Beat your rivals to the finish line!
— In-game description, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Race is the most frequently-appearing event in the World Tour in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. It is a standard all-against-all race to the finish, which ends after three laps. On the route there are Boost Pads and Item Boxes, the latter of which the player can obtain power-ups from to facilitate their victory. The player's goal is to take first place, and to complete a Race event, the player must simply reach the finish line.
The player can choose the level of difficulty (C for Easy, B for Medium, A for Hard, and S for Expert). The higher the level, the more stars the player will receive for their victory (from 1 for Easy to 4 for Expert).
To succeed in Rank C or B difficulties, the player must finish at least at third place, whereas to succeed in Rank A or S difficulties, the player must finish at first place.
Race can also be played in multiplayer modes.
|Ocean View||Coastal Cruise|
|Dragon Canyon||Canyon Carnage|
|Carrier Zone||Battlezone Blast|
|Temple Trouble||Monkey Mayhem|
|Galactic Parade||Starry Speedway|
|Samba Studios||Studio Scurry|
|Chilly Castle||Snowball Shakedown|
|Rogue's Landing||Pirate Plunder|
|Seasonal Shrines||Shinobi Scramble|
|Graffiti City||Graffiti Groove|
|Adder's Lair||Adder Assault|
|Dream Valley||Dreamy Drive|
|Sanctuary Falls||Sanctuary Speedway|
|Graveyard Gig||Undertaker Overtaker|
|Burning Depths||Racing Rangers|
|Race of Ages||Arcade Annihilation|
|Graffiti City||Tokyo Takeover|