#505 - Eliminating Trespassers: Secret of the Old Village
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So Min joins the members after a long hiatus. The members head to a village called Gujeon where gems are buried everywhere. They are to dig out the gems which are valuable. However, there seems to be a secret the villagers are hiding. Will the members be able to safely make it out of the village? Stay tuned to find out!
#514 - Family Search Race, Unstoppable Sisters
Jeon So-mi Jessi Lee Young-ji Solar (Mamamoo)
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This week, the members are joined by four female guests who will play their sisters for the day. The four guests, Jessi, Solar, Lee Young Ji, and Jeon So Mi, have to earn audition points in order to win the prize. The members, on the other hand, have to earn academic points to win. Who will be the winners of this week's race?
#517 - Link Average Race, Cut Off to Survive
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This week, the members randomly team up to play multiple games where the winner of each game decides whether to keep their team members or cut ties with them. At the end of each game, the losing team gets a penalty ball which will determine whether they get a penalty in the end. Who will be the one to receive the penalty this week? Stay tuned to find out!
#520 - 8 People, 8 Colors Preference Race, Lucky Hobbies
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This week, the members learn three different types of hobbies and perform them to win the prizes prepared by the staff. They're given lottery tickets as means of winning the prizes at the end. First, they learn to yodel from the masters of yodel. Then they learn how to dance the samba and hula. Finally, they learn to sing a capella. Who will win first place and win the best prize? Stay tuned to find out!
#527 - Jeju Island Special Part 1: Wind, Women, Rocks, and Bomb
Choi Yeo-jin Han Ji-eun Lee Joo-bin So Yi-hyun
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This week, Running Man visits Jeju Island in a very long time and gets the cast pumped up. Guests Han Ji Eun, Choi Yeo Jin, So E Hyun, and Lee Ju Bin join them as team leaders for the race. The wind, women, and rocks will represent Jeju Island as each team tries to collect one of each card through a series of missions and games. However, there is a bomb card capable of dropping them out of the race. Like always, the losing team faces a penalty, and the winning team wins a prize.
#530 - Penthouse Special Part 1: Top Club vs Bottom Club
Eugene Ha Do-kwon Hoshi Kim Nam-joo (Apink) Kim So-yeon Kim Soo-yong Lee Ji-ah Mingyu (SEVENTEEN) Nam Chang-hee Yoon Bo-mi (Apink)
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Running Man continues with the Old Restaurant Race. The years have added up, but ironically, the oldest team member gets an unexpected gift from a rival sympathetic member, turning the race into their favor. Next, Running Man welcomes guests Kim So Yeon, Lee Ji Ah, Eugene, and Ha Do Kwon from the show, 'The Penthouse', while Kwang Soo and Ji Hyo serve out their penalty from the Jeju Island Special. They fight once again to gain their way into the penthouse.
#532 - The Best Friends Friendship Race, The 1st Friendship Awards
Cha Tae-hyun Huening Kai (TXT) Jang Dong-min Mi-joo (Lovelyz) Yang Dong-geun Yeonjun (TXT)
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This week, Running Man gets ready for the year-end awards ceremony and starts the day with their Friendship Award race. Each member is assigned a best friend and their chemistry will determine who goes home with a prize and who faces the penalty. Guests Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Mi Joo, Yang Dong Geun, Jang Dong Min, Huening Kai, and Choi Yeon Jun join the show as best friends.
#533 - Sweet Home 5pm, Saturday night
Lee Do-hyun Lee Jin-wook Lee Si-young Song Kang
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This week, Lee Si Young, Lee Do Hyun, Song Kang, and Lee Jin Wook, the four leads of the drama 'Sweet Home,' join the members for a race called ‘The Apartment You Live In.' In the race, they have to find a monster hidden among the residents of the Running Apartment in order to avoid getting the penalty. Will they be able to find the monster?
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This week, the Major League Baseball players Ryu Hyun Jin and Kim Kwang Hyun join the 2021 Running League Rookie Draft where team owners Yu Jae Seok and Yang Se Chan pick rookie players for their teams. In order to win the race, they need to win each mission and earn as much money as possible. The player and team owner with the least amount of money gets a penalty.