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Monday 18 – Wednesday 27 January 2016

Incorporating the 26th 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.

Click here to view the Official Photography from this years Series (Events, Functions and Racing) – Serena Corporate Photography

The 2016 GIO Summer Down Under Series featured the following:  

Canberra International Track Meet – 2 evenings of racing at the Australian Institute of Sport Track on Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 January from 5:30pm. Click here for complete Canberra Track results in pdf format

Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Twilight racing at Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre on Sunday 24 January from 5.00pm. Click here for complete Sydney Track results in pdf format

Oz Day 10K – Road racing through Sydney’s The Rocks on Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January from 9.00am. The race was broadcast LIVE on SkyNews. Congratulations to Kurt Fearnley OAM (AUS) and Manuela Schar (SUI) on their 2016 wins in GIO Oz Day 10K. Overall Race Results – click here / Category Race results – click here. To watch all the thrills and spills of the race all over again click on the player below.

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Event Sponsors

Wheelchair Sports NSW would like to thank GIO for their ongoing major sponsorship as the Summer Down Under Series.

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Wheelchair Sports NSW would also like to thank the following support sponsors of the Series.

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Results from the 2015 Series can be found here:

Canberra International Track Meet –  Results can be found here

Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Results can be found here

Oz Day 10K –  Click here for the 2015 GIO Oz Day 10K race results

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

 

ABOUT US

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW. It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.

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