MANHATTAN, Kan. The KansasState women’s rowing team will open the fall season at the Head of the Oklahoma Centennial Regatta on Oct. 1-2 in Oklahoma City.
Hosted by the Oklahoma CityUniversity rowing teams, the second annual event is designed to combine the strategy and endurance of head racing with the adrenaline-fueled intensity of sprint racing. Last year, the inaugural event attracted over 10,000 spectators and competitors from across the nation.
K-State will be joined by collegiate crews hailing from Creighton, Kansas, NorthwesternState, SMU and Texas. The regatta will feature a 2.5 mile Head of the Oklahoma head race and the Centennial Cup 500 meter dash on the OklahomaRiver.
The Wildcats are entered in three events that span the two-day event. Three boats will race on Saturday in the Women's Varsity 4+ at and one boat in the Women's Novice 8+ at K-State has three boats entered in the Women's Varsity 8+ on Sunday afternoon at
Each evening, the top six finishers from the Varsity 4+ and Varsity 8+ advance to the 500 meter sprints. Complete race results can be accessed at: www.oklahomaregatta.com.
Note: K-State fans traveling for the KSU at OU football game on Oct. 1 can catch all of the rowing festivities by following the directions to the venue below.
Directions and Parking: The Head of the Oklahoma will be held on the OklahomaRiver, adjacent to downtown Oklahoma City and the Bricktown entertainment district. RegattaPark is located off Byers Avenue, just west of the ByersAvenueBridge and south of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World retail store (visible from I-40). Only trailers and tow vehicles will be allowed into RegattaPark. All other vehicles must park in the designated Head of the Oklahoma parking areas located on the east side of ByersAvenueBridge.
From the North
Take I-35 S into Oklahoma City. I-35 S becomes I-40 W. Merge onto CENTENNIAL EXWY/I-235 N/US-77 N via exit number 126 toward OKLA. HEALTH CENTER/STATE CAPITOL/EDMOND. Take the WESTBOUND SHERIDAN AVE exit- exit number 1C- toward DOWNTOWN. LINCOLN BLVD. turns to BYERS AVE. at RENO AVE. Head south on BYERS under I-44. REGATTA PARK IS JUST SOUTH OF THE I-44 BRIDGE AND BASS PRO SHOPS ON THE WEST SIDE OF BYERS AVE. Trailer and VIP parking will be available on the west side of BYERS AVE. All other parking will be in the marked lots of the east side of BYERS AVE.