The mission takes place in New City, Soleanna. A deranged fan of Sonic who goes by the name of Sonic Man deludingly claims to be the true hedgehog. Believing that Sonic is merely a kid wearing a costume, he challenges him to a race through the city to prove who the real hero is.
The player must simply run through New City and reach the finish line before Sonic Man does. Sonic Man is not very fast, and he can easily be beaten using the Spin Dash to speed through the race. The Blue Gem and Red Gem may also help with the mission. If the player wins the race, the Town Mission will be cleared.