In the first episode, they were divided into two teams and raced to find the codes hidden within the landmark that were required to unlock the main doors.With a total of 5 numbers, after one was found, a game was played to determine which team would start first in the next race, and the losing team received a punishment while the other team was given a head start.- Do not share pages or media unrelated to the topic you are commenting on. Repeated rule breaking will result in blacklisting.

As of episode 48, the members take part in a series of missions (see Missions below for details) to become the winner(s) at the end of the race.

The format of the show moves away from the "race mission other The MCs and guests were locked in a landmark during closed hours and were required to leave before opening hours.

The money collected by the teams was donated in the winning team's honor.

Viewers could vote on the official Running Man homepage on who they believed would be the winning team, and a lucky audience who guessed correctly was allowed to have his/her name included in the donation.

After all the numbers had been found by either of the teams, they approached the main door and entered the code which they believed was correct.

The exact team was allowed to leave the landmark while the losing team was required to complete a punishment inside the landmark.

From episodes 6 to 10, a consistent game format was used where both teams competed to obtain the most Running Man Balls (shortened to Running Balls in future episodes).

Running Balls were awarded to the team that found a ball, and were also given to individuals who won a game, who received a Running Ball of their team's color (blue or red).

The show has become popular in other parts of Asia, even reaching its popularity outside Asia, has gained massive online popularity among Hallyu fans, and having been fansubbed into a number of languages by international audiences, such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Burmese, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.