Brenda Vorster, manager of George Airport who has sponsored the race several times and says a key interest this year will be to see how the wheelchair athletes cope with various changes to the course route.
“While the race distances are the same, it will be really interesting to see how the winning times compare to those of previous years”, says Vorster.
“In a town such as George where the airport is an integral role player in the tourism economy, we are truly privileged to be able to practically demonstrate our support for the town and our ethos of moving people and changing lives.” says Vorster.
She concludes that while George Airport has always been compliant with standards on accessibility for all passengers, the thousands of wheelchair athletes that have used the airport over the years have offered many helpful recommendations on further improvements to our infrastructure. This has resulted in the airport being amongst the best in terms of disabled accessibility within the country”.
Vorster believes the event highlighted that George Airport has the capacity and ability to support the increasing numbers of visitors using it as a gateway to the Garden Route and the surrounding region.