Barcode scanning policy on phones and smart watches

Over the past few weeks we have had a small minority of parkrunners attempting to have their smart phones scanned, rather than their printed barcodes.

It is global parkrun policy that event teams ONLY accept paper barcodes, plastic barcodes or official parkrun wristbands.

This means parkrunner barcodes on smart phones or watches are NOT to be accepted for scanning.

It is also NEVER acceptable to harass or be aggressive towards the volunteers for following the rules.

You can read the parkrun policy here

Where do I get my barcode? You can always print more barcodes by logging into your parkrun account, there will be a link in your parkrun email if you don’t know the address.

Paper can get messy and ripped or soggy, so you can laminate them, and there are also a few other supported barcodes that can be used for parkrun. Check out the links below on how to order parkrun tokens or wristbands.

Thanks for everyone’s understanding on following the parkrun rules to make the event enjoyable for runners and volunteers.