Our Mission Statement 

Running is an expression of freedom and poetry, both which embraces the deepest values of life. The James Joyce Ramble embraces these values as an expression of charity, a plea for human rights and a celebration of art.


"An Eclectic mix of high art and hard running"  Sports Illustrated

"Has a lot to offer even if you haven't read Ulysses"  Runners World Magazine

"A quality and culturally  enriching event"  The Boston Globe

"If you want some culture with your workout, you  have to come for this race"  Patriot Ledger

"Race of the Year"  New England Runner Magazine

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New York Times               Sports Illustrated                Runners World

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The 2018 James Joyce Ramble is a proud sponsor partner of Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way our society approaches homelessness. Their unique running-based model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes and new lives.

The Basics

Sunday, April 29, 2018  at 11:00 am
35th Unabridged Annual Edition

"Time is, time was, but time will be no more"

REGISTER   ~ for the main Ramble 10K race.


Hosting the 2018 USATF 10 km National Masters Championship

Endicott Estate
656 East Street
Dedham, MA
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REGISTER   ~ here only as a participant in the USATF National Masters 10 km Championship.

Discount Hotel Accommodations are available at  the Dedham Holiday Inn.


Race Day Info

Sunday April 29, 2018 at 11:00am
35th Unabridged Annual Edition

Endicott Estate
656 East Street
Dedham, MA


Main Race Entry Registration link 


USATF Championship Registration link 



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"Take-A-Walk" sponsored by Dedham Savings is a very popular companion fitness event that features a pretty 4.5 mile route and you will enjoy some actors along the way.

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Children's Ramble

The North Star Children's Ramble is a one-of-a-kind literacy-themed sporting event for kids ages 4-12.

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Get Involved

  • Sponsorships
  • Volunteer
  • Exposition
  • Staff positions
  • Water stations 

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Latest News

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Ramble Freedom of Press and Literary Expression 2018 Initiative 3/6/2018

The 2018 James Joyce Ramble dedicates event to Myanmar Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw She Oo.

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