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Blue Card

Applicants complete an online application.

The online portal allows you to:

  • Apply for a card - Blue Card or Exemption Card
  • Renew a card

New applicants:

Please visit Blue Card Services and pay particular attention to the 'Before You Apply' section.

During the application process, you will be provided with an 'account number'. In order to apply for a free volunteer Blue Card, you will need to send the account number, your name, and date of birth to We will then validate that you are a junior parkrun volunteer, approve the application, which will result in Blue Card Services sending you a text message to advise you can proceed with your Blue Card Application.

Existing Blue Card or Exemption Blue Card holder:

When you register to volunteer with us at you will be prompted to upload a photo of your Blue Card. We will then check and validate your details with Blue Card Services.

You should allow 5 business days for your Blue Card application to be processed.

Once approved you will receive a letter accompanied by a physical Blue Card, parkrun HQ will receive an outcome notification by email.

The standard period for which a Blue Card is valid is three years.