Sydney's favourite fun run, the Bay Run, returns on Sunday 21 August, bigger and better than ever after two years of absence due to COVID-19.

Each year families, school kids, local residents and elite runners take to the seven-kilometre course around Iron Cove Bay or opt for the more casual seven-kilometre walk and two-kilometre kids run.

The seven-kilometre route takes participants through Leichhardt, Rozelle, over the Iron Cove Bridge and through Five Dock, Drummoyne and Haberfield.

The event is a mammoth undertaking and is coordinated by a volunteer committee from Dobroyd Point Public School P&C, with all profits supporting Inner West schools, including Dobroyd Point, Haberfield, Leichhardt, Summer Hill, Drummoyne and Orange Grove.

The event is in its nineteenth year, and this year more than 1,500 participants are expected to take part. More than 600 school-age children will also run along the bay.

I warmly congratulate all the parents and carers involved. I wish all the participants the best of luck and thank them for contributing to the wonderful local schools across the Inner West.