GIO Oz Day 10k Wheelchair Race

GIO Oz Day 10k Wheelchair Race is finished


26 January 2018
8:00am – 10:30am


The Rocks NSW

Some of the world’s best wheelchair athletes will converge on Sydney to battle it out in the GIO Oz Day 10k race.

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Accessible event

$Free access

To get a glimpse of internationally acclaimed wheelchair athletes whizzing by at exhilarating speeds, head to George Street in The Rocks and Hickson Road for the best vantage points.

Get in early to enjoy a free breakfast from 8am, courtesy of GIO. The BBQ is under the Cahill Expressway on George Street. 

Cheer on athletes from Australia, Canada, Japan, USA, Great Britain, Thailand and France. 

The Governor of NSW, General David Hurley, will start the race. The start/finish line is outside the Museum of Contemporary Art and the best vantage points are George Street in The Rocks and Hickson Road. 

The race will be broadcast LIVE on Sky News. This race is the last international competition before the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April.

For more information, visit the Wheelchair Sports NSW website, like the Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter using #OzDay10K. #pushwheeliehard   #wheelieracinglife

The GIO Oz Day 10k Wheel Chair Race is supported by The Rocks.


The full GIO Summer Down Under Wheelchair Road Racing series runs from 9 to 27 January. Other events in the series include:

  • Sydney Race on Rollers – Take on Paralympians in an exhilarating 60 second sprint on January 9 and 10 at Fitness First Bondi Junction
  • Canberra International Track Meet – Two evenings of racing at the Australian Institute of Sport Track on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2017
  • Sydney Mentor Clinic – International athletes train Australia’s most promising juniors on Tuesday 23 January
  • Sydney Twilight Track Meet – Twilight racing at Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre on Wednesday 24 January

The Summer Down Under Wheelchair Track and Road Racing is sponsored by GIO Insurance.

Visit Wheelchair Sports NSW for more information about Summer Down Under.


Wheelchair Sports NSW is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sports in NSW. Since 1961 the organisation has made sport available to those in the community affected by spinal injury, spina bifida and similar disabilities. The strong success of the Paralympians at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympics has succeeded in increasing the profile of wheelchair sports in NSW and made many of the athletes household names across Australia. 

This event is supported by The Rocks.

Dos and don'ts

DO NOT BYO. BYO alcohol and glass are not permitted in Bradfield Park in North Sydney, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, including the Overseas Passenger Terminal and Dawes Point.

DO check out the health and safety tips

Public transport

Plan ahead and leave the car at home. The best way to get around on Australia Day is by public transport using an Opal Card.

If travelling by train, please allow some extra travel time. 

Visit for details on train, bus, light rail and ferry services. 

Road closures

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place for Australia Day.

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