Oklahoma Regatta Festival

OCTOBER 1-3, 2021  • Oklahoma River
Schedule of Events
Athlete & Coach Info

We’re back! After going virtual last year, the 2021 Oklahoma Regatta Festival is back October 1-3 on the Oklahoma River. We’ll have OGE NightSprints on Friday night for RIVERSPORT Corporate Rowing (see teams below) and Dragon Boat League championships, then collegiate, masters and juniors racing in the OCU Head of the Oklahoma on Saturday and Sunday (see list of teams)

RIVERSPORT’s Youth Kayaking Race will take place Saturday, 9a to 11a, on the lower pond of the whitewater center. The Thrive Outside Expo will run 11a to 3p with fun outdoor activities for youth and their families. PaddleFest Dragon Boat racing happens late afternoon on Saturday, then the lights come back on as we watch top athletes competing in the OGE NightSprints Saturday evening. Both evenings end with our signature fireworks. You’ll also find RIVERSPORT adventures open both Saturday and Sunday. 

Heads up re COVID – we’ll be following CDC guidelines for social distancing and disinfection, and per USRowing requirements, face covering will be required inside buildings. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe and racing on the water!

Please contact Megan Duffy for information about racing.

Friday, October 1, 5-10p • OGE NightSprints
RIVERSPORT Corporate Rowing League Teams

This corporate season we have 16 teams representing 12 companies and private groups. 

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

The Oklahoman

OKC Responders

Devon Energy

Prosperity Bank

Phillips Murrah

Flywheel Energy

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Love’s Travel Stops

Steople Salty Crew

Creative Kids

Ann’s Team Womens Crew

RIVERSPORT Dragon Boat League Teams

Wise Dragon Division (Paddlers 55+)

Spanish Cove 1

Spanish Cove 2

Healthy Living Center OKC 

Canterbury Falls 

Many Feathers

bOLD Paddlers

Woodward PrimeTime 

Dragon Power 

Route 66ers

Dragon Slayers 

Open Co-Ed Division

Screamin’ Eagles 

Paddle Junkies 

Love’s Water Warriors 

Love’s 2 

Saturday, October 2, 11a-12p • RIVERSPORT Whitewater Rafting Championship

The Oklahoman


Saturday, October 2, 5-7p • PaddleFest Races

Cancer Survivor Division

Breast of Texas

Kansas City Pink Warriors 

DUC Pink 

Open Co-Ed Division

Paddle Junkies 

Dragon Slayers

Oklahoma Regatta Festival Sponsors
Champion Race Series Sponsors
Media Partners
Community 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.