The GKS Law 10km wheelchair race is expected to draw a competitive field and open the event up to people of all abilities when it’s added to the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run program this year.
Registrations have opened for the category along with the GKS Law 10km, the 5km, Sesame Lane 3km and Redcliffe Markets 21km events.
Elite wheelchair athlete Natasha Price typically competes in marathons but says a shortage of road races also forced her on the track to compete in shorter events such as 100m, 200m and 400m.
She says being able to compete in the GKS Law Wheelchair 10km race was “fantastic news”.
“For a long time, we’ve been saying there needs to be more events for us to participate in. We want to develop athletes, so they can represent our country but can’t because it’s so hard to find events they can take part in,” she explains.
“I can imagine a lot of Queensland athletes that will want to do it. At the moment, there’s the Gold Coast Marathon and Bridge to Brisbane and that’s about it in South East Queensland.”
She predicts the Jetty 2 Jetty will appeal to day chair users and elite racers.
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