February 27th - March 1st, 2020
The 20th Annual Florida Sea to Sea 3-Day Expedition Race takes racers through the best areas that Florida has to offer, with the start and finish being located in the oldest city in the US; St Augustine, Florida. The Race is a non-stop expedition race where teams will load buses in St. Augustine, Florida and then be dropped off somewhere on the West Coast of Florida, only to return to St. Augustine by way of trekking, paddling and biking on their own power. Teams will be provided with a set of maps and instructions they will use to navigate to a series of Check Points or Flags on their way across Florida. The goal is to get as many Check Points as possible in the 72 hours and make it to the finish before the cut off on Sunday. Teams can choose to skip Check Points along the way to reduce the time spent in each section and help their team get to the finish line in time. There will be many (TAs) Transition Areas during the race where teams will transfer from one discipline to another as well as have the opportunity to refuel with food and water. Our job will be to move the team's gear and bikes forward to the next TA for the start of the next discipline. Each section of the race will be between 6-15 hours and teams will pack their gear, food, and water based on the information provided at the start of the race. Biking will be the most used discipline during the Sea to Sea race due to this being the fastest way to move teams to the finish.
This year's route will feature the best mountain biking single track trails through San Felasco and adding some great technical paddling to this year's race. Teams will all travel on some of Florida's new (Rails to Trails) sections. The best trekking on the Florida Trail through 5 different state parks. There are many other great spots very few people get to see, however you will.
Teams will check-in on Wednesday, February 26th and each team will receive instructions. The race starts on Thursday, February 27th at 7:ooam by loading buses and heading to the West Coast for a 10:00am race start. The race cut-off is Sunday March 2nd at 11:00am with lunch at the finish, awards at noon.
Come down from up North and enjoy the warmer Florida weather with this race being a USARA National Qualifier and the chance to get your team huge early points for this series.
More information to come as the design is finalized, so check back here. Emails will be sent out to registered teams with update reminders.
Race Director: Jeff Leininger
Race Designer: Erik Wise
Race Coordinator: Tracey Brower
Media/Photography: Randy Ericksen
Paddling: Bruce Meier
Bikes: Steve Lappe
Logistics: Kyle Drawdy
Race Sweep: Clayton Block
Head Quarters: Shauna Leininger
Mobile Head Quarters: Sheri Meier
TA Coordinator: Melissa Carignan
Disciplines: Trekking, Biking, Paddling, Navigation, and Orienteering-Relay.
72 HR Race check-in will be on Wednesday, February 26th between 3:00pm to 5:00pm with pre-race dinner at 5:30pm followed by Pre-Race Meeting at 6:oopm. Teams will receive information and (pre-plotted) maps at the meeting. Race start at 7:00am sharp with the loading of the buses and travel to the secret start location on the West Coast on Thursday, February 27th and guns goes off at 10:00am. The race ends back in St. Augustine on Sunday, March at 11:00am with a finishing lunch. Awards at noon.
All teammates must be present to check-in and receive instructions. If you need special assistance because of a late teammate, please just let us know.
A staging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes, bins, and paddling gear until 10:00pm Wednesday night. We will be transporting your paddle gear, bikes, and (one per racer) 27-gallon bin (40lbs max). Team labels for bins and bags will be supplied by us.
We supply canoes, paddles and PFDs. Teams will be allowed to bring their own paddle gear, however not canoes.
Water and snacks will be provided at every TA, however not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets. There will be many stores along the route for refueling. After the first night, tents will be set up at TAs for team rest.
Race Includes: Pre-Race Meal, T-shirt, Race Medals, Food and Drink during race, Awards for each division and lunch at the end of race. Spectator maps for guests will be available at race headquarters and online after the race starts. Families and spectators are not allowed to help, supply food or assist teams in any way during the race.
Start Location and Host Hotel
Southern Oaks Inn (MAP)
2800 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida 32084
USARA National Qualifier
Please remember to bring $8 cash to check-in for the USARA entry.
The top 3-4 Person Coed team will receive (free) entry into the 2020 USARA Nationals. $900 value.
Planned Race Route for 2020
1st Place Overall 3-4 Person Coed for the National Qualifier Title.
1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:
Solo (Male or Female)
Oldest and Youngest Racer
Full Course - made all cut-offs and to the finish
Short Course - missed a cut-off and team was re-routed
Assisted Course - team needed transportation to advance
Competitive Class - Standard USARA and ARGEORGIA Rules apply for rankings.
Non-Competitive Class- This class may use additional maps, cell phones and GPS devises during the race, however not eligible for USARA Qualifier or any awards. Results will be separate and Non-Competitive will be ranked below the Competitive Class. This class is not required to collect any Checkpoints, just get from one coast to the other.
Medal #1 - To all who make it to the Finish Line. Finisher Medal
Medal #2 - Collect all 72 CPs and finish to receive a Special (BAD-ASS) Medal.
3:00pm Wednesday 2/26 - Check-in starts
5:30pm Wednesday 2/26 - Pre-Race Dinner
6:00pm Wednesday 2/26 - Pre-Race Meeting
7:00am Thursday 2/27 - Load Buses
10:00am Thursday 2/27- Start (West Coast)
11:00am Sunday 3/1- Finish
11:00am Sunday 3/1 - Lunch
12:00pm Sunday 3/1 - Awards
This race just made the RedBull's top ten best adventure races in the world! Read Article.
2020 Race Tips from the race director. Navigation will be very straight forward, 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.
Rules List is required for review and to be carried during the race.
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 teams 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.
Open Road Bicycles
2220 CR-210 West #303
St. Johns, FL 32259 USA
Important Registration Dates:
Registration opens on
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at noon.
Early Registration ends: 10/27/19 midnight
Regular Registration ends: 12/27/19 midnight
Late Registration ends: 2/16/20 midnight
2020 Race Pricing:
72 HOUR RACE
$750 - Per Racer
$800 - Per Racer
$850 - Per Racer
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Please mail checks to:
AR PREMIER EVENTS, LLC.