The format for the missions are as follows: Throughout the history of Running Man, special series have progressed with storytelling and movie-like episodes.
Many of these series have been praised for their thrill and excitement, and are considered some of the more higher quality episodes of Running Man.
The format of the show moves away from the "race mission others", to "one continuous race missions" The MCs and guests were locked in a landmark during closed hours and were required to leave before opening hours.
Everyone individually earned Running Balls throughout the missions and the balls selected during the lottery machine segment represented the individuals who were the winners for the night.
The format of missions was also changed: Beginning with the twenty-sixth episode, the race mission, Bells Hide and Seek, was replaced with a Find the Guests mission.
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, Turkish and Filipino.
As of episode 48, the members take part in a series of missions to become the winner(s) at the end of the race.
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).