Run BTS!

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Run BTS!
Original title달려라 방탄!
GenreVariety show
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes64 (as of February 20, 2019; ongoing)
Release
Original networkV Live
Original releaseAugust 1, 2015 (2015-08-01) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Run BTS! (Hangul달려라 방탄!; RRDallyeora Bangtan!) is a free BTS variety show offered on V Live. It began in 2015 and has resumed from a hiatus to begin Season 3 on January 1, 2019 since the hiatus for the Love Yourself World Tour.[1] In each episode, the boys get missions, complete challenges, and do many other activities in which they can earn prizes or punishments.[2]

The first season was aired on August 1, 2015, and every Tuesday in the week, unless an episode of BTS Gayo was aired. After a year of break, a second season was aired on January 31, 2017. Since Episode 20 on May 23, 2017, it became a weekly show.

Promotion[edit]

BTS first uploaded two videos February 29, 2015 advertising their new variety on V Live. The first video got 242,000 views in three days and the second received 100,000 views and 87,000 likes.[3]

Adaptation[edit]

On July 10, 2018 it was announced that Mnet would air eight of the most popular episodes from the web series on TV every Wednesday for eight weeks. It began airing July 11 and ended August 29, 2018.[4]

Episodes[edit]

If information provided was not in the link the episode was watched on their official channel.[5]

Episodes 1-20[edit]

List of episodes (episode 1–20)
Episode # Broadcast Date MC Teams Synopsis Results
1 August 1, 2015 N/A The members introduce themselves and talk about their hopes for the show. N/A
2 August 2, 2015 N/A The members partake in a "Best Guy Competition" where they go through a series of tests to see who will score the highest.[6] Jungkook Wins
3 August 18, 2015 N/A BTS goes to an amusement park and have to complete challenges while on rides. BTS Wins
4 September 15, 2015 N/A The members play various games in the water. Jimin Wins
Jin has to drink garlic juice.
5 September 29, 2015 N/A The members participate in a sports day. BTS Wins
Cameramen receive a drink punishment.
6 (Pt 1) October 3, 2015 Suga N/A In a skit the members of BTS confess their sins to "pastor" Suga. N/A
6 (Pt 2) October 20, 2015 N/A
7 November 16, 2015 N/A Red Team
(RM, Jin, V, & Jungkook)
Black Team
(Suga, J-Hope, & Jimin)
(Part 1) While in Gangwon-do, South Korea the boys play paintball. Red Team Wins
8 December 15, 2015 N/A (Part 2) While in Gangwon-do the boys search for flags in the mountains. RM, Jin, Jimin, V, & Jungkook Wins
Suga & J-Hope do not win food.
9 December 22, 2015 N/A RM, Jin, V, & Jungkook To-Be-Tall Team
(Suga, J-Hope, & Jimin)
(Part 3) While in Gangwon-do the boys visit the highest bungee jump tower in Korea and take turns jumping.[7] All members Win
10 January 5, 2016 N/A (Part 4) While in Gangwon-do the members eat and discover who the spy was for the day. Jungkook Wins
11 January 31, 2017 N/A Members are given a skit to act out in the school setting. Suga is given the role of female student and other members must charm him to win.[8] No winner
12 February 28, 2017 N/A Police Officer's
(RM, Suga, V, & Jungkook)
Prisoner's
(Jin, J-Hope, & Jimin)
Members are given a skit where they act out being police officer's interrogating prisoner's for crimes that do not make sense.[8] N/A
13 March 7, 2017 Suga Older Team
(RM, Jin, &, J-Hope)
Younger Team
(Jimin, V, & Jungkook)
(Part 1) While at One Mount Water Park the members must find out which one is sabotaging them.
14 March 14, 2017 Older Team
(RM, Jin, &, J-Hope)
Younger Team
(Jimin, V, & Jungkook)
(Part 2) While at One Mount Water Park the members must find out which one is sabotaging them.
15 March 21, 2017 Older Team
(RM, Jin, &, J-Hope)
Younger Team
(Jimin, V, & Jungkook)
(Part 3) While at One Mount Water Park the members must find out which one is sabotaging them.[9] Jin Wins
Other members can only get food if they do what Jin tells them
16 March 28, 2017 N/A The members participate in a BTS Winter Olympics. J-Hope Wins
17 April 11, 2017 N/A (Part 1) The members go to an arcade. N/A
18 April 18, 2017 N/A (Part 2) The members go to an arcade. RM Wins
Jimin gets a balloon popped in his ear.
19 May 2, 2017 N/A Jungkook RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, & V The members go bowling.[8] Jungkook Wins
Other members have to bow to him.
20 May 23, 2017 Jin Jungkook's Team
(RM, J-Hope, & Jungkook)
Suga's Team
(Suga, Jimin, & V)
The members attempt to create a meal within an hour.[10] Suga's Team Wins
Jungkook's Team has to clean up.

Episodes 21-40[edit]

List of episodes (episode 21–40)
Episode # Broadcast Date MC Teams Synopsis Results
21 May 30, 2017 N/A RM's Team
(RM, Jin, V, & Jungkook)
Suga's Team
(Suga, J-Hope, & Jimin)
N/A BTS divide into groups and play board games. RM's Team Wins
Jimin gets a penalty.
22 October 3, 2017 N/A Jin & Jimin Suga & V RM, J-Hope, & Jungkook For a Chuseok special the members wear hanbok, make mandu, and play traditional Korean games.[1] RM, J-Hope, & Jungkook Wins
Suga and V have to eat the mandu they made earlier.
23 October 17, 2017 J-Hope N/A The members pair up with dogs and compete to see who can get their dogs to do various tasks.[7][1] J-Hope Wins
24 October 24, 2017 N/A Team A
(RM, V, & Jungkook)
Team B
(Jin & Suga)
Team C
(J-Hope & Jimin)
The members fight off a zombie attack at Everland while going through an obstacle course and solving puzzles.[7][1] Team B Wins
25 October 31, 2017 Suga Jin, Jimin, & Jungkook RM, J-Hope, & V N/A Two teams compete in multiplayer games at a PC bang.[1] RM, J-Hope, & V Wins
Jimin has to sing "Blood Sweat & Tears" while being doused with water.
26 November 7, 2017 N/A Team Kim Seok-jin
(Jin, J-Hope, & Jimin)
Team A
(Suga & V)
Team BTS
(RM & Jungkook)
The members are divided into groups and play a spy game.[11] Team Kim Seok-jin Wins
27 November 14, 2017 J-Hope & Jimin Suga & V RM, Jin, & Jungkook (Part 1) Members divide into teams to win games that would get them food for a barbecue.[12] N/A
28 November 21, 2017 (Part 2) Members divide into teams and sing karaoke, using the food they won for a barbecue.[13] All teams win
29 November 28, 2017 Suga N/A The members held a fashion show, with members picking out clothes from their personal closets for another to wear down the runway.[14] N/A
30 December 5, 2017 Team Glasses
(RM, J-Hope, Jungkook & V)
Team Kim Seok-jin
(Jin, J-Hope, & Jimin)
N/A (Part 1) The members play games from popular variety shows in Korea.
31 December 12, 2017 (Part 2) The members play games from popular variety shows in Korea.[15] Team Glasses Wins
Team Kim Seok-jin has to wear retro fashion to the airport.
32 December 23, 2017 N/A BTS do a Christmas special and complete various missions. J-Hope Wins
33 December 28, 2017 N/A N/A N/A N/A (Part 1) Each of the members get a Manito and a mission they had to complete in secret while doing other missions.[7] N/A
34 January 2, 2018 (Part 2) Each of the members get a Manito and a mission they had to complete in secret while doing other missions.[8] Jimin Wins
Suga has to wear Jimin's BT21 costume next episode and Jin has to wear hanbok to the airport.
35 January 9, 2018 N/A RM, Jin, & V Suga & Jimin J-Hope & Jungkook BTS split into teams and compete to make the best kimchi using recipes from different parts of Korea.[16] J-Hope & Jungkook Wins
36 January 16, 2018 N/A Dance Line
(J-Hope, Jimin, & Jungkook)
Vocal Line
(RM, Jin, Suga, & V)
N/A BTS must use the kimchi they created to make a new dish. Vocal Line Wins
Jimin eats a raw onion.
37 January 23, 2018 N/A The members play BTS Monopoly.[17] Jin Wins
RM has to climb Achasan mountain.
38 January 30, 2018 N/A Golden Youngest
(Jin & Jimin)
Cherry RM
(J-Hope & Jungkook)
Happy Evangelist
(RM, Suga, & V)
The members play a game of tug of war where they have to pull two other members in order to complete the puzzle.[18] Golden Youngest Wins
V has to do punishment decided by staff, RM gets blurred, and Suga has to wear a BT21 costume.
39 February 6, 2018 Jin RM, V, & Jungkook Suga, J-Hope, & Jimin N/A (Part 1 Golden Bell) BTS play various games. N/A
40 February 13, 2018 N/A Jin, Suga, & V RM, J-Hope, Jimin, & Jungkook N/A BTS play a series of Korean New Year games.[19] RM, J-Hope, Jimin, & Jungkook Wins
Jin, Suga, & V do not get to eat

Episodes 41-60[edit]

List of episodes (episode 41-60)
Episode # Broadcast Date MC Teams Synopsis Results
41 February 20, 2018 Jin RM, V, & Jungkook Suga , J-Hope, & Jimin) N/A (Part 2 Golden Bell) The members play various games and Suga carries out his punishment of writing a book report. RM Wins
Suga has to jump in the ocean.
42 February 27, 2018 N/A Members individually compete in an obstacle course.[8] Jimin Wins
J-Hope gets soaked with toy hat.
43 March 6, 2018 N/A (Part 1) The members play games that test their senses and Suga carries out his punishment of going to the sea from episode 41. N/A
44 March 13, 2018 N/A (Part 2) The members play games that test their senses and RM and V carry out their punishment from episodes 37 and 38 by climbing Achasan mountain.[20] Jungkook Wins
Jin has to make RM & V breakfast for their journey.
45 March 20, 2018 N/A BTS compete to make the best coffee.[21] Jin Wins
46 March 27, 2018 N/A BTS learns how to make pottery.[22] N/A
47 April 3, 2018 N/A Innocents
(Unknown)
Thieves
(Unknown)
N/A (Part 1) The members are in BTS Village with the goal of protecting the town from the thieves hidden within them.
48 April 10, 2018 (Part 2) The members are in BTS Village with the goal of protecting the town from the thieves hidden within them.[23] Thieves Win
49 April 17, 2018 Suga N/A (Part 1) BTS celebrate their 50th episode by reviewing their most famous moments from the show and later receive awards.[24] All members win
50 April 24, 2018 Frogs
(V & Jungkook)
Rabbits
(Jin & Jimin)
Dogs
(RM, Suga, & J-Hope)
(Part 2) BTS celebrate their 50th episode and members do a mission in an amusement park.[25] N/A
51 June 1, 2018 N/A (Part 3) BTS celebrate their 50th episode and do a mission in an amusement park. Dog Team Wins
52 June 26, 2018 N/A Jin's Team
(Jin, Suga, & V)
Jimin's Team
(RM, J-Hope, Jimin, & Jungkook)
N/A BTS are divided into groups to get out of an escape room. Jin's Team Wins
53 July 3, 2018 N/A (Part 1) The members go on a trip and go shopping for food items they will need. Jungkook Wins
Jin and Jimin have to walk there.
54 July 10, 2018 N/A RM, Suga, J-Hope, & Jimin Jin, V, & Jungkook N/A (Part 2) The members go on a trip and compete to play outdoors games. N/A
55 July 17, 2018 N/A (Part 3) The members go on a trip and play board games.[7]
56 July 24, 2018 N/A (Part 4) The members go on a trip and takes turns reading a poem they wrote for one another.[26]
57 January 1, 2019 N/A Ref
(RM, Suga, J-Hope)
Boxing
(Jin and Jungkook)
95's
(Jimin and V)
(Part 1) BTS divide into groups to cook Italian food.[27] Team Ref Wins
58 January 8, 2019 (Part 2) BTS finish making Italian food and have it judged by a professional chef.[28] Team Ref Wins
95's team have to clean up and make coffee.
59 January 15, 2019 N/A Team Kim Seok-jin (Suga, J-Hope, & Jungkook) Team Bba (RM & Jin) Team Jji (Jimin & V) (Part 1) The members divided into teams in a hotel and played games having to do with their songs. N/A
60 January 22, 2019 (Part 2) BTS continues to play games in a hotel room.[29] Team Kim Seok-jin Wins
As a reward, members can yield their future penalties to another person.

Episodes 61-80[edit]

List of episodes (episode 61-80)
Episode # Broadcast Date MC Teams Synopsis Results
61 January 29, 2019 N/A Team A (RM, J-Hope, V & Jungkook) Team Kim Seok-jin (Jin, Suga & Jimin) (Part 1) BTS play games at the sauna.[30] N/A
62 February 5, 2019 (Part 2) BTS continue playing games at the sauna. Team A Wins
Team Kim Seok-jin get splashed with water.
63 February 12, 2019 Suga Team Kim Seokjin (RM, Jin, & V) Team Jeon Jungkook (J-Hope, Jimin, & Jungkook) (Part 1) BTS are in a classroom learning music.[31] N/A
64 February 19, 2019 (Part 2) BTS are in a classroom and they're in music and PE class.[32]
65 February 26, 2019 TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Global V LIVE Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result Ref.
2019 Run BTS! 2018 Best V Original Won [33]

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