The mission takes place in Castle Town, Soleanna. Alessio, a soldier from the Soleanna Royal Guards, tells Sonic about a famous athlete known as Mels (referred to as "the legend of Soleanna") who was able to run through rings at an incredibly fast speed. He challenges Sonic to beat Mels' record time of five minutes in the Ring Race.
This Town Mission is straightforward and generally quite easy. The player must run and jump through all of the large orange rings floating around the town within five minutes, using Dash Panels and springs to get across the town quickly. It is advisable to use the Blue Gem or the Red Gem to help with this task. The Town Mission is cleared when every ring has been passed through before time runs out.