Yoo Jae Suk
Ji Suk Jin
Kim Jong Kook
Lee Kwang Soo
Running Man (Korean: 런닝맨) is a South Korean variety show; forming part of SBS’s Good Sunday lineup. It first aired on July 11, 2010, and as of 2016, it is one of the currently longest-running programs in South Korean history, at six years, surpassing the channel’s previous variety show, X-Man (at three and a half years), and behind MBC’s Infinite Challenge(10 years), and KBS2’s 1 Night 2 Days (9 years).
Running Man was originally classified as an “urban action variety”; a genre of variety shows in an urban environment. The MCs and guests were to complete missions at a landmark to win the race. The show has since shifted to a more familiar reality-variety show concept focused on games. 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, even reaching its popularity outside Asia, and has gained online popularity among Hallyu fans, having been fansubbed into a number of languages by volunteers, such as English, Spanish, French, Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, Burmese (Myanmar), Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.
Running Man is currently airing at 6:30 pm KST every Sunday, as the second part of Good Sunday.