The losing team was required to commute home using public transportation while undertaking an embarrassing punishment.As of the eleventh episode, the Running Man members and guests were no longer split into two main teams except for during the race mission, with smaller teams or individual game-play being used during the other missions.The format for the missions in episodes 26 to 43 were: If there were many members with no Running Balls, they were automatically punished and no lottery was conducted.Additionally, if the members succeeded in the One Chance mission, they were all relieved of the punishment regardless of how many Running Balls each of them possessed.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.
Through a series of missions, the Running Man members were divided into teams and/or individually earned Running Balls.
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.
After all the guest were introduced, the announcer would immediately announce their first mission.
As of episode 38 and onwards, there were some episodes which included spy/spies.