NOTE: Because of security issues, there will be no bag check-in.
We encourage you to have a family member or friend take care of that for you or leave your clothing in your car. We may be able to handle special issues. See staff on the day.
No unattended bags will be allowed.
If you plan to drink a beer or two after the race you are expected to have photo proof of being of the legal age of 21. A wrist band will be issued.
Bring a photo I.D. on race day. This of course is in accordance with state law.
This is a popular and competitive running event that is sanctioned by USA Track & Field in accordance with all rules and restrictions.
As a condition of that sanction, we FORBID baby joggers in the race. For purposes of safety too, the use of headphones are strongly discouraged (you don't need to be oblivious and grooving with your ear buds in the midst of more than 2000 runners around you).
These rules are imposed for the safety of all participants. Please spare us, and you the embarrassment of being asked to leave the course and perhaps ruining your day.
NOTE: Any conduct such as using anything other than the provided portable toilet facilities which are found in abundance will also be grounds for disqualification. You should be easy to I.D with your bib number and you may be barred for life.
We have eyes everywhere so please don't embarrass the event or yourself.
Remember we are guests of the Endicott Estate neighborhood and the town.
Please respect your running events, your volunteers and fellow runners.
2018 USATF Masters 10 km Championship
There is $10,000 in prize money offered with the 2018 USATF National Masters 10K Championship.
2018 USA Masters 10 km - 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.
Another look at the course is at mapmyrun.
The Ramblers will begin their journey at the Endicott Estate
Be sure to check out our course highlights page for information on Spectator Venues, Joyce Readings, Viewing Times and photos of Dedham Landmarks.
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.
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. The race director is available to dog sit though not on Ramble weekend.
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 and Jacks Abby Brewing among many others.
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 35th Annual James Joyce Ramble with his band the Dennis Brennan Quatro.
Just some of his Dennis's press reviews:
"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