2022 Sea to Sea Expedition Race
2021 UPDATE: During the early morning hours of February 28th, 2021, the last night of the race, multiple teams were bicycling between TA 4 at Pellicer Place Conservation Area and our finish line at the Southern Oaks Inn. Team 121, consisting of Dr. Troy Manz, Patricia Wilkinson, and Barbara Gilmore, was struck by a car at roughly 2:30 am. Despite the efforts of a nearby resident and the rapid arrival of Emergency Services, Troy Manz did not survive the accident. Trish Wilkinson and Barbara Gilmore were evacuated, and Trish was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Trish Wilkinson and Barbara Gilmore have both been released from the hospital, and have begun the long road to physical and emotional recovery. Our prayers are with them and the Manz Family on this journey. We would like to thank our participants and volunteers for allowing us to end the race early for everyone’s safety. Thank you for the many kind words of support expressed for the affected team and their families. We have passed these on to the family members.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.
The generous donations from this charitable campaign will be used to support Troy Manz, Patricia Wilkinson, and Barbara Gilmore. The funds will be used to financially support unforeseen medical, travel, and funeral expenses from the car accident. Patricia Wilkinson, Troy Manz's fiancé, will be receiving the funds. Trish will allocate the funds to her immediate family, and the families of Troy Manz and Barbara Gilmore.
The Sea to Sea Expedition Race across Florida is the largest attended Expedition Race in America and is non-stop for 72 hours from the West Coast to the East Coast of Florida. Teams will be dropped off at a secret location on the West Coast where they will fill half their sand bottles to then race on foot, mountain bike, and canoe across Florida to then fill the other half of the sand bottle at the finish in beautiful St. Augustine. There are up to 6 transition areas and 72 checkpoints to retrieve during the journey. Official finishers are only required to visit all the transition areas from the start to the finish line. All checkpoints are optional, however, teams are ranked by how checkpoints they retrieve and the time they finished. Starts out as a race and becomes a life-changing event.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
1. Wednesday night stay at the host hotel. Teams receive 1 (two Queen beds) and Solos 1 (King) bed.
2. Fresh-cooked pre-race meal from a private chef the night before the race. Vegan options.
3. Transportation to the West Coast start location.
4. Transportation for all team bikes, gear, and paddle bags across the state.
5. Canoes, paddles, and lifevests.
6. Live Tracking - GPS tracking devices, so family and friends can follow along at home.
7. Parking for all three days at the host hotel.
8. Sand bottles
9. Long sleeve dry-fit shirt
10. Custom race bib
11. Water, sodas, Gatorade, snacks, and cooked meals at each transition area.
12. Transporation for any withdrawing teams.
13. Race photos (Free)
14. Finisher medals
15. Custom Awards
16. Post-race meals
This year's race will be revisiting some of our favorite areas in Florida with a paddle start from Fort Island Beach, Florida as teams make their way through Santos, the best biking trails in Florida. Trekking along the Florida Greenway and paddling the crystal clear Ocklawaha River. Visiting the beautiful Ocala National Forest and some of the most scenic parks on the East Coast.
2022 Registration Opens April 17th.
12:00 pm Wednesday 2/23 - Check-in starts
5:00 pm Wednesday 2/23 - Pre-Race Dinner
6:00 pm Wednesday 2/23 - Pre-Race Meeting
6:00 am Thursday 2/24 - Load Buses
10:00 am Thursday 2/24- Start (West Coast)
12:00 pm Sunday 2/27- Finish
12:00 pm Sunday 2/27 - Lunch
12:00 pm Sunday 2/27 - Awards
Race Tips from the race director. Navigation will be very straightforward, however, get familiar with using a TOPO map. There will be no plotting UTM during this year's race, however, there is an O-Relay during the race, so make sure at least two team members can Navigate alone. All information forms and maps are waterproof. Train mostly on your mountain bikes before the race. Be prepared for any type of weather, late February in Florida has been in the low 30's at night to high's in the 80's during the day. Winter in Florida is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.
Once your team has registered for the race you will receive updates or changes via the email you provide. Also, video updates and other information will be posted on the SEA to SEA Race Facebook Page.
In order to speed up the check-in process on race day, please download and fill in the ARGeorgia Liability Waiver for each team member, and bring to the race with you at check-in. USARA Waivers available here.
Rules List is required for review and to be carried during the race.
Mandatory Gear List required for review and to be carried during the race. Trackers provided by the event.
Rain or Shine. Adventure races are unlikely to ever cancel due to weather, however, sometimes extreme weather could cause delays or cancellation of the race. Refunds or Race credits will be issued based on each team's condition. If your team needs to withdraw, you will receive a full refund before Early Registration ends or a race credit after Early Registration ends to an upcoming ARGEORGIA race.
We offer bike rentals at and here is the local bike shop.
Open Road Bicycles
2220 CR-210 West #303
St. Johns, FL 32259 USA
Important Registration Dates:
Registration opens on
Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at noon.
Early Registration ends: 8/01/21 midnight
Regular Registration ends: 11/01/21 midnight
Late Registration ends: 2/10/22 midnight
2022 Race Pricing:
72 HOUR RACE
$950 - Per Racer on a team
$1,050 - Per Solo
$1,150 - Per Racer on a team
$1,250 - Per Solo
$1,250 - Per Racer on a team
$1,350 - Per Solo
You may use a Credit Card during check-out
through Paypal or we can email
you a Square invoice.
If you are Paying by Check.
Please mail checks to:
AR PREMIER EVENTS, LLC.