~ Due to the unprecedented national health care crisis the Ramble is canceled for April, 2020, 21 ~ 


The Ramble 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

2019 Recap

2019 Results

2018 coverage 

Learn more about the race and history

Become a volunteer staff member by emailing,   jjramblestaff@gmail.com 

Donate to support the event 

The 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.

Joycean Basics

Sunday, April 24, 2022  at 11:00 a.m.

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


Register at the Estate, Saturday from Noon to Six p.m.

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


Entry Status

I resent violence or intolerance in any shape or form… It’s a patent absurdity on the face of it to hate people because they live around the corner or speak another vernacular, so to speak.
~ Ulysses

A host of the

Endicott Estate
656 East Street
Dedham, MA
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Host Hotel (use JJR as discount code)


Course Information


Race Day Information

Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 11:00am
37th Unabridged Edition


Endicott Estate,  656 East Street, Dedham, Ma 02026

~  Saturday Registrations and bib pick ups commence at Noon and will close at 6 p.m.   

~  Sunday, Registrations,  8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 


Championship Registrations are not available on Sunday




"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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The Northstar Children's Ramble

The North Star Children's Ramble is a one-of-a-kind literacy-themed sporting event for kids ages 4-12.  It is usually staged on the grassy grounds of the Estate by the Greenhouse toward the rear of the fairgrounds.


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Get Involved

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


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Latest News

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Competitive Races and Fast Times 5/30/2019

On Sunday, April 28th, the James Joyce Ramble welcomed Masters athletes back for the 7th consecutive year they have hosted the Masters 10 Km National Championships. The day before the race, runners were worried about the 20+ mph winds and the threat of rain. After race day dawned, the winds dropped to 9-10 mph, the showers held off, and with low 50’s temperatures, race conditions were about as good as it gets. A record crowd had entered—273 online and with onsite registrations the number swelled to over 290. The runners toed the line, the gun sounded, and the races were on!

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