On your mark, get set, “Running Man!”
At least, that’s what it will seem like on Nov. 1, when 100 celebrity guests appear on a special relay event episode of Korean variety show “Running Man.” The popular series will feature entertainers of all sorts during the “Running Man” episode, appearing alongside the show’s main cast members.
Members of K-pop groups like GOT7, 2AM, After School, Seventeen, G-Friend, and N. Flying will all appear during the episode.
Along with K-pop idols, comedians, singers, and actors like Kim Sook, Park Na Rae, Park Joon Hyung, and Lee Ha Neul will also appear in the episode.
Several athletes will also be featured in the special.
During filming, “Running Man” cast and crew members held the relay where they invited 100 guests in under 10 hours.
The episode was filmed on Oct. 19.
The star-filled relay special has drawn comparisons between “Running Man,” which airs on Korea’s SBS,” and MBC’s “Idol Athletic Championship” series, which brings together many of Korea’s young stars in an athletic special.
This will be the first appearance of many Korean idols and other celebrities on “Running Man.”
“Running Man” began airing on SBS in 2010, and quickly grew to become one of South Korea’s most popular variety shows. The show is popular internationally, and has aired over 260 episodes. The show is part of SBS’s “Good Sunday” Lineup.
Nam Seung Yong currently is the chief producer of “Running Man.”
Tamar Herman is a multi-media journalist and the co-founder of KultScene. She is a freelance writer and copy editor, and has written for MTV Iggy, Noisey, and Paste Magazine.