Official Contest Rules


  1. The 2017 USS OKC Submarine Race is presented by the Bricktown Rotary Club with net proceeds benefitting the OKC Holiday River Parade and OKC Navy Days.
  2. The 2017 USS OKC Submarine Race is scheduled to take place at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Riversport Rapids located at 800 Riversport Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Presenter reserves the right to postpone, reschedule, relocate or cancel the event due to inclement weather, an act of God or other circumstances beyond the presenters control.
  3. Once the Submarines are launched they are on their own. No attempt to free or interfere with the Submarines is permitted, unless deemed necessary by the Presenter. The racecourse will close 30 minutes after the first Submarine has crossed the finish line. Any Submarines finishing after that time will not be eligible for prizes. If for any reasons beyond the control of the presenter such as weather conditions, lack of movement on racecourse including lack of current, etc., the Presenter will determine the winners of all prizes by random selection.
  4. A numbered barcode label will be attached to the bottom of each submarine which corresponds with each individual submarine entry. Individuals may sponsor more than one Submarine for the race. The sponsorship for each submarine is a $10.00 contribution. Prizes will be awarded to winners in the order of the Submarines crossing the finish line (or if a random drawing is necessary, prizes will be awarded in order of a random drawing). All submarines in the race belong to the Presenter and shall remain the property of the Presenter.
  5. All online entries must be made 24 hours before the event. If there are submarines available for entry prior to the race, walk-up entries will be permitted at the race venue one hour before race time.
  6. The First Prize winner will be announced and notified on the day of the race by the Presenter. All prize winners will be notified at the address on their entry, by email or by telephone. A winner is entitled to receive only the prize awarded and is responsible for all applicable Federal and State taxes and licenses or registration fees payable relating to that prize.
  7. Winners are required to provide proper identification and social security number. The Presenter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute prizes of comparable value. By entering, winners consent to promotional use of their names and likeness without additional compensation.
  8. Prizes will be awarded “as is” and no substitution of prizes will be permitted unless deemed necessary by the Presenter and substituted by a prize of equal value. The Presenter will have no liability with respect to any prize awarded. Prizes are nontransferable and have no cash value.
  9. Submarine race entrants need not be present to win. Prizes awarded to minors 18 years and under will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians.
  10. No purchase is necessary to enter to win, but a $10 contribution per submarine is requested. The $10 contribution will be used to support beneficiaries of the race.
  11. One submarine per person may be sponsored without a donation by presenting a written request to OKC Events / Submarine Race, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 700, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 and submitting a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Request for an entry without a contribution to support the beneficiaries will not be accepted after November 25, 2017 or after 5,000 submarines have been sponsored. The Presenter reserves the right to limit one submarine entry per person who chooses not to contribute to the race.
  12. The Presenter decisions regarding the race and the interpretation of these rules will be final. If deemed necessary, the Presenter has the discretion to modify the rules within the constraints of Oklahoma and Federal Law.
  13. If the winner does not come forward to claim the prize won within 30 days following the event, that prize will be forfeited and the Presenter will declare another winner for that prize.
  14. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.
  15. By entering, entrants release Presenters and its officers, directors, staff and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes.
  16. The Race Chairman’s Family, Race Chairman’s Employees and senior management of the major race sponsors and members of their immediate households are not eligible to win.