IE barcodes
Read more › News - 12th January 2022

More than just a barcode

Every parkrunner knows that by taking a barcode along to parkrun, you can get your parkrun stats emailed directly to you!   However there are benefits to carrying a printed barcode that you might not have thought about, reasons that contribute to making parkrun the event you know and love.   Should something happen to you at…

Read more › News - 22nd November 2021

Scanning from mobile devices

Since the personal barcode system was introduced in 2009, over 60 million instances of participation have been recorded at parkrun events around the world.   Over that time we have insisted that in order to record a time, all finishers must present a printed barcode (either in the form of a paper printout or an…

Read more › News - 8th October 2021

Accepting parkrunner barcodes on mobile devices

A key principle of parkrun event delivery is to ensure everything we do is simple, scalable, and sustainable.   In 2009, in order to identify finishers more accurately and efficiently, we introduced the personal barcode system. Since then we have recorded over 60 million instances of participation around the world, and up to this point…

Read more › Uncategorized - 14th July 2021

So much easier

Bangor parkrunners Colette McIntyre and Gillian Shorter have been timekeeping and barcode scanning using the Virtual Volunteer app.    Here they tell us how it works, how easy it is, and why they never want to go back to using the previous equipment.     Colette’s story   I’ve previously done timekeeping with the old…