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).
At the end of each episode, the Running Man Balls collected throughout the night were placed into a lottery machine, and the color of the first ball ejected determined the winning team for the evening.
This announcement would include the guests for the day.
The exact team was allowed to leave the landmark while the losing team was required to complete a punishment inside the landmark.The second episode to the fifth episode, both teams competed to find golden pigs filled with money that was hidden within the landmark and participated in games in the attempt to win more money.The format for the missions was as follows: In these episodes, the members would arrive at the starting venue separately.An announcer would announce that "The XX Running Man is entering the arena".It has garnered attention as being the comeback program for Yoo Jae-suk, the main MC of the program, after leaving Good Sunday The show has become popular in other parts of Asia, and has gained online popularity among Hallyu fans, having been fansubbed into various languages, such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Burmese, Arabic, Russian, and Turkish.
As of episode 48, the members take part in a series of missions to become the winner(s) at the end of the race.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.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).The Yoo-mes Bond series is famous for its protagonist, Yoo Jae-suk as Yoo-mes Bond, who is known to use a water gun to eliminate his foes to complete his missions.This series features Yoo Jae-suk against the other Running Man members, who do not know Yoo Jae-suk's identity or mission.The format for the missions are as follows: Throughout the history of Running Man, special series have progressed with storytelling and movie-like episodes.