Term used often in college football to refer to a team winning all of it's games, usually in a conference.
"USC will run the table in the Pac-10 this year"
by pitar83 October 19, 2008
This saying comes from playing pool. It means to sink all of the balls on the table, not giving the competing party a chance to even shoot. In pool if you sink a ball you get to shoot again and keep shooting until you miss. Only if you miss does the other party get to shoot and keep shooting until he misses.

It has moved to other areas meaning to win it all, for instance a team winning all of its games in a season.
They will run the table, winning all of their games this year.
by Piper3456 February 2, 2016
When you (and possibly a partner) simply cannot be beat in the game of beer pong. Typically this is only acknowledged after 5+ games have been played (in a row) and won.
Guy #1: "Dude, have you seen Darrell and Ty tonight?

Guy #2: "Hell ya man! They are definitely running the table!"
by DerMin July 21, 2011
Relating to billiards: Taking the break, then proceeding to pocket every ball thereafter without miss or scratch.
by ltdrifter February 2, 2003
To keep winning a game (beirut, beer pong, pool/billiards, checkers) so that you stay on the table and opponents keep coming like lambs to the slaughter.
Last night Simon and I ran the beirut table and groupies were eyeing us like a kid in a candy store.
by Nick D July 12, 2004
The act of hitting all the requisite balls during a billiards game in one turn to win.
Doing it on one's first turn on the table is to doing it any other time in the game is as getting a royal flush is to getting a straight flush in poker.
We were hill hill and I didn't get anything on the break and the rat bastard ran the table on me.
by King Gabey March 25, 2004
When a guy in a group full of girls manages to fuck them all in one night.
Did you see josh last night? He was running the table on 5 chicks.
by bffhm May 30, 2011