The parkrun Virtual Volunteer is the only official parkrun timer and scanner application in the App Store and it is free to download for anyone to use at a parkrun event.

It is easy to use with a very simple interface.

-Big easy-to-press button
-Audible beep for each time recorded
-Scrollable list of times

-Reads printed barcodes very easily and quickly
-Audible beep and/or vibrate alert on successful scan
-Only scans position token after parkrunner ID
-Scrollable list of scanned parkrunners

Scanner and timer files can be exported using email to the event’s email address for processing.

This app must not be used without the permission of the Run Director on the day.


What's New

Version 1.1

Improvements to scanning export

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

I’ve identified a flaw in the scanner section of the app

HP parkrunner

Used the scanner for the first time last week. Used it again today. I forgot to ‘reset’ it first and it kept hold of the scanner results from last week. Still scanned everything okay, but when I exported the data, it would not export any data where there was a second scan for the same position. For example, if I scanned positions 1, 2 and 3 last week, and positions 2, 4 and 5 this week, only the first set of data for position 2 would export. The app still held the data for position 2 this week, but the only way to get the data was to find it and write it down manually. Just something to be aware of if you forget to ‘reset’ before use.

Other than that, I love the scanner section of the app. Have not yet tried the timekeeper section.

Good but needs some tweaks


Love the simplicity of this app.
It’s fabulous for scanning as you can see the details on the screen and I think it’s better then the actual scanners.
It works well as a timer but you can also use the volume buttons to record the splits. This is a problem for anyone who has an iPhone that has the power button on the side as it’s very easy to accidentally knock the volume buttons on the opposite side when turning the phone on and off between starting the run and waiting for the first runner back.
The data export emailing works well and after that it is the same as any normal upload on WebFMS.


parkrun Global Limited
17.5 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© parkrun Global Limited (Company number 09411750), Unit 3, Lower Deck, Phoenix Wharf, Twickenham, Middlesex, England, TW1 3DY


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