Stephen King - The Running Man is a novel first published in 1982. This is one of the Stephen King novels that was originally written under the pen-name Richard Bachman. Since then, The Running Man by Stephen King has been made into a movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Running Man - Stephen King book description:
It is 2025 and reality TV has progressed to the point where people are willing to wager their lives in exchange for a chance at enormous wealth. Ben Richards is desperate - he needs money to treat his daughter's illness. His last chance is entering a game show called The Running Man where the objective is to elude police and specially trained trackers for a month. The reward is a cool billion dollars. The catch is that everyone else on the planet is watching and willing to turn him in for a reward.