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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Join us for the 29th anniversary running
of the North Star Children's Ramble!

Enjoy refreshments, prizes and music, too!

Every registered runner receives a Goodie Bag, complete with a book from
Candlewick, Charlesbridge, Houghton Mifflin, or Random House
and a Highlights For Children magazine!


The North Star Children's Ramble is a one-of-a-kind literacy-themed sporting event for kids ages 4-12. small photo of peter reynolds with 4 kids who participated in the 2002 rambleThere are four age-specific races ranging from the 50 yard dash to 500 yard dash. The event also includes a coloring contest for runners and non-runner audience participants. Like its "parent race," 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 27th Annual 10K James Joyce Ramble.

The North Star Children’s Ramble offers prizes, raffles, and contests, including certificates for all of those who run. Publishing groups Candlewick, Charlesbridge, Houghton Mifflin, and Random House have donated children’s books as part of prize offerings for each child who runs in the race. Other sponsoring organizations include Dedham Savings Bank, YMCA of Dedham, Highlights For Children, FableVision and The Blue Bunny Bookstore.



    Date: Sunday April 30... Rain or shine!


    8:45 AM ♦ Free Registration starts
    9:45 AM ♦ ages 6 and under race - 50 yd dash
    9:55 AM ♦ ages 7 & 8 - 100 yd dash
    10:05 AM ♦ age 9 & 10
    10:20 AM ♦ ages 11 & 12
    photo of kids running

    **SAVE TIME - Print and fill out Registration form in Advance!

    Registration forms will also be available at The Blue Bunny in Dedham Square.


      Endicott Estate, off of East Street in Dedham


      **Click here for a map and driving directions!**


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        small photo of volunteer pinning a ribbon on a child who participed in the rambleThe 10K James Joyce Ramble celebrates art, literature and athletics. For more information about the race check out or call the Dedham Youth Commission at (781) 751-9191.

        The children's event has been named for nationally-acclaimed author/illustrator/educator Peter H. Reynolds' book The North Star (FableVision Press). Before stepping onto the race path, you can read a free on-line version of The North Star at


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