On the 31st of May in conjunction with Meitheal Mara, 8 young people on the YAP Ireland programme in Cork competed in the annual international Ocean to City race. The group were competing against other youth services and a number of locally based schools, however, more importantly they were doing this for themselves and their families.

The starting point was at the picturesque Blackrock castle at the mouth of the river Lee and the finishing line was at the Clarion hotel boardwalk – a total of  over 2.5 miles. There were over 3,000 people including staff, family and friends gathered at the finish line to welcome home the teams in a carnival atmosphere.

We would like to pay tribute to all of the young people who took part in this event, they showed great determination and commitment to compete in and finish this race