured. For the past five years, the winner has received an all-expenses paid trip to the Honolulu Marathon. In 2013, it will be the Singapore Marathon.
Janet Dore, chief executive officer of the Transport Accident Commission, said the TAC was proud to support the 2013 Wheelchair Athletes’ Challenge.
“The challenge has become a key event on the international racing calendar of Australia’s best wheelchair athletes,” Janet said.
“It’s the sixth year this event has run as part of the Great Ocean Road Marathon, giving talented wheelchair athletes the chance to compete on one of the world’s most iconic roads.”
Congratulations to the 2012 winner Brett McArthur, whose prize was an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the Honolulu Marathon. Brett also won the Great Ocean Road event in 2008 and 2009.
“The TAC’s role is to reduce trauma on Victoria’s roads and support those involved in transport accidents,” Janet said.
“The Great Ocean Road Marathon’s TAC Wheelchair Athletes’ Challenge inspires people injured in transport accidents as they work towards independence.”
To enter the TAC challenge on Saturday, May 18, please click here
This TAC sponsored event, will be conducted as a stand alone event, from Apollo Bay to Paradise and return starting at 12.30p.m.
To download information on Wheelchair Challenge , please click here Wheelchair entry info colour 2013
N.B.!! This event is open to people with disabilities.
It is NOT open to HAND-CYCLISTS.