February 24–27, 2022
Length: 72 Hours
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.
2022 Race Pricing
$950 Per Racer (On a Team)
$1,050 Per Solo
$1,050 Per Racer (On a Team)
$1,150 Per Solo
$1,250 Per Racer (On a Team)
$1,350 Per Solo
Important Registration Dates
Registration Opens: 04/17/21 at Noon
Early Registration Ends: 8/01/21 at Midnight
Regular Registration Ends: 11/01/21 at Midnight
Late Registration Ends: 2/10/22 at Midnight
Teams will need to complete registration to be added to the team list. The team must make a full payment.
This year's will sell out once all 80 canoes and 20 kayaks are assigned. Remember that 4-person teams take up two canoes. 2–3 person teams get one canoe and solos get a solo kayak.
12:00pm, Wednesday 2/23
5:00pm, Wednesday 2/23
6:00pm, Wednesday 2/23
6:00am, Thursday 2/24
Start (West Coast)
10:00am, Thursday 2/24
12:00pm, Sunday 2/27
12:00pm, Sunday 2/27
New to Adventure Racing?
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.
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 highs 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.
What We Provide
1. Wednesday night stay at the host hotel. Teams receive 1 (two queen beds) and solos receive 1 (king) bed.
2. Fresh-cooked pre-race meal from a private chef the night before the race. Vegan options are available.
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 with 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. Transportation for any withdrawing teams.
13. Race photos (free)
14. Finisher medals
15. Custom awards
16. Post-race meals
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 to check-in.
Rules List required for review and to be carried during all races.
Mandatory Gear List required for review and to be carried during all races.
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. If your team needs to withdraw, or we need to cancel you will receive a refund (less 10% for processing) 2 months before the event. 75% refunds 60 days before the race date and 50% refunds 30 days out to the day before the race date. Any deferment to another race is the value (lees 10% for processing) So, if a team paid $100 for race A and wants to defer to race B, they would have a $90 credit. Any deferments are no-refundable for Race B. Racers must defer before 30 days from the event.
We no longer offer bike rentals.
The local bike shop for shipping and setup is:
Open Road Bicycles
2220 CR-210 West #303
St. Johns, FL 32259 USA
1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:
• Coed 3–4
• Coed 2
• Open Male (Any)
• Open Female (Any)
• Solo Male
• Solo Female
Single Award for:
The Youngest Racer
During the early morning hours of February 28, 2021, the last night of the race, multiple teams were bicycling between TA4 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 2:30am. 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.