The BEST Episodes of Running Man
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Network: SBS (KR)
Nowadays, variety entertainment is gradually disappearing It is one of Korea's representative variety entertainment shows that has been in charge of Sunday evenings for over 10 years. In this program, many stars and members play games and missions together. It is characterized by going around several places. In particular, this program focuses solely on laughter among the many fun elements of entertainment. Open your eyes! Big fun enters! Open your mouth! A big smile enters! Open your mind! Instructive lesson enters!
#1 - Running Man: Sweet Home
Season 2020 - Episode 533 - Aired Dec 13, 2020
This week, Lee Si Young, Lee Do Hyun, Song Kang, and Lee Jin Wook, the four leads of the drama “Sweet Home,” join the members for a race called ‘The Apartment You Live In.’ In the race, they have to find a monster hidden among the residents of the Running Apartment in order to avoid getting the penalty. Will they be able to find the monster?
#2 - We Will Find Spring
Season 2021 - Episode 556 - Aired May 23, 2021
Sung Si Kyung and Lee Yong Jin join Running Man this week as the CEOs of two competing matchmaking companies. The male members join the two CEOs as their employees to search for their clients’ ideal types. So Min and Ji Hyo are the clients who get to decide which company did a better job at finding their ideal partners. Stay tuned to see which team wins!
#3 - Goodbye, Our Inseparable Brother
Season 2021 - Episode 559 - Aired Jun 13, 2021
This week is Kwang Soo’s last episode on Running Man. The members get together for a special send-off race, where they must help Kwang Soo work off his amazingly large prison sentence for all the mischief he caused over the past 11 years. Stay tuned to see the tearful goodbyes and what kind of secret missions the members carried out.
#4 - Make Your Wish Come True & Pay The Price Later Race
Season 2021 - Episode 564 - Aired Jul 18, 2021
The actors and actresses from “The Witch’s Diner” team participate in today’s race, and the winners will have their wishes granted. Among them is Ha Do Kwon who can’t seem to accept the consecutive defeats against Jong Kook. Ji Hyo, one of the original members of Running Man, also joins as a guest, but the other members find it hard to treat her like one. With Nam Ji Hyun’s disarming smile getting her team the upper hand, the race tightens.
#5 - Going Home Race, Read the Room
Season 2021 - Episode 557 - Aired May 30, 2021
In this week’s episode, the Running Man members compete against each other to see who can go home the fastest. However, the Read the Room Race isn’t as simple as it seems. With hidden missions that allow the members to earn R coins, they must figure out how they can win the most coins. Stay tuned to see the hidden secret behind this race!
#6 - The Dignity of the Grand Award Race
Season 2021 - Episode 547 - Aired Mar 21, 2021
Two of the Running Man members, Jae Seok and Jong Kook, are Grand Award winners in the end-of-year entertainment awards. The members divide into Team Yu Grand Award and Team Kim Grand Award and compete for points. Only the winner gets to be exempt from the penalty. Who will be the three unlucky members to get the penalty?
#7 - Running Man Investment Contest: Genius Investors Race/Suk-jin's Day: Cash to See You
Season 2021 - Episode 544 - Aired Feb 28, 2021
The Running Man Investment Contest goes on with Se Chan in the lead. As the members make their investments based on the information they gather and their instincts, it becomes a matter of who will be in last place. After the Investment Contest, the Running Man members get together to celebrate Seok Jin’s birthday and begin a new race.
#8 - The Thieves: Tear of Yondu
Season 2020 - Episode 488 - Aired Feb 2, 2020
This week, actress Park Ha Na joins the show as the only guest. They split into three teams of three and attempt to steal as much valuable loot as they possibly can from an empty mansion. Each team consists of a firearms expert, a hacker, and an appraiser with a specific tool to help their role. The prized object is the Tear of Yondu, a dazzling necklace worth 30 million dollars. However, finding it will be a challenge.
#9 - Race for the Club Activity Money, The Burning 18 Again
Season 2021 - Episode 539 - Aired Jan 24, 2021
In this week’s episode, the Running Man members are joined by two guests, Kim Bo Sung and Defconn. They go back to high school where they are divided into three clubs. The band club, dance club, and student guidance club must compete against one another in various classes to win the scholarship. Stay tuned to see who wins!
#10 - Theft of Comedians Guild Fees
Season 2021 - Episode 565 - Aired Aug 8, 2021
#11 - New Year Blues Race: 2020 Year-end Closing
Season 2020 - Episode 535 - Aired Dec 27, 2020
This week, the members are joined by the four leads of the upcoming movie, “New Year Blues,” Yoo Yeon Seok, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Soo Young, and Yoo Teo. Since it’s the last episode of 2020, the guests and the members participate in missions where they send off the old year and welcome the upcoming year. Which team will win and which team will get the penalty?
#12 - Ggannes Film Festival: The Uninvited One (1)
Season 2019 - Episode 483 - Aired Dec 29, 2019
This week, Running Man plays out the Ggannes Film Festival, a spinoff of the Cannes Film Festival. Actress and singer Jun Hyo Seong, actor Kang Tae Oh, comedian Heo Kyeong Hwan, and singer Yoyomi join the cast and dress up as famous Korean movie characters for the festival. However, two very unhappy directors hidden among them threaten to crash the show. It's up to the actors along with the one national actor, also hidden among them, to save the festival.
#13 - The Super-powers School Race: The Super-powers War: Endgame
Season 2020 - Episode 509 - Aired Jun 28, 2020
This week, the members become the students of Superpower School and obtain one superpower each. They don’t know what everyone else’s superpower is, so they need to figure out during the race. With Lee Sang Yeob and Kang Han Na as this week’s guests, they use their superpowers to eliminate one another. Who will become the final winner? Stay tuned to find out!
#14 - Fate Betting Race: Throw Double or Nothing
Season 2020 - Episode 493 - Aired Mar 8, 2020
This week, Running Man sticks to staying indoors. But to liven the atmosphere, actor Kang Tae Oh, trot singer Kim Na Hee, Lee Na Eun from April, and Yura from Girl's Day join the cast to race. The men partner up with the woman and compete in a high-risk game of pushing their luck with a great big dice. Will they stay where they sit or go for greater cash rewards?This week, Running Man sticks to staying indoors. But to liven the atmosphere, actor Kang Tae Oh, trot singer Kim Na Hee, Lee Na Eun from April, and Yura from Girl's Day join the cast to race. The men partner up with the woman and compete in a high-risk game of pushing their luck with a great big dice. Will they stay where they sit or go for greater cash rewards?
#15 - What Happened in Anyang?
Season 2019 - Episode 472 - Aired Oct 13, 2019
This week, Running Man heads to Anyang, Kim Jong Kook's hometown. And for that reason, this race revolves around his favorite spots around town. They split up into chasers and runaways where the runaways have to complete three missions, each at a frequented spot by Jong Kook while the chasers have to figure out where those places might be to catch them. With 3,000 dollars on the line, things get heated as they revisit Jong Kook's fondest spots in Anyang.
#16 - Find The Secret of Reincarnation Race: Reincarnation Camp 2020
Season 2020 - Episode 510 - Aired Jul 5, 2020
This week, the members are guided to the Reincarnation Camp by SUNMI, a special guide for this week’s episode. Just when they are enjoying their lunch, a swarm of zombies suddenly attacks them. They have to find the Human Antibody and survive until the ambulance arrives. However, the Parent Zombie gets into action and starts eliminating them one by one. Who will be the last man standing? Stay tuned to find out!
#17 - Betray for the Gold Bars
Season 2019 - Episode 474 - Aired Oct 27, 2019
This week, actresses Go Min Si and Hwang Bo Ra each lead a team of their own to catch two gold bar thieves. At the end of the race, if they can point out the two unknown thieves, the members win, but if the thieves steal more than ten gold bars combined and remain hidden, the thieves win. Guessing who the thieves are won't be an easy task.
#18 - 10-Year Anniversary Special Live Broadcasting: The Blame Running Man's Provocation
Season 2020 - Episode 511 - Aired Jul 12, 2020
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show, the members participate in a mystery race where they have to find two thieves who stole CEO Big Nose’s gold bars. The viewers participate in solving the mystery in real time. The result is announced through a live broadcast, allowing the members to have direct communication with the viewers. Will they successfully find the thieves? Stay tuned to find out!
#19 - The Battle of Heroes Race
Season 2015 - Episode 257 - Aired Jul 26, 2015
Guests: Hong Jin-ho, Hyun Joo-yup, Kim Yeon-kyung, Shin Soo-ji, Song Jong-gook
#20 - Ggannes Film Festival: The Uninvited One (2)// We won't harm you ´(1)
Season 2020 - Episode 484 - Aired Jan 5, 2020
The Ggannes Film Festival race continues from last week. It's still up to the actors to eliminate the two directors hidden among them before the directors find and defeat the one national actor. After analyzing the hints, suspicious members face trial. Will the actors succeed in helping the national actor? Or will the directors get their way?
#21 - Joker's House
Season 2019 - Episode 473 - Aired Oct 20, 2019
This week, the cast of Running Man is put up to the task of scheduling their day indoors. However, a virus plaguing the world is slowly creeping in. The members must overcome missions in the outside world to secure food at a nearby convenience store. Among them, the bio-terrorist secretly exists plotting to infect them all.
#22 - The Missing Emergency Fund Race (Find the Father)
Season 2019 - Episode 464 - Aired Aug 18, 2019
In this week's race, members play for hints and run to figure out the identities of the father, who had run off with 6,000 dollars of the family's emergency money, and the stranger, who is after that money. It's a race for an individual's glory with vague clues, harsh penalties, confusing suspicions, and a heartfelt metaphor. Will the children be able to stop their father from getting away?
#23 - Running Man Loyalty Race: Witty Sharing Life
Season 2020 - Episode 508 - Aired Jun 21, 2020
This week, the members play three games with a theme inspired by a movie called “The Platform”. They’re placed on eight different floors, and the member on the topmost floor can take as many coins as they can. The one with the most number of coins can buy different prizes including a card to be exempted from getting a penalty. Who will be the final winner? Stay tuned to find out!
#24 - Grasshopper Hunting
Season 2011 - Episode 69 - Aired Nov 20, 2011
Landmark: Incheon Culture & Arts Center Guest: Choi Min Soo
#25 - 9 Years of Running Man: The Grand Finale
Season 2019 - Episode 469 - Aired Sep 22, 2019
The artist collaboration performances are next! Gummy, Code Kunst, Nucksal, and SORAN take the stage with Running Man members to put the audience in awe. Next, the members shock everyone watching with an unbelievable group dance. And to finish off the fan-meet, they bring tears with Running Man's theme song that encapsulates the nine hard years of working together.