Festival & Event Manager: Joya Kuin



+353 87 3934094

Ocean to City
c/o Meitheal Mara
Crosses Green House
Crosses Green
Cork City | T12 HF38


** Due to covid-19 this information is subject to change **

Important before registering:

  • The final rowers deadline has now passed and registration for rowing boats is closed. Late entries will not be accepted. Kayaks and SUPs can still enter until 27th May at midnight. 
  • Make sure you have the dates of birth (DOBs) of all your crew members.
  • Every boat has to be entered by a member of its own crew. The registration system does not allow people to register another crew’s boat.
  • Take your time to read the Regulations and the information on Prizes & Awards, in particular about boat and crew elegibility.
  • SUP participation is restricted to experienced stand-up paddle boarders and by invitation only. Please contact the office in advance of registering.
  • Relay Teams: Please note that relay teams are eligible for a discount whereby any additional participants pay just 50% of the entry fee. e.g. a 5-person boat at early bird rate: 5 * €30= €150 plus 4 extra relay participants at 50% of the price (4 * €15) €60 = €210 in total. Please contact the office for a special promo code in advance of registering.
  • Due to the large number of participants involved, late entries will not be facilitated.
  • Accommodation: The Cork City Marathon takes place on Sunday 5 June so will be a big demand on accommodation in Cork. Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Deferred 2020 entries: Anyone who deferred their entry back in 2020 will receive an email from us over the next week with a special promo coupon code which will allow you to register for free. There is no need to contact us – we will email you automatically.

Entry fees & deadline dates 2022:

Rowers' deadlines:

Early Bird Fee

1 - 31 Mar 2022

Regular Fee

1 April - 13 May 2022

Final Fee

14 - 20 May 2022

Kayak and SUP deadlines:

Early Bird Fee

1 - 31 March 2022

Regular Fee

1 April - 20 May 2022

Final Fee

21 - 27 May 2022

* Please note that a 7% Administration Fee is applied by the Active registration system. 


  • Insurance: If you do not hold valid insurance for the Ocean to City you can buy a one-day insurance pass at €10 per person. Please note that paddlers who hold a current Canoeing Ireland membership, will be insured to participate in Ocean to City. CI will be validating your membership ID.
  • Early Bird offer: A limited number of Early Bird registration deals are for sale during the first month. These are given on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Prize Giving 2022: Due to the tides and later finish time (19:00), this year’s Prize Giving will need to be different than usual. We are still exploring options but unfortunately it’s likely that there will only be enough time to present a small number of the prizes on the actual evening of the race. We will follow up with full plans closer to race day.
  • Charity: All Ocean to City entry fees go towards the annual organisation and safety of the event; an event which is run on a break-even basis as part of our charity Meitheal Mara. Meitheal Mara is a community boatyard and training centre in Cork City which works with youths and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Registration Deadlines: Due to handicapping there will be separate closing dates for rowing boats and kayaks as specified above.