Running Man is classified as an “urban action variety”; a never-before-seen new genre of variety shows focused in an urban environment. The MCs and guests complete missions in alandmark to win the race. The show has since shifted to a more familiarreality–variety show concept focused on games. It has garnered attention as being the come-back program for Yoo Jae-suk, the main MC of the program, after leaving Good Sunday’sFamily Outing in February 2010.
Airing at the 5 pm KST time slot for most of its run, Running Manswitched to the second part of Good Sunday (which happened on May 22 and May 29, 2011 with Kim Yu-na’s Kiss and Cry but was quickly switched back due to low ratings) beginning May 6, 2012, airing after Kim Byung-man’s Law of the Jungle 2 at 6:10 pm and airing against KBS2 Happy Sunday‘s 1 Night 2 Days Season 2 and MBCSunday Night‘s I Am a Singer 2.
Guest : Lee Da Hae, Jung Il Woorunning man, Variety show comedy