How do I register?

We have tried to make parkrun as easy as possible to take part in and anybody and everybody, of all ages and running abilities are welcome at our runs. You can run, jog or walk the course.

To register with us please head to parkrun.com/countries and select your country. Then click register from the top right menu and fill in the form. Finally await your confirmation email containing your barcode, print it out and remember to bring it with you when you run.

Once registered, you remain registered for life. You can turn up at any parkrun anywhere in the world without having to re-register.

All runners should register themselves, unless they are too young to do so, are unable to use a computer, or do not have access to one. If you're registering for someone else, do remember to check out our policy on registering others.

There are no deadlines, you can register at any time, but please make sure you have registered with enough time to receive the confirmation email and to print off your personal barcode.

If you are participating in a wheelchair please register and then get in touch if you would like us to mark your parkrun profile accordingly. You will then appear as a wheelchair athlete (MWC or WWC) in the results.

Please do not

  • register twice.
  • register under a pseudonym.
  • register separately when running with a buggy or pushchair.
  • register your dog or any other animal, only humans can register. We will remove these results and delete the account.

Please don't get in touch with us to register, you need to register using the online form.

How old do you need to be to register?

Children must be aged 4 and over to register and obtain their own barcode. In order to record a time they must complete the course entirely on their own two feet.

We ask that children under 11 are accompanied within arm’s reach throughout the run by a parent or guardian at our 5k series.

In the UK the junior parkrun series is designed specifically for children aged between 4 and 14, and junior parkrunners can run unaccompanied at these 2k events. You can read more about junior parkrun here.

Why do you need the information you ask for?

Most of the information we ask for is used to identify you at our events and allocate your correct result. We do not ask for information we do not need.

We ask for all first names and surname to identify you; gender and date of birth so that we can calculate age group and category records. We ask about membership of running clubs so that we can collate club results for each running club.
We ask for an email address from everybody so that we can send you your result, and send you our weekly newsletter (which you can choose to opt out of).
We ask for your home run and postcode so we can send you area specific event updates.

What happens once I have registered?

Shortly after you have pressed the submit button on the form you will be emailed a confirmation that we have received it. Please read this email carefully, it contains further instructions and a link to your barcode.

You don't need to do anything more, just turn up at a parkrun with your printed barcode and run.

For more information on what happens on the day, click here.

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