Running Man is the name of the popular Korean reality-variety show that stars Yu Jae Seok, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, Jee Seok Jin, Song Ji Hyo, Jeon So Min, and Yang Se Chan. In each episode, participants must complete missions at various places to win the race. Each mission features members trying to beat each other using their wits and skills.
Attempting these fun missions requires knowledge and physical strength. Sometimes, the participants work as a team and cooperate for one common goal. Other times, they betray each other throughout the race in order to win all the honor and glory for themselves.
With its global success, Running Man has welcomed appearances from international stars such as Jackie Chan (episode 135), Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill (episode 410), and Ryan Reynolds (episode 482), plus k-pop stars, including BTS. The show has helped many of its stars gain international popularity.
Korean content streamer KOCOWA and The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a South Korean government agency that promotes Korean content, have teamed up to host a booth themed around Running Man and fan-favorite k-dramas at KCON LA, from August 19 to 21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
At the booth, fans will be able to play games from the show and insert themselves into their favorite k-dramas, posing with k-drama characters, and possibly a star or idol that stops by the booth for photos.
KOCOWA is a joint company between wavve Americas (wA), and the top three Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS, along with SK Telecom. Running Man episodes can be seen on the KOCOWA streaming platform.