Make sure you print your barcode on good quality paper and on a normal printer quality - not on a 'quick print' or other setting where the quality is reduced.
You can keep it in a small plastic bag, laminate it or cover it in sellotape to make it more durable.
If your barcode stops working please print off a new one. You can find out how to access your barcode here.
Alternatively, you can buy a wristband or card. For more information on how to obtain these please see this article.
My barcode is very small. Is this normal?
No, the box that contains your barcode and name should be about the size of a credit card.
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Can I bring my barcode on my smartphone or watch instead of printing it?
However, we continue to encourage you to have a printed barcode and to carry it with you when you come along to parkrun.
In the case of a serious incident a printed barcode enables us to identify a participant easily and usually displays emergency contact details.