Everything you need to know about how 'The Runner,' Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's new project, works

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are teaming up yet again, this time for the interactive live-action show, "The Runner," a go90 original series.

Set to premiere on July 1 and run for 30 days, "The Runner" follows a chosen individual, called the Runner, attempting to cross the country by any means necessary as a group of Chasers try to catch them. But that's not all: All of America is also on the hunt for the Runner, encouraged to send in clues if they spy them on the move.

SEE ALSO: Meet all 5 Chasers vying to catch the elusive Runner

A bit confused? No worries, we've got you covered. Below we've outlined everything you need to know about the must-watch online event of the summer: "The Runner."

How are Ben Affleck and Matt Damon involved?

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are executive producers of "The Runner," and they have been trying to get the series made for almost 15 years. They're producing the show alongside Adaptive Studios' Marc Joubert and Perrin Chiles, as well as Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Media Group.

Check out photos of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon together through the years:

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How does "The Runner" work?

One chosen individual will strive to make it across the country undetected over the course of a 30-day period, completing daily tasks and following clues along the way. Tasks will test the Runner on five key skills: strength, endurance, problem solving, intellect and memory.

As the Runner makes his/her way across America, they will be chased by five pairs of competing Chasers (who you can read about here). The Chasers will be given clues themselves as to the whereabouts of the Runner, in addition to receiving tips from viewers across America (more on that below). If they catch the Runner, they receive the current bounty on their head.

How can I watch?

"The Runner" will be aired live three times daily on go90 and AOL.com. Each of the episodes will air at 9 am PST/12 pm EST, 12 pm PST/3 pm EST and 7 pm PST/10 pm EST. Hosts Matthew Patrick, of YouTube's "The Game Theorists" and "Film Theorists," and Kaj Larsen of "VICE News," will guide the viewers through the show as it happens.

Tune in to the first episode of "The Runner" at 12 p.m. EST below:
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What happens if the Runner gets caught?

If the Runner gets caught, he/she goes home with nothing, and the Chasers receive the bounty that is on his/her head at that time.

What does the Runner (or the Chasers) get if they win?

The Runner receives $500,000 if they cross the country without being caught by a Chaser. If the Chasers catch the Runner, that team receives the bounty on his/her head, which increases $15,000 daily.

How is America involved?

Viewers can choose their favorite Chase team and assist them in catching the Runner by interacting on social media. Chase teams give away $1,000 daily to their valued fans for tips and support. The end of "The Runner" culminates with a $50,000 prize given to the "Runner" MVP, which will be chosen through a lottery system, favoring fans by how active they are throughout the 30-day period.

Fans can connect with the show via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (therunnergo90) throughout the month of July.

Watch the official trailer for "The Runner" below:

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