Read more › News - 26th April 2023

Five reasons why we love the wristband

From sending your parkrun stats directly to you to safely carrying all your emergency contact details, the parkrun wristband has been coming in handy since it was first introduced.   Here, we look at some of the reasons why we love our unique wristbands:   1) Make your parkruns colourful   Want to add some…

Read more › News - 21st March 2023

My barcode to adventure

Tamara Smith discovered parkrun in 2019, introduced by an enthusiastic friend and work colleague (read Tamara’s build up to first trying parkrun here.) Since then Tamara’s parkrun barcode has taken her on many adventures across the country and beyond!    My introduction into the wonderful world that is parkrun was an easy one. I was…

Read more › News - 20th February 2023

Five reasons we love the barcode

At parkrun, we’ve always tried to keep that event day experience the same as it was back when we began in 2004.   But one thing has evolved over the years – the barcode. Here we take a look at the importance of the barcode, and why we love it.   For the first five…

Read more › News - 19th January 2022

Virtual volunteering

The Virtual Volunteer app has revolutionised timekeeping and barcode scanning at parkrun.    The first country to be entirely app only was Germany, five years ago. And now, post pandemic, the rest of the parkrun world has followed.   Here’s why we love the app.   In 2017, Germany became the first country to launch…

Read more › News - 21st July 2021

Are you ready to get your barcode scanned?

We know it’s been a while since you last dusted off your barcode and headed out to parkrun, but we can’t wait to see you back when our England 5k events restart on Saturday 24 July!   Don’t forget to log into your parkrun profile here and check your emergency contact details and personal details are up…