It has garnered attention as being the comeback program for Yoo Jae-suk, the main MC of the program, after leaving Good Sunday's Family Outing in February 2010.
The show has become popular in other parts of Asia, and has gained online popularity among Hallyu fans, having been fansubbed into some languages by international audiences, such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Burmese, Arabic, Russian, Turkish and Filipino.
The show has since shifted to a more familiar reality-variety show concept focused on games.
Multiple missions are presented in each episode, with the highlight of Running Man being race missions.
The format of the show moves away from the "race mission others", to "one continuous race missions" The MCs and guests were locked in a landmark during closed hours and were required to leave before opening hours.
Rian's performance is poor, but her manager quickly takes her to her next appointment.
They don't have much time, due to a new law taking effect that day that requires underage entertainers to study 20 hours a week and work no later than 10 PM.