Bathurst parkrun is cancelled on 2021-10-02 – Due to current COVID-19 restrictions

New to parkrun? Welcome!

Not sure what to do?
  1. Register online at It's free and easy and you only need to do it once.
  2. Print your barcode and bring it with you. You'll only need it at the end, so keep it safe, perhaps in a ziplock bag in your pocket to protect it from sweat.
  3. Set your alarm and arrive at parkrun by 7.45am for the first timer's brief.  We do one every week, to explain how things work and where the course goes.  We gather at the children's playground, bottom end of William St near the river.
  4. Bring your dog if you like - only one per parkrunner, on a short leash on your left.  If you have a pram, please don't have a dog as well!
  5. Keep your children under 11 within arms reach to keep them safe!
  6. Enjoy yourself!  Everyone is welcome, to walk or run or shuffle.  You won't be last, we have a volunteer who has that job and they won't hurry you along.

Questions?  Please ask a Run Director (wearing a blue and white vest), or email us at



Barcode scanning policy on phones and smart watches

Occasionally, we have had a small minority of parkrunners asking 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.

DFYB Wristband

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 any reason, especially for following the rules.

You can read the parkrun policy here

Why can't we scan the barcodes on smart phones or smart watches?

Well, beside it just simply being a parkrun global policy a few years ago we had a runner collapse and need emergency medical care. parkrunners were able to find her printed barcode in her pram and call her ICE (In Case of Emergency) on that barcode. If we hadn't found that, we wouldn't have known who she was or who to contact.

 Where can I get something durable?

19642460_862351300609754_4526264867438565327_nThere's a great way to ensure you don't forget your barcode (#DFYB) Simply order a tag that's printed with your Athlete ID and attach it to your shoelaces. Also, don't forget your running shoes!

But what if I do forget?

Notice the number of your finish token before you drop it in the bucket at the end of the chute. You'll be able to check out the results later that day on our website and have an idea of your finish time. And next week, #DFYB!

DFYB Spiral


New Years’ Day at Bathurst parkrun, a double!

Ring in the New Year with a double hit of parkrun.  Bathurst parkrun at 7.30am, then head up to Orange parkrun for 9.30am.  If the weather and the water is right, we can enjoy a swim at Gosling Creek afterwards! In 2018, we had 198 runners at Bathurst parkrun on New Years' Day. :)

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