Runningman Idol Special was finally aired on September 8, 2013. There were 7 teams in total with 2 members of an idol group and 1 member of the runningman casts in each group. The filming, located in Cheongju, was titled Goodbye Summer Vacation as it is already the time when the summer vacation ends and school starts again.
The race was opened with a dance performance by each team. This gave a hilarious sight as the runningman casts had to join the idols in doing their dance movements. There were three small games in total before the final round. In each game, the teams got a time card, whose value was different according to the rank (the first got the most time).
The first game was called swimming pool island. In this game, everyone had to fight with one another to stand on a platform placed in the middle of the pool. Despite winning the first round, 2PMs Wooyoung and Chansung got the last rank because their teammate, Ji Sukjin, lost to Lee Gwangsoo in the final round. The fight between Sukjin and Gwangsoo was worth seeing, though. The winner of this round was Infinite and Haha.
The second game was blob jump. The rank was determined by the height in which the bullet member was thrown. The scaredy-cat team, Infinites Sunggyu and Haha, was fun to watch as they were fuzzing around for a long time before they finally jumped, leaving their teammate, L, waiting on the blob for a long time under the suns heat. Girls Day and Yoo Jaesuks team got the first rank while 2PM and Ji Sukjin, once again, became the last.
The third game was a dodgeball game, located in a university athletic field. All teams must avoid the ball thrown by about 50 angry because the vacation is over university students. A team member that survived till the end won the game. To everyones surprise, MBLAQs Lee Joon, who always lost in the previous games of runningman where he came as a guest, became the last man standing and won the game for his team.
The final round consisted of a series of games where teams must first untie the rope and free themselves from their cages, arrange a runningman puzzle so that a key would drop, use the key to unlock the winning flag stand, and finally grab the flag. Despite gaining the most amount of time and getting a head start, Sistar and Kim Jongkok failed to win the game. The first team finishing the games was Beast and Song Jihyo, earning them the title: King of Idols. At the end of the game, Beast was awarded a golden runningman trophy.
Blue Team : Girl’s Day (Minah and Yura)Yoo Jae Suk
Grey Team : A Pink (Eunji and Naeun)Kang Gary
White Team : Sistar (Hyorin and Dasom)Kim Jong Kook
Red Team : 2PM (Wooyoung and Chansung)Ji Suk Jin
Deep Blue Team : MBLAQ (Lee Joon and Seung Ho)Lee Gwang Soo
Green Team : Infinite (L and Sung Gyu)HaHa
Orange Team : Beast (Doo Joon and Gi Kwang)Song Ji Hyo
Photo Credit: @RunningManVirus, ph.omg.yahoo.com