The Bay Run

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The Bay Run is a popular pathway that encircles much of Iron Cove and is located in the inner-western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. The Bay Run is particularly popular with joggers, walkers, roller skaters and cyclists who enjoy the pleasant waterside scenery whilst participating in exercise. It is 7 kilometres long and passes through the suburbs of Rozelle, Lilyfield, Haberfield, Five Dock, Rodd Point, Russell Lea and Drummoyne. The Bay Run provides excellent views of Iron Cove for its entire course as it constantly hugs the shoreline. The Bay Run plays host to the annual Bay Run fun run, a community event that brings people together in the name of health, fun and exercise.


From the mouth of Iron Cove Creek at Timbrell Drive, Five Dock, The Bay Run follows the western shore of Iron Cove running parallel to Henley Marine Drive. The path is of good quality on this section as it has undergone significant upgrading in recent years, with separated walking and cycle paths for most of the way. There is an unfinished (as at June, 2013) section east of Thompson St, Drummoyne, where cyclists must use the adjacent road. This section is due to be completed[1] in 2014. At Formosa St, Drummoyne, The Bay Run leaves Henley Marine Drive and traverses the Iron Cove Bridge to the Rozelle side, where it turns right and follows the eastern shore of Iron Cove. Here it passes through King George Park and Callan Park in Lilyfield, where there is a short section of shared road. After the Callan Park playing fields the path resumes and continues to Leichhardt Park, passing the Leichhardt Rowing Club. The Bay Run continues along Maliyawul St to Lilyfield Rd. It then uses the (now closed to motor traffic) road bridge over Hawthorne Canal and parallels the City West Link Road at Haberfield, passing the Haberfield Rowers Club. The Bay Run then continues along the foreshore of Iron Cove to the mouth of Iron Cove Creek where it completes its circuit.


  1. ^ tenders called for stage 5

″Tenders called for Stage 5 of Bay Run″

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