Athlete Information

OCU Head of the Oklahoma

The OCU Head of the Oklahoma includes 2.5 mile head racing during the day and 500m OGE NightSprints Saturday evening under permanent lights –  the only permanently lighted race course in the world. Events include collegiate, masters, and junior rowing as well as kayak and dragon boat racing.

Athletes and coaches, registration will open in fall 2018.

OGE NightSprints

The Oklahoma Regatta Festival OGE NightSprints illuminate the Oklahoma River so teams can compete at night under stadium lighting, creating a memorable experience for the racers and spectators alike! Join us in 2018 for these exciting 500 and 250 meter sprints featuring the corporate rowing and dragon boat league participants.


Paddle for the Cure

Paddle for the Cure is a friendly dragon boat competition benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate. The competition features teams of 20 paddlers and one drummer racing down the Oklahoma River. Each team receives a 60-minute practice session before racing under the lights at the OGE NightSprints. Teams are encouraged to register early to guarantee availability of their practice session.

Medals are awarded to the top three finishers. Cost is $650 per 20-person team.