One of the Best 10 Destination Races in New England.

When devoted distance runner Martin Hanley tackled “Finnegans Wake’’ one New England winter, the idea for the James Joyce Ramble came to him. Now, runners take a literary journey while they race. After leaving the Endicott Estate, participants pass well-known town landmarks and, on average, 25 costumed actors reading from selected works of the Irish author. “I was trying to bring a fine-art flair to the running scene,’’ said Hanley, founder, race director, and Screen Actors Guild member. “It’s the only theatrical event where the audience is moving as fast as they can and the actors are standing perfectly still.’’ Each mile features a different entry from Joyce’s writings, with “Finnegans Wake’’ in Mile 1, “Ulysses’’ in Mile 2, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’’ in Mile 3, all the way to the aptly chosen “The Dead’’ in Mile 6. April 29, 11 a.m.
“combines convenience, good organization,tourist-and family-friendly locales, and festive atmosphere”
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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