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. :)


Christmas Day at Bathurst parkrun

We look forward to seeing you again on Christmas Day at Bathurst parkrun.  In 2018, we had 127 people join us :)


New Year’s Day double

Bathurst parkrun and Orange parkrun will be hosting a spectacular 'New Year's Day Double parkrun!"

Orange parkrun will be held at the special time of 7.30am, then Bathurst parkrun will be held at 9.30am.  We encourage you to drive safely between the events.


Journo Report Event #40

Bathurst parkrun
Event number 40
6th May 2017

This week 150 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bathurst parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Wes GIBSON (VM35-39) of UP Coaching, was first over the line in 19:36 - 8th time in 32 appearances.
Phillip MOUNCE-STEPHENS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:49.
Cameron OAKLEY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:53.

Female placings:
Kathleen WALLINGTON (VW50-54) of Raring2Run, was first (13th overall) over the line in 23:33 - first appearance.
Penelope MORTON (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 26:19.
Kelly CARTER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 28:14.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Chris GRADY (VM60-64) – 72.33% for the time 22:10 (7th overall).
Kathleen WALLINGTON (VW50-54) – 71.20% for the time 23:33 (13th overall).
Terry TURNBULL (VM55-59) – 69.48% for the time 22:07 (6th overall).

The female record is held by Joasia ZAKRZEWSKI who recorded a time of 00:18:50 on 27th August 2016 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Brandon MARTIN who recorded a time of 00:16:41 on 6th August 2016 (event number 2).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary STRINGER who recorded 84.79% (22:34) on 1st April 2017 (event number 35).

Bathurst parkrun started on 30th July 2016. Since then 1,512 participants have completed 7,209 parkruns covering a total distance of 36,045 km, including 2,147 new Personal Bests.


Sarai Edmonds – January 2017 parkrunner of the Month

2017 01 Sarai Edmonds

Sarai is one of those people who just quietly goes about their work, without fuss.  She has run a total of 20 parkruns, 16 of them in Bathurst, and four as a tourist to Dubbo parkrun.  Of course, any PoTM is also a volunteer and Sarai has volunteered at Bathurst parkrun 5 times.  One of the most memorable volunteer events was our Christmas Eve event where Sarai was busy very early adding some beautiful chalk art to our paths.
It's this spirit of putting a little extra effort to making the parkrun experience even better for others that made Sarai the perfect choice to be our parkrunner of the month.  You rock, Sarai, thank you!


Dave Kelly – December 2016 parkrunner of the Month

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Dave Kelly receiving his award for parkrunner of the month for December 2016.

Dave Kelly is the kind of parkrunner that every parkrun needs.  A few months ago, Dave said to me "Jen, just put me on the volunteer roster on the first Saturday each month, it's just easier that way." And he's stuck to his word and volunteered each month since.

In terms of running, Dave loves a bit of a challenge and is always good natured when challenged to push himself along the way.  Encouraging of others, friendly and ready with a smile and a wave, he is a wonderfully fun member of the Bathurst parkrun family.

Thank you Dave, for making parkrun a great spot for us all.  For this, you were selected as parkrunner of the month for December 2016!

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