The only way to dig yourself out of the hole is to make friends with others. You don't get points for killing any of the dudes on your own team. If it was a video game, the "No Friendly Fire" option would be turned on. Get in a quick football huddle and "'Let's try not to be instantly slaughtered' on 3." And then hide. Hide everywhere. One of the flaws in the Running Man game is that they give you way too much space to hide in. Sure, the stalkers are trained, but it's going to take them a year-and-a-half before they can peek around every random hunk of metal in the area. Note to potential makers of futuristic battle lands: Maybe an entire abandoned factory, full of nooks and crannies, isn't the best thing to add when you're trying to provide entertainment to the bloodthirsty and attention-deficit middle aged.
Hide, and hope Jesse Ventura stays retired. You should be fine.
Critics have said that The Belko Experiment is "Office Space meets Battle Royale." The former is only about a battle to an emotional death, so it probably doesn't warrant an entry. But Battle Royale is the George Washington of flicks about confused people and the sharp objects that love them. A bunch of Japanese school children think they are taking a field trip when, in reality, they are being taken to participate in a "Battle Royale" where they have to fight to the death using a weapon that they had no hand in picking.
They never say in the movie if this winner killed everyone with the doll, but they don't not say it.
That brings us to two points: One) You're a Japanese middle schooler and have the strength of one. Two) You don't know what weapon you're going to get. The guy next to you might get a shotgun, and you'd be stuck with a small branch. But, you're middle schoolers, so there's a pretty good chance that, no matter what weapon you get, you won't have a clue about how to use it. Have you ever seen a twelve-year-old swing a longsword? Hopefully not, but let us tell you, it's not pretty. If you get stuck with the bag of marbles, and you see a dude with a crossbow, odds are you'll be able to rip that out of his dumb hands before he figures out that what he's holding isn't a weird harp.
Sure, there are going to be some middle schoolers that are a little more physically adept than the others. Everyone remember that one dude that could grow a goatee before we were even able to properly learn the Cha Cha slide. But they are few and far between. Let's assume that you probably won't run into them. So, you're stuck with your equally nerdy peers. You have to outlast your whole pre-algebra class. Do you just try to avoid them?
Should have let her copy you on the pop-quiz when you had the chance.
Sadly, the guys behind the Battle Royale tend to punish the people that just want to take naps while all the carnage is going on. You HAVE to participate, otherwise the exploding collar on your neck is going to go off and render you flesh-less, which is, by far, the worst way to be. And you have to last three days, so if you off someone and then say "Okay, guys. Filled my quota," boom, flesh-less. Under those conditions, how do you gain an advantage? Multiple people try to form gangs in the movie, and it doesn't work out for them at all. When you're twelve, you turn on people for liking Yu-Gi-Oh more than Magic: The Gathering. A killer island creates division regardless of bestie status.
"SAY PEPSI IS BETTER THAN COKE AGAIN! SAY IT ONE MORE TIME; I DARE YOU!"
How do you remain flesh-filled and remarkably non dead? You get to people before they ever get a chance to learn how to use their weapons. You familiarize yourself with the Matching Pennies scenario from Game Theory. It says that the only way to win when two people are guessing heads/tails on a coin flip against one another is to stay completely random. As soon as you show a preference for one or the other, the other player has a distinct advantage. So never stick with the same weapon. You're all starting form scratch anyway so there's no disadvantage to dropping a crossbow after one shot and picking up the flame thrower. The only way to win this game is to stay random and literally get rid of everyone else in the first day. That's an almost insurmountable amount of choking, but if your hands get tired, just remember that your limbs are going to be in different time zones if you start to whine.