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 single road race to two international competitions, road and track events, and the event attracts the finest wheelchair athletes from across the globe.

With thanks to Serena Corporate Photography – images from the Series can be found here

The 2017 GIO Summer Down Under Series featured the following:  

Canberra International Track Meet – 2 evenings of racing at the Australian Institute of Sport Track on Friday 20 & Saturday 21 January 2017 (racing starts at 5:30pm). Results accessed here

Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Twilight racing at Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre on Tuesday 24 January from 5.00pm. Results can be found here.

Oz Day 10K – Road racing through Sydney’s The Rocks on Australia Day, Thursday 26 January from 9.00am. The race was broadcast LIVE on Sky News.

Race Results – Overall and by Category

Due to Sydney’s Light Rail roadworks the Oz Day 10K course has undergone a renovation! The start / finish line is outside the MCA on George St. Click here for a view of the new course map.



The video of the 2017 race can be found on the Wheelchair Sports NSW you tube channel – or click here.

A 5 min clip of the 2017 GIO Oz Day 10K can be found here

For highlights, news and more, follow us on the   WS NSW Facebook page

After the 2017 Summer Down Under Series a new event will be held in Denpasar (Bali) – the Denpasar Wheelchair Marathon. For information email Rodney Holt from Bali Sports Foundation

Event Sponsors

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.

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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 

Oz Day 10K –  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


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



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.