Oklahoma Regatta Festival
Oklahoma Regatta Festival
The Oklahoma Regatta Festival returns to the Oklahoma River September 29 to October 1, 2023.
OGE NightSprints will be held Friday night, 5-10p, for RIVERSPORT Corporate Rowing and Dragon Boat League championships. More than 25 local teams competed in last year’s races – see medalists and the full list of teams below.
Collegiate, masters and juniors racing in the OCU Head of the Oklahoma happens on Saturday, 8a-4:30p, and Sunday, 8a-noon.
Last year’s cup winners included:
- Norick Cup – Alabama Crew, First-place finisher of the Men’s Collegiate Eight Head Race
- Ackerman Cup – University of Alabama, First-place finisher of the Women’s Collegiate Eight Head Race
- Schnittman Cup – Oklahoma City University, First-place finisher of the Men’s Collegiate Four Head Race
Corporate Whitewater League Championship racing will be held on Sunday this year, along with a new whitewater rafting event!
Athletes and guests alike can look forward to RIVERSPORT adventures plus food trucks and lots of family fun!
RIVERSPORT 2022 Corporate Rowing League Teams
This corporate season included 12 teams representing 10 companies and private groups. Medalists at this year’s championships included…
Co-ed Novice Final
Gold – Greater OKC Chamber AC Emma Attig
Silver – Love’s Water Benders AC Breana Downey
CRL Co-ed Experienced Final
Gold – Oklahoman Press Row AC Trent Phanestein
Silver – OKC Respond Women FD Fireball messy AC Nicole Bauman
Bronze – Love’s Eight of Hearts AC Haly Little
Our complete list of teams includes:
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
OKC Responders Fire Department
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
Love’s Travel Stops
2022 Fall Dragon Boat League
Championship medalists include
Gold – Creative Kids Paddle Junkies S-Amir
Silver – Loves Queen of Hearts
Bronze – Dragon Slayers
Gold – Dragon Slayers
Silver – The Love’s Boat
Our complete list of competing teams includes
Spanish Cove 1
Spanish Cove 2
Spanish Cove 3
Spanish Cove 4
Love’s Queen of Hearts
2021 Oklahoma Regatta Festival Sponsors
Champion Race Series Sponsors
Oklahoma Regatta Festival History
Established in 2004, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival takes place annually during the first or second weekend in October in the Boathouse District, downtown on the Oklahoma River. The three-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun includes the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma race, OGE NightSprints, and a family festival featuring food trucks, fireworks, beer gardens, a front row seat for all the racing – and RIVERSPORT Adventures!
The annual OCU Head of the Oklahoma includes 2.5 mile (4k) head racing during the day featuring teams from across the country competing in collegiate, masters, and junior rowing as well as kayak and dragon boat racing.
The 500-meter OGE NightSprints are held on the river after the sun goesdown, creating an electrifying atmosphere for competitors and spectators alike.
Each year the Oklahoma Regatta Festival features special community activities and exhibitions. In 2019, the Outdoor Foundation announced the presentation of a grant at the event followed by the OKC Thrive Outside Expo on Saturday. Local & national organizations showcased hands-on experiences for families to learn about outdoor opportunities.