Joppa Flats Running Club

Supporting Local Charitable Causes


Joppa Flats: 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.

Joppa Flats Running Club

PO Box 502, Newburyport, MA 01950

Trav’s Trail Run – 3 Mile Cross Country Race. All proceeds benefit The Travis Elliot Landreth Memorial Fund

Maudslay Turkey Trot – 3.1 Miles X-Country Run/Walk on Thanksgiving Day


Newburyport Events Coverage
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Enjoy stories about upcoming and past events in Newburyport and surrounding towns. Make sure to download the "Newburyport" App for a direct link to the Newburyport Events Calendar.

Upcoming Newburyport Events

Sea Festival of Trees Ocean Views, Salisbury Beach MA

Sea Festival of Trees 2023 – Winter Wonderland at Blue Ocean, Salisbury

The 2023 annual Sea Festival of Trees lights up the seacoast to kick off the holiday season – Friday, November 17th. 

Seaside Ice, Salisbury MA

Seaside Ice at the Sea Festival of Trees

Seaside Ice, hosted each year during the annual Sea Festival of Trees is a great choice if your looking for fun, affordable family activities during the holiday season. The ice skating rink is located inside of the Blue Ocean Event Center on the 2nd floor amongst the beautifully decorated Christmas trees. 

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Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race

33rd Annual Maudslay Turkey Trot – Joppa Flatts Lace-up those running shoes and begin Thanksgiving Day running in one of Massachusetts most picturesque state parks. Run or walk this 3.1

Lions Club Thanksgiving Meal, Newburyport

Newburyport Lions Club Will Deliver 600 Thanksgiving Meals

For 2023, the Newburyport Lions Club  will deliver many  Thanksgiving dinners throughout the community in lieu of hosting the annual Lions Club Thanksgiving meal at the Senior Center. The Lions

Black Friday, Newburyport

Black Friday Sales 2023- Thank You for Shopping Local!

Kick off Black Friday by Shopping Local in support of our Greater Newburyport retailers on Friday, November 24th! Many local businesses are running Black Friday Sales in order to incent

Small Business Saturday, Keep It Local, Newburyport

Small Business Saturday 2023 – Shop Newburyport – Keep it Local

Small Business Saturday 2023 falls on Saturday 11/25 and is the perfect time to show your loyalty to Shopping Local! Imagine the positive impact for our local small business community

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Newburyport Holiday House Tour Supporting the AJH Aid Association

The 2023 Newburyport Holiday House Tour, a fundraiser supporting the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is this Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 4pm. Purchase tickets on-line or in-person at the Anna

holiday floral classes and events, Georgetown MA

Nunan’s Holiday Events and Floral Classes – Tradition for Family & Friends

Mark your calendar for the many wonderful holiday events and floral classes at Nunan’s and Cafe Sarina during November and December. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses is one of the largest

Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert, A Celebration of Unity

Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert – A Celebration of Unity

Don’t miss the 2023 Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert, A Celebration of Unity, Holiday Music from Around the World. Purchase tickets for one of the two concerts hosted at the

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Santa’s Workshop 2023 Open and Spreading Holiday Cheer

Santa’s Workshop, a very special “Local Shop” is ready for customers in downtown Newburyport, owned and operated by Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself. This festive shed is a joint effort

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Santa Parade and Tree Lighting – Newburyport Rotary Club

The 2023 Santa Parade & Tree Lighting, Hosted by the Newburyport Rotary Club is scheduled for Sunday, November 26th, offering all the holiday cheer that’s to be expected of a

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Clark School Rolling Admissions – Open House Dates

Mark your calendar for the Clark School Tours and Open House dates for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The Clark School, a coeducational private school located in Rowley, MA,

Newburyport ArtWalk

Newburyport ArtWalk 2023

The Newburyport ArtWalk is a local event where area artists showcase their talent at various galleries throughout downtown Newburyport. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29th, September 30th and December 2nd.

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Invitation Nights 2023 Boost Local Holiday Shopping in Newburyport

The 2023 Newburyport Invitation Nights will take place on the follow Friday nights: December 1st, 8th and 15th from 6-9 pm. What is an Invitation Night, and do you need

Past Newburyport Events

Early Education Fair, Newburyport

Newburyport Early Education Fair – Hosted Annually by NYS

Choosing a daycare or school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task, but Newburyport Youth Services is making it easier for families with their upcoming annual Early Education

Beach Dog Daycare Halloween Costume Contest, Newburyport

Beach Dog Halloween Costume Contest – Vote for Top Dogs!

The 2023 Top Dog Halloween Costume Contest is one of the most highly anticipated Halloween events of the season featuring many very creative costumes, showcased by some of the coolest

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Newburyport Haunted House – Visit 13 Tilton Street if You Dare!

If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween season, look no further than the home of local Newburyport residents, the Pages, at 13 Tilton Street. With hundreds of spooky

Downtown Trick or Treat, Newburyport Trick or Treat

Downtown Trick or Treat: A Newburyport Spooktacular Tradition

Downtown Trick or Treat is an exciting annual event that transforms the city of Newburyport into a Halloween wonderland. From 4 to 5 pm on Friday, October 27th, 2023, the

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NEF Lighthouse Auction Funding Critical Educational Initiatives

The 2023 annual NEF Lighthouse Auction will be held at the Newburyport City Hall Auditorium. The auction is on Saturday November, 11th from 6-9:30 pm. This annual event raises over $100,000

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Veterans Day Commemorations and Parade 2023

Newburyport will honor veterans and their families at the annual Veterans Day Commemorations on Saturday, November 11th. Residents and visitors are invited to join honored guests for a ceremony and

Fall Fest Newburyport Waterfront Park

Fall Fest Newburyport – Gratitude and Appreciation for Community

Experience Newburyport Fall Fest 2023 on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th from 10 am – 6 pm in downtown Newburyport. In the spirt of autumn traditions, we come

NAA Auction, Newburyport Art Auction & Party

NAA Auction – Newburyport Art Association Art Auction & Party

The 22nd annual Newburyport Art Association Art Auction and Party will take place in the NAA galleries and under a spacious tent adjacent to the Sculpture Garden on Saturday, September

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Rescue a Pup & Shop for a Cause at The Black Dog Adoption Events

Meet your new Best friend at the Newburyport Black Dog Adoption Event on Saturday, September 30th from 11 am – 3 pm at 37 State Street shop. Please note that

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PlumFest Free Annual Music Festival on Plum Island

PlumFest, Plum Island’s free annual music festival celebration was slated to return on Saturday, September 16th from 12 – 6 pm but unfortunately the event has been cancelled due to

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Witches’ Night Out Newburyport – Dress to Impress!

Witches’ Night Out Newburyport has become known as one of the top Halloween events for the North Shore, catering to “big kids” tempted by shopping and socializing in creative costumes.

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Newburyport Chocolate Tour – Eat Chocolate, Be Happy, Do Good

For anyone with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the 2023 Newburyport Chocolate Tour, a mouthwatering day filled with chocolaty treats from local retailers. On Saturday, October 7th from 12 –

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Halloween Events in Newburyport

With so many creative annual Halloween events in Newburyport the city has become known as a destination for Halloween fun. Some of the most popular events are Halloween traditions, like

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Sculpture at Maudslay Showcases Local Artists in a Picturesque Setting

Sculpture at Maudslay 2023 returns to Newburyport for visitors to enjoy from Sunday, September 10th through Sunday, October 1st at 2 pm when the show closes. The event features the

Fall Festival at Nunan's Fall Festival - Georgetown MA

Fall Festival at Nunan’s – An Annual Fall Family Tradition

The Annual Nunan’s & Cafe Sarina Fall Festival, a popular North Shore MA tradition will be hosted on Sunday, October 22nd from 10 am to 3 pm featuring fall themed

BONS Event BONS Award Winners, North Shore MA

BONS Event – Best of North Shore BONS Award Winners

Tickets for the 2023 BONS Event are a must! This prestigious annual North Shore event, hosted in recognition of BONS Award winners will take place on Thursday, August 17th at

Cruisin' the 50's Classic Car Show, Newburyport, MA

Cruisin’ the 50’s Car Show – A Premier Classic Cars Event

Come see classic Cars from all over New England that will drive you wild! Cruisin’ to the 50’s is an annual display of antique cars throughout the streets of Historic Newburyport, MA. The 2023 Cruisin’ the 50’s car show is scheduled for Thursday, August 10th from 5-8 pm.

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Oktoberfest Celebrations in Greater Newburyport

Craft beers, German food, free concerts and family-friendly activities at Greater Newburyport Oktoberfest celebrations.

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