For each course (track), the player will compete against five computer players (Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, and Plankton) to win a trophy by finishing first, second, or third to make three laps around the course. The player must also dodge obstacles, such as jellyfish and rocks, as well as ones laid down by the competitors (see below). When the player runs into an obstacle, their boatmobile receives some damage. If the boatmobile receives too much damage, they will forfeit the race.
There are also UltiMotion minigames in each course, requiring players to do what the activity on-screen says to do. Another minigame is optional for adding health to the boatmobile, similar to the UltiMotion events.