After six successful years hosting the USATF National Masters 10Km Championship, the national organization voted to extend the championship three more years.
With registrations for the race underway and with just weeks before the 36th running of the James Joyce Ramble on Sunday, April 28, organizers are announcing that this spring’s event has been chosen to be a venue that will feature some of the most competitive runners in the country.
Steve Vaitones, Managing Director, USA Track & Field – New England Association announced today that the race has been honored by a special vote of running organizations across the region.
“We’re pleased that USATF have chosen to return to the James Joyce Ramble for our New England 10K championship in 2019”. Vaitones went on to state,
“With the large number of road races on the national calendar, the Ramble provides a runner-focused event, a unique theme, and a pleasant setting”.
The Ramble has been featured in the pages of national and regional magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World, Yankee Magazine, New England Runner, and in daily newspapers such as the New York Times. It’s also been featured on ESPN Sports Television, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.”
The James Joyce Ramble is the only athletic event in America that has been recognized in the United States Congressional Record for its values and its human rights initiatives over the years.
Among the Ramble’s attractions is the scenery and ambiance of the course where each mile is named for a literary work by James Joyce, with costumed professional actors all along the way interpreting these works with staged readings accompanied by traditional music of the British Isles.
According to Vaitones, “The Endicott Estate location can’t be beat, the weather is always ideal for racing, and the community supports the runners. And, since a championship is about competition, it’s nice to be at an event that always records some of the fastest times run in the state each year”.
The Ramble also has a most popular children’s run and a charity walk that raises significant funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institutes Barr basic research fund.
They can also join the Ramble’s volunteer organization by calling 781 329 9744
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