gio-and-sdu-logo-2017Wednesday 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

register now

 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

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.