Running Man is a television program that has been broadcast on SBS since July 11, 2010. It was broadcast once a week, and 597 episodes were broadcast on April 3, 2022.

Previously, the longest-running entertainment program in Korea was MBC Broadcasting's Infinite Challenge. Both programs have something in common that Yoo Jae-seok appeared. (We plan to post a separate post about Yoo Jae-seok, a broadcaster Yoo Jae-seok.))

Running Man, which has been running for 10 years since its first broadcast on July 11, 2010, has been loved by the public as it is considered the standard of variety entertainment. 

At the beginning of the broadcast, it competed to complete the mission and took off the name tag on the back, gaining popularity across generations with a simple yet tense format. In particular, it was loved by teenagers such as elementary school students, and since it was focused on missions rather than talk, the language barrier was relatively broken down, attracting national popularity in Southeast Asia and leading to the craze of K entertainment. Running Man also exported formats to China and Vietnam.

In fact, when the "Running Man" members went to Southeast Asia to shoot, a large number of people gathered so that the airport was paralyzed, and thanks to this, Lee Kwang-soo was also nicknamed "Asia Prince" for his entertainment. 

The "Running Man" members also had a solid fandom enough to go on an Asian tour, and held a "Running Gu Concert" on their ninth anniversary. Of course, there were noise and internal conflicts, such as notification of the first-year members dropping out, ending the drama, and sudden dropping out of Gary, but Yoo Jae-seok, Ji Seok-jin, Kim Jong-guk, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo, and Ha-ha of the first-year members will run together again. 

Since then, taking the crisis as an opportunity, Yang Se-chan and Jeon So-min have joined the new family and formed a one-team team for three years to become stronger.

"Running Man" started as a game variety and made "tearing name tags" popular, and each of them gave fresh fun with games with stories using members' characters. However, he also revealed a limitation called "Elementary School Man," saying that this concept is an entertainment show that only elementary school students like.

""Running Man" has a lot of time and physical consumption compared to other indoor entertainment shows and talk programs, but the members' passion is different.

Despite the changing trends in entertainment such as observation entertainment and real entertainment in Korea, the dignity of "Running Man," which is showing off its firmness, will continue to run in the future.

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