The Basics

Register Online 
( Will open in mid November )
When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Endicott Estate
656 East Street, Dedham, MA
 
This is a professional event based in a lovely setting of the Endicott Estate with tents, sound systems, seven water stations and scores of portasans and bountiful refreshments.
 
The race is conducted on a historic closed-to-trafffic 6.2 mile course with the support of dozens of public safety officers and two hundred volunteers.
 
Entry fees are priced as low as possible to enable the average person to participate while not compromising the quality, integrity and security of the event. 

Prize Money

2018 USATF Masters 10K Championship

There is $10,000 in prize money offered with the 2016 USATF National Masters 10K Championship.
2016 USA Masters 10K - Prize Structure

OPEN DIVISION - Men and Women

Prize money winners must have a current 2018 USATF membership prior to the race
to be eligible for prize funds.

  • 500 - 1st
  • 400 - 2nd
  • 300 - 3rd
  • 1000 - Course Record

Course:

Another look at the course is at mapmyrun.

The Ramblers will begin their journey at the Endicott Estate

  • Travel up East Street.
  • Left on High Street to Dedham Square.
  • Left on Court Street by the Norfolk Superior Courthouse.
  • Right on Highland Street ( first hill ).
  • Right on Lowder Street.
  • Right on Rt. 109.
  • Left to on to the Noble Greenough campus (two hills).
  • Left on Pine Street.
  • Straight on Ames Street.
  • Left on High Street.
  • Right back on East Street to end at the Estate.

View mapmyrun.com route map

View Endicott Estate on map

Be sure to check out our course highlights page for information on Spectator Venues, Joyce Readings, Viewing Times and photos of Dedham Landmarks.

Rules & Restrictions

This is a large, serious and very competitive athletic event.

Absolutely no baby joggers, in-line skates or unauthorized bikes will be tolerated on the course during the event. This is a matter of grave public safety. Violators will not be allowed to proceed in the race.

If you compete wearing headphones and place for prize money, you may be disqualified subject to rules by USA Track & Field.

This is in compliance with national rules of USA Track & Field, which is the sanctioning authority of the James Joyce Ramble.

Facility Rule:

No dogs are allowed on the Endicott Estate grounds per order of the town of Dedham for liability reasons. We love dogs, but not in large crowds of people. Sorry.  Te race director is available to dog sit though not Ramble weekend.

Post Race Awards & Soiree

The Awards Ceremony will commence at around 12:30 p.m. The Hillman Literary Challenge will also take place in the afternoon, proving just how literally astute you are.

As usual, there will be a host of refreshments and food offerings at the Ramble Post-Race Soiree.  Our thanks to Wholefoods.

We are most pleased to announce that once again one of New England's long- respected songwriting talents Dennis Brennan talents will perform at the 33rd Annual James Joyce Ramble with his band the Dennis Brennan Quatro.

Just some of his press:

"Rule No. 1”.stretches nuanced lyrics tightly over elemental rock-and-roll frames. Bits of Tom Petty pop up in the opening track, 'I Got My Own'; elsewhere, Brennan recalls such angry young Brits as Graham Parker and Joe Jackson... Brennan's latest release deserves attention." Ben Greenman/The New Yorker

"Comes on strong and packs a punch... Rule No.1 makes good on the flashes of brilliance on his two previous efforts, Jack -In -The -Pulpit and Iodine in the Wine (Upstart/Rounder)." Brett Milano/Boston Phoenix

"Brennan has just released a sterling set of tunes, Rule No. 1 (Esca), on which all of his strengths as a singer-songwriter come into full focus. When he sings of broken promises or words left unspoken, you feel the heartbreak and you sympathize... The truth is never in black and white but always in the shadows... music is melodic and nuanced... seducing you with understated grace." Ken Capobianco/CNC News Group

"A rootsy, hard-edged rocker with the barroom soul of the pre-Woodstock Graham Parker and the unsparing insight of a working class poet." Chicago Sun-Times

"Writes and performs exceptional, roots-aware rock songs... with a personal fervor." Paul Robicheau/Boston Globe

"Last year Dennis Brennan released Jack in the Pulpit, which was the year's best blue-collar rock album even if it was largely ignored... Iodine in the Wine... reaffirm[s] the notion that he's one of the most underrated roots-rockers around." Washington Post

"That a talent like Brennan can stay relatively unknown is one of the travesties of the biz, but it also makes his music special for those lucky enough to find it" Stereo Review

"Brennan... has his hands full as both a romantic and a working man in grappling with an unsmiling fate. Even at his most downbeat, though, he suggests greater possibilities through the ripping conviction of his music, the intelligence of his poetry and the passionate strength of his vocals." Chicago Sun-Times