Supporting excellent charitable causes
Joppa Flats Running Club
Promoting Running, Racing & Volunteerism
With a mission to provide financial contributions and road race support to charities in Greater Newburyport, the Joppa Flats Running Club (JFRC) encourages its members to volunteer with charitable organizations within the running community.
The JRFC’s main event is the annual Newburyport-Maudslay Turkey Trot 5k Trail Race. A tradition that started in 1989, the Turkey Trot takes place each year on Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds are donated to the Pettengill House, Opportunity Works and Our Neighborhood Table.
And with many nonprofits hosting road races as fundraisers, the JFRC also provides road support including race timing and finish line aid at these events, saving local charities thousands.
Newburyport Events Coverage
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Upcoming Newburyport Events
The Asset Builder Awards are a great opportunity to publicly acknowledge youth, adults and organizations throughout Newburyport who are supporting young people through their work or character. Our story image
Make sure to visit the Riverside Cycle Tannery Tent on Sunday, April 19th from 10 am – 2 pm for the annual community bike swap, hosted by the locally based
Put on your best and brightest wings, sprinkle a little fairy dust and head to the fourth annual Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk for a magical stroll through the woods to search
Past Newburyport Events
Purchase your tickets now for the 2020 North Shore Magazine Grand Tasting, Thursday, March 5th from 6-10 PM at Blue Ocean Event Center. Doors open at 6:00 for VIP ticket
Mark your calendar for the annual Pettengill House Fundraiser, Friday March 6th from 6-10 pm at Blue Ocean Music Hall. Enjoy a special performance from Bob Surette, top-tier master fine
Organized by the Greater Newburyport Families Club, the GNFC Consignment Sale is a great way to find an amazing selection of very affordable, gently used baby and kids items. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 7th from 9 AM – 2 PM and Sunday the 8th from 9 AM – 12 PM at the West Newbury Town Annex.
Grab that old toaster that’s lacking the heat or wristwatch that has you constantly running late and pay a visit to the experts at Repair Café on Saturday, January 25th
Mark your calendars because Santa Claus is coming to town aboard a fire truck at the annual Santa Claus parade Monday, December 23rd at 4 pm. With Christmas just days
Each year, Jewish communities in Newburyport and Amesbury illuminate their respective downtowns with festive menorah lightings on all eight nights of Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights begins this year at
Don’t miss the Annual Old Newbury Bonfire, to benefit the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department and enjoy: music, games, tours, crafts, food & drinks. The event is held on January 18th, but if you’re interested in including your Christmas Tree in this community, 3-story bonfire you must drop it off before the bonfire, by January 17th at either of the two Newbury Fire Department locations or in West Newbury at Pipe Stave Hill. Newburyport residents should put out their trees by January 14th and Mello Disposal will transport them to the Bonfire.
Wings will be spread and thousands of curious eyes will be wide open during the 2020 Merrimack River Eagle Festival held Saturday, February, 15 from 9 am – 4 pm,
Make sure to mark your calendar for the many wonderful Nunan’s holiday events and floral classes during November and December. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses is one of the largest retailers
The annual Newburyport Rotary Club’s Santa Parade & Tree Lighting scheduled for Sunday, December 1st, offers all the holiday cheer that’s to be expected of a downtown yuletide celebration – but
Newburyport-area residents and visitors seeking the ultimate holiday shopping experience tend to bypass the malls in favor of Newburyport Invitation Nights – a series of shop-local events in which downtown
Newburyport will honor veterans and their families at the annual Veterans Day Commemorations on Monday, November 11th. Residents and visitors are invited to join honored guests for a parade and
Entering into the public school system can feel exciting and daunting at the same time, which is why we’ve compiled all the information you’ll need for your family to tackle
Enjoy a fun evening out while helping a good cause, Newburyport’s local schools, at the NEF Lighthouse Auction Saturday, November 9th at Nicholson Hall from 6 pm to 10 pm. The evening
Choosing a daycare or school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task, but the Greater Newburyport Families Club is making it easier for families with their upcoming annual
On Saturday, October 12, 2019 The Grog Restaurant’s 12th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Fest will be held from 12 noon to 4 pm under the tent at The Tannery Marketplace,
The Newburyport Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner is once again offering local families a free all-the-trimmings meal in a traditional holiday atmosphere. All are welcome to this one-seating dinner, which will
Don’t miss the 2019 Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert, Christmas with Brass, Saturday Dec. 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday Dec. 8th at 2:30 pm, directed by Dr. George Case,