Passport to Around the World in 80 Days!

The race begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015


Florida Museum of Natural History
Powell Hall • 3215 Hull Road

Join our intrepid adventurer Dr. Doug Jones, stiff Brit Phileas Fogg and the irrepressible Jean Passepartout in a dizzying race around the globe. Float over France, sail the high seas, ride an elephant and hop trains across the Wild West in a thrilling quest to win the wager!

 Passport train engine line art


Are You Up To The Challenge?
Pick a Country...Pick a Costume. Imagination Encouraged!

Transcontinental Cuisine by Blue Water Bay
The Ultimate Voyage by Keith Watson Events
Pack Your Dancing Shoes with The Savants of Soul

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Gala Table Sponsors

  • Wanda Denny
  • BJ and Eve Wilder

Presenting Table Sponsors

  • Mary Ann Cofrin
  • Anne and John Shermyen
  • Jo Wiggins

Supporting Table Sponsors

Blue Water Bay

Keith Watson Logo

The Savants of Soul logo

  • Nathan and Ani Collier
  • Barbara and Phil Emmer
  • Libby and Leonard Furlow
  • Peggy and Dink Henderson
  • Doug and Sheila Jones
  • Beverly and Jon Sensbach
  • Sonny’s of Ocala/Alachua
  • Lisa Wasshausen and Jamie Grooms
  • Norris and Nancy Williams

Host Sponsors

Gainesville Sun Logo


Cox Communications logo


Giggle Magazine logo


GTN Group Logos

  • Ron and Barbara Abel
  • Jim and Mary Brandenburg
  • Cecilia Caton
  • Ginny and Joe Cauthen
  • Jacki and David Challoner
  • Larry Cheshire
  • Marion and David Colburn
  • Allyn Cook
  • Richard and Catherine Crandall
  • Olga del Sol
  • Josh and Sally Dickinson
  • Paul and Polly Doughty
  • Betty Dunckel
  • Caroline and Joseph Dunn
  • Nur and Selcuk Erenguc
  • Sally Foote and Forrest Crawford
  • Mary Ellen and Paul Funderburk
  • Lisa and Peter Gearen
  • Jim and Ellen Gershow
  • Ira and Gerri Gessner
  • Stan Given
  • BJ and Clark Hodge
  • Gwen Howard
  • Linda and Clayton Kallman
  • Carol and William Kem
  • Carrie and Dennis Lee
  • Jacki Levine and Alan Agresti
  • Roslyn and Norman Levy
  • Bronia and Ralph Lowenstein
  • Bruce and Jeannette MacFadden
  • Ken and Linda McGurn
  • Joelen and Robert Merkel
  • Jackie Miller
  • Rebecca and Paul Nagy
  • Bonnie Ogle
  • Annette Perry 
  • Nancy Perry
  • Hank and Barbara Purdy
  • Susan and Paul Robell
  • Arlan and Edith Rosenbloom
  • Nancy Ross
  • Richard Sadove and Rae Drake
  • Graig and Kris Shaak
  • Alan and Ellen Shapiro
  • Steve and Carol Shey
  • Ilene Silverman and Harvey Budd
  • Betsy Styron and Bob Fulton
  • Rick and Aase Thompson
  • Audrae and Craig Tisher
  • Brian Watson