Summer Down Under
Wednesday 18 – Friday 27 January 2017
Incorporating the 28th year of the iconic Oz Day 10K.
The Summer Down Under Wheelchair Road Racing Series is the highest profile wheelchair sporting event in Australia. The Series has grown from a road single race to two international competitions, road and track events, and attracts the finest wheelchair athletes from across the globe.
The 2017 GIO Summer Down Under Series will feature the following:
Canberra International Track Meet – 2 evenings of racing at the Australian Institute of Sport Track on Friday 20 & Saturday 21 January 2017 (times tbc)
Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Twilight racing at Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre on Tuesday 24 January from 5.00pm.
Oz Day 10K – Road racing through Sydney’s The Rocks on Australia Day, Thursday 26 January from 9.00am. The race will be broadcast LIVE on Sky News.
Athlete / Coach Information:
Click here for Entry Package information
After the 2017 Summer Down Under Series a new event will be held in Denpasar (Bali) on Sunday 29 January – the Denpasar Wheelchair Marathon. For information click here or email Rodney Holt from Bali Sports Foundation
Wheelchair Sports NSW would like to thank GIO for their ongoing major sponsorship as the Summer Down Under Series.
Wheelchair Sports NSW would like to thank the following support sponsors of the Series.
Click here to view the Official Photography from the 2016 Series (Events, Functions and Racing) – Serena Corporate Photography
Results from the 2016 Series can be found here:
Canberra International Track Meet – Click here for complete Canberra Track results in pdf format
Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Click here for complete Sydney Track results in pdf format
For the 2015 Oz Day 10K some of the athletes wore heart rate monitors and their chairs had cameras and GPS equipment strapped on. We were trying to capture live telemetry information for race watchers, athletes and coaches. Click here to see what the CREO media team have managed to capture and create, this footage was captured with thanks to Sho Watanabe (Japan) who placed 2nd in the Open Men’s Division
For highlights, news and more, follow us on the WS NSW Facebook page
The Oz Day 10K Hall of Fame can be found here