News Release – USATF Masters LDR Committee

Once again this April, over 200 swift Masters runners from throughout New England and across the nation will travel to the small town of Dedham outside of Boston, MA. They are attracted by the chance for glory at the 2024 USATF Masters 10 Km Championships hosted by Martin Hanley’s James Joyce Ramble. This will be the Tenth Running of these championships at the Ramble. It is USATF’s longest-standing active Masters Championship.

Perry Jenkins, Chair of the USATF Masters Long Distance Committee and long-time Coach at the University at Buffalo, affirmed “The Committee is delighted to return to Dedham for these championships. Our athletes enjoy the environment. Not only is the race highly competitive, the entire weekend provides an opportunity for athletes to meet each other at the lodging establishments in the area and pour into the local eateries and watering holes. What makes Masters Championships so special is the camaraderie. Athletes from California, Colorado, and Michigan meet up and celebrate with their rivals from New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Georgia. We hope that the Ramble and the Town of Dedham invite us back for many years to come.”

Dedham takes its place alongside Atlanta GA, Tacoma WA, the Jersey Shore, and San Francisco’s East Bay, among others, in hosting a championship of the USATF Masters National Grand Prix. Last year two American Records were set at these championships, not to mention several course records. Athletes know what to expect. The weather is us from good to excellent for a 10 Km race. They enjoy coursing over and around the streets of the picturesque town of Dedham as they vie for national championships. Kirk Larson, Team Captain of the Men’s 70 and up team from the Atlanta Track Club sums up the views of so many of the athletes: “The competition and the course are terrific. I love Dedham!”

For further information, please contact Paul Carlin, Consultant to USATF Masters LDR Committee at 317-372-0267 or [email protected].

Information on USATF National Masters 10K Championship

Please email us at [email protected] if you wish to cover the James Joyce Ramble for a media organization or on a freelance basis.

Venue for the event:
The Endicott Estate
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Your credentials may be picked up on the morning of the event beginning at 8:00 a.m. on April 28, 2023 at the Endicott Estate.

Race director contact: 781.367.7103