"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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Companion event for Dana Farber Cancer Institute is the Take A Walk
Sunday, April 38, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Parking is available on the grounds of the estate to early arrivals.
We ask that you respect the neighborhood when parking elsewhere in the area.
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Race Day Information
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11:00am
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~ Saturday Registrations & bib pick-ups Noon, close at 5:30 p.m.
~ Sunday, Registrations, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Registrations are not available on Sunday for Championship
Raise money for Dana Farber by doing the Take A Walk
"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.
The Northstar Children's Ramble
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Join us for the annual North Star Kids’ Ramble!
Every registered runner receives a ribbon and a free book!
The North Star Kids’ Ramble has been a fun run for kids preceding the iconic James Joyce 10K Ramble in Dedham for more than two decades. The Kids’ Ramble, a one-of-a-kind literacy-themed fitness event for kids, will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2023, rain or shine, at Dedham’s historic Endicott Estate.
The children’s races are held in the field adjacent to the greenhouse on the corner of Walnut and Mount Vernon Streets. Free registration begins on-site at 8:00 a.m. with the races scheduled from 9 am to 10:00 am. While children are waiting for the races to begin, they are invited to enjoy other activities. Register at kidsramble22.eventbrite.com
8 am: registration and activities begin.
9 am: Family groups run together - 1 K Family Fun Run (5 laps around our course).
9:20 am: Pre-K / age 4 and under - 50 meter dash.
9:30 am: Grades K and 1 / ages 5-6 - 100 meter dash.
9:40 am: Grade 2 and 3 / ages 7-8 - 200 meters (1 lap around course)
9:50 am: Grades 4 and 5 / ages 9-10 - 500 meters (2.5 laps around course)
The Kids' Ramble features age-specific races ranging from the 50-yard dash to 500-yard dash, as well as a Dedham Family Fun Run around the perimeter of the kids’ field. Any child wearing an official registration number who crosses the finish line will get a ribbon and a free book, donated by The Blue Bunny and several associated children’s publishing houses. Co-sponsored by the The Blue Bunny Bookstore and its non-profit partner, the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity, as well as the Dedham Library Innovation Team, the kids’ ramble typically draws between 200-300 children and their families from Dedham and surrounding towns, and all are invited to participate at no charge. The children's event has been named for bestselling author, illustrator, and educator Peter H. Reynolds' book The North Star.