The North Star Children’s Ramble – 25th Anniversary Edition

The North Star Children’s Ramble is a one-of-a-kind literacy-themed sporting event for kids ages 4-12. There are five age-specific races ranging from a 50 yard dash to a 500 yard dash. The event also includes a coloring contest for runners and non-runners alike. Like its “parent race,” the James Joyce Ramble, the North Star Ramble creatively mixes sports and the arts together by tying into Dedham author Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The North Star, recently reprinted in a special, anniversary edition.
“We encourage children of ALL ages to navigate with active minds and hearts to realize their full potential,” said Peter as he recently strolled the beautiful expanse of the Endicott Estate where the races will be held.
Sponsored by the Dedham Youth Commission as part of the 28th Annual 10K James Joyce Ramble.
The North Star Children’s Ramble offers prizes, free samples, and contests, including certificates and ribbons for all who run. Sponsoring organizations include Candlewick Press, Simon & Schuster, Dedham Savings Bank, FableVision Inc, The Blue Bunny Bookstore, and Dedham Health and Athletic Complex.
Enjoy refreshments, prizes and music, too!
Every registered runner receives a Goodie Bag, complete with a book from Candlewick Press or Simon & Schuster, along with many items from local businesses and youth organizations! 
DATE: Sunday May 1st, rain or shine!
8:30 AM   – Free Registration starts
9:30 AM   – 4 and under race – 50 yd dash
9:45 AM   – ages 5 & 6 race – 50 yd dash
10:00 AM – ages 7 & 8 – 100 yd dash
10:10 AM – age 9 & 10
10:20 AM – ages 11 & 12
All proceeds from The James Joyce Ramble Benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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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Let us Know:

  • How to contact you by phone.
  • What your pre-event interview needs are with event staff or runners.
  • If you are requesting a place in the media truck to cover the competition on the course.

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