The Ramble has been a regional Championship for the active New England running association for several years, but this is the first time that the Ramble will be a nationally recognized event.
USA Track & Field has awarded the hosting of the USA Masters 10K Road Race
Championship event to the James Joyce Ramble. The event will be part of the 30th annual running of the Ramble on Sunday, April 28, in Dedham MA.
Several issues led to USATF Masters being without a 10K on the schedule, and a bid was submitted. The Ramble's reputation for holding a quality event, having quality fields, and having hosted New England championships led to a unanimous approval of the USATF Masters Long Distance Running committee.
There will be a separate online entry process for the championship division of the race. Entry will require USATF membership. $10,000 in masters only prize money will be awarded. A detailed summary of the championship, along with the entry link, will be up at both ramble.org and usatfne.org by March 12.
Ramble organizing executive Martin Hanley also is announcing that Subaru, New England will be the presenting sponsor for the Ramble and the company is delighted that the Ramble is now a destination for elite athletes from all over the United States. 4/28/
“Our continuing success is a testament to the hard work of the organizing committee, support of local business and wide community support", Hanley said today.
The James Joyce Ramble has had a strong reputation for athletic excellence since 1984 because of its organizational acumen, community support and pretty historic course and has long enjoyed the performance of internationally acclaimed athletes with course records held by Kenyan runners Stephen Kigora, 28:45 and Martha Komu 32:54.