Enhanced hygiene and safety measures

As we look forward to welcoming you back to parkrun on Saturday we thought we would tell you a bit more about the measures we are taking to protect our participants and volunteers.

  • We ask that you please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
  • Please register and bring along your barcode, this will help to facilitate contact tracing if required.


  • Once arrived, please respect others’ personal space.


  • We will be calling you forward for a short briefing and starting on time at 9am, to reduce the amount of time you spend in close proximity to others.


  • We are unable to store or collect your personal belongings, so there will be no tarpaulin. Please make alternative arrangements for your personal items.
  • We ask participants to seed themselves, speedier runners to the front and slower runners and walkers towards the back. Use all available space.
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  • Please absolutely no spitting, no high fives or other unnecessary contact.
  • Parents to observe the under 11’s rule and keep children within arm’s length at all times.
  • Please keep moving through the Finish Funnel and take your finish token promptly to avoid crowding the area.
  • Scanning of finish tokens and personal barcodes will be contactless and at a distance, using the Virtual Volunteer App.


  • We will have extra scanning volunteers on duty to reduce the time you spend in close proximity to others.
  • Please hold out your barcode and finish token for scanning and then place your finish token into one of the green buckets. They look like this:


  •  Finish tokens, as well as volunteer bibs and lanyards will be washed each week.


  • All non-essential presentations, gatherings or celebrations are temporarily suspended, sorry!
  • We can still give you a shout out to mark your special parkrun milestone and the milestone capes will be available (and freshly laundered)  each week.



Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all this Parkie? Don’t worry, we can still have fun while staying safe! See you on Saturday.






parkrun Virtual Volunteer

parkrun Virtual Volunteer

parkrun Virtual Volunteer

Only 5 days until we re-open when we will be capturing your times and barcodes using the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App exclusively.

We can’t say we will be sorry to say goodbye to the Stopwatches and Bar Code Scanners, with their requirement for clearing data and charging every week. The cables required to upload the data onto the laptop were either always in a tangle, or being a bit temperamental at a crucial moment!


Our Timekeepers and Bar Code Scanning Volunteers will be using their own phones and these roles will be entirely contactless. No sharing of equipment means that the risk of passing on germs is significantly reduced.

Why don’t you download the Virtual Volunteer App onto your phone and give it a go? Then you will be all ready to join the hi-viz heroes if we are short on volunteers!



Bar Code Scanning

Bar Code Scanning

Data is uploaded onto the parkrun results processing system directly from your phone, at the press of a button. Simples!


So, with the new and improved Virtual Volunteer App and automated uploading of data, getting your results to you in record quick time has never been easier......or safer! Now, how about going for that PB?

See you on 31 October!




One week to go!

Over the next few days we will be bringing you some information about what to expect when you return to parkrun.

Let’s start with the basics. We will be asking you to do a health check before you leave home on Saturday morning. Here is a list of the symptoms to look out for:

Coronavirus Symptoms

Coronavirus Symptoms

Please do not attend our parkrun event if you, or someone you live with, has any of these symptoms. If you have already been instructed to self-isolate by a health care practitioner you should continue to follow this advice and may not participate or volunteer.

We will be returning to the principal route on 31 October as the paths and grass sections have been well rested during our 7 month absence.

We hope not to need it but the AED has been checked and is at the ready!


We also have a new look First Aid bag and our supplies have been checked and restocked.


We will be providing hand sanitiser for use by volunteers and respectfully ask that participants who wish to use hand sanitiser at the event please bring your own supply. The Public Toilets at The Beach House Cafe will also be open for hand washing facilities.

Thank you for your attention and we look forward to welcoming you back to parkrun next Saturday!




We are recruiting!

Are you interested in joining our Core Team as a Run Director? If you share our passion for parkrun we would love to have you join us!


So, what’s it all about??

The Run Director has overall responsibility for event safety and oversees proceedings during the event and at the finish line. They must be near the start and/or finish area at all times. They have the ultimate authority to decide whether the event should be cancelled or postponed or if an adjustment to the course is required.


The Run Director also welcomes all parkrunners to the event via the pre-event brief and communicates all important messages prior to the event start, recognises the contributions of the volunteers, acknowledges visitors, first-timers and ensures everyone understands the event and stays safe for the duration of the event. Our Event Director and Core Team are there to support you and we can all agree it’s lots of fun!

If you are interested please get in touch at guernsey@parkrun.com



Covid-19 Codes of Conduct

Here are the Codes of Conduct which will be in use from our restart date on 31 October 2020.



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