|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 the game, Ocean Sprint. The player starts in Palm Bay Marina and must race to Big Surf Shores. The player races against the Pickup (colored burgundy), the Coupe (colored blue) and the Hot Rod. If the player uses one of these colors, the Pickup will instead use yellow and the Coupe will instead use burgundy. The Hot Rod is completely unaffected by color changes, as it is unable to do itself. If one of these cars are used by the player, the Sport will also appear, colored black normally and burgundy if the player colors their car black.
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 of sorts. The Winding Road Grand Prix is unlocked. Sunrise Valley Downtown, Palm Bay Marina and Airport Terminal 1 & 2 are also unlocked, as they are part of the Winding Road Grand Prix.
- Winning a Gold medal on this stage unlocks Pursuit 1 and the Ocean Sprint (R) track for Single Race and Time Attack modes. It also contributes to the unlocking of the Infinite Boost Cheat.
- If the player uses the color of the Coupe, or the Sport if it appears in the race, then they will force the Pickup to use its alternative color by stealing burgundy from it.