|Type||Point to Point Race|
|Goal||Place 3rd or better|
It is the third stage of the Championship and is composed of the first Point to Point race in a championship; Ocean Sprint. The player starts in Palm Bay Marina and must race to Big Surf Shores against multiple opponents:
- The Pickup in burgundy (yellow, if burgundy is taken)
- The Coupe in blue (burgundy, if blue is taken)
- The Hot Rod
- If any of the above is selected by the player, the Sport will appear in black (burgundy, if black is taken)
This event is comprised of a single Point to Point race.
- Upon winning The Run To The Sun, the player is rewarded with a plaque commemorating their victory and unlocks the Winding Road Grand Prix. It also unlocks the Sunrise Valley Downtown, Palm Bay Marina, and Airport Terminal 1 & 2 tracks.
- If the player did not unlock Face Off 1, then Interstate Loop will be unlocked as well.
- Winning a Gold medal on this stage unlocks Pursuit 1 and the Ocean Sprint (Reverse) track for Single Race and Time Attack modes. It also contributes to the unlocking the Infinite Boost cheat.
- Due to conflicting colors, if the player colors their car in blue, the Pickup will be forced to appear in its alternate color as the Coupe will use burgundy and override the Pickup.
- This can also happen if the player colors their car in black when the Sport is participating in the race.