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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.

Joppa Flats Running Club

PO Box 502, Newburyport, MA 01950

joppaflatsrunningclub@gmail.com

Membership Registration Form

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

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Events in Newburyport
Feature Stories & Coverage

Enjoy Newburyport.com 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

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Greater Newburyport Fall and Winter Baby and Kids Consignment Sale

The Greater Newburyport Fall and Winter Baby and Kids Consignment Sale is an amazing opportunity to find gently used items at very reasonable price points. This semi-annual sale has become so popular that it is now a two-day event. This year’s sale will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 9 am – 2 pm and […]

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Newburyport Waterfront Movies – Free Summer Fun

Newburyport Waterfront Movies provide free outdoor family fun each Summer in downtown Newburyport! Mark your calendar with the Summer 2019 movie schedule: Wednesday, July 10th as well as Wednesday August 7th, 14th and 21st.

Salisbury Beach Concerts and Fireworks

Salisbury Beach Concerts and Fireworks – Live Music Schedule

Enjoy beautiful Salisbury Beach concerts and fireworks every Saturday night from during the summer.  Just a 10-15 minute drive from Newburyport, Salisbury Beach, plays host to summer-long family fun.

Japanese Summer Festival, Newburyport MA

Japanese Summer Festival – Celebrate at Hana Japan Newburyport

You only need to travel down to Story Ave. to jet set to another country and celebrate at this Japanese Summer Festival on Sunday, September 15th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Hana Japan in the Port Plaza. From games to food to entertainment, this annual festival, known as Natsu Matsuri, is a fun […]

American Music & Harvest Festival, Newbury MA

American Music & Harvest Festival

Mark your calendar for the 2018 American Music & Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29th from 10 am – 8 pm.This family friendly event is hosted by the Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury, MA.

Past Newburyport Events

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Yankee Homecoming Paddle the Port Kayak & Sup River Races

This year, Yankee Homecoming will kick off with the fourth annual Paddle The Port, Kayak and Sup River Races on the Merrimac River, on Saturday, July 27. Contestants in the Kayak and Sup River Races must be at Cashman Park to check-in between 8-9 am and the race will start promptly at 9:30. Online registration should be […]

Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands, Newburyport

High School Battle of the Bands – Yankee Homecoming

Each year local high school students perform a collection of family-friendly songs for cash, prizes and the opportunity to perform during Yankee Homecoming. Mark your calendar for Friday, July 26th from 5 – 9: 30 pm.

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Newburyport Kitchen Tour and Tasting – Magnificent Kitchens/Tasty Treats

The Newburyport Kitchen Tour features a uniquely self-guided tour of exceptionally beautiful residential kitchens and craftsmanship and also includes delicious sweet and savory bites and drinks from local businesses. The 19th Annual Kitchen Tour & Tasting will take place on Saturday, July 27th, from 10 am to 4 pm, and is a major Newburyport PTO fundraiser in support of […]

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Yankee Homecoming Brewfest – SOLD OUT

Get ready for the 2018 Yankee Homecoming Brewfest on July 27, from 5 – 9 pm. Brewfest takes place along the beautiful shoreline of the Merrimack River under a huge tent located next to the Newburyport the boardwalk. Yankee Homecoming Brewfest is the ideal opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about local craft beers, discover some new […]

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Americana Rhythm & Roots Festival

If you’re looking for some great American music in a beautiful setting, check out the Americana Rhythm & Roots Festival at Newburyport’s Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 6 from 1:45 to 7:00 pm. Bring your picnic blanket and experience the Americana Rhythm & Roots Festival for free, or purchase VIP seats for $75 per ticket. […]

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Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company – Live Music & Craft Beer

The 6th Annual Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 12 – 9 PM at 4 New Pasture Road. Enjoy the outdoor festival from 12- 7 pm and the after party inside the brewery from 7-9 pm.  The Reggae Fest at Newburyport Brewing Company will be held rain […]

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Newburyport Garden Tour Hosted by the Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport’s Museum of Old Newbury will host its annual garden tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, from 10 am to 4 pm. This year marks the tour’s 40th anniversary and will feature the best gardens from the past four decades as well as some new properties. Our feature video provides a view […]

Yankee Homecoming Events, Newburyport

Yankee Homecoming Events- A Newburyport Tradition

Come experience Yankee Homecoming, a Newburyport historic tradition and enjoy our event coverage.  Yankee Homecoming 2019 events run from Saturday, July 27th through Sunday, August 4th.  Check the Newburyport.com Events Calendar for event details and download the Newburyport App  for direct access to Greater Newburyport Events.

Yankee Homecoming Market Place, Newburyport MA

Yankee Homecoming Market Place – Food, Shopping & Entertainment Schedule

Experience the Yankee Homecoming Market Place in the heart of Newburyport’s historic and downtown from 10 am to 10 pm daily from July 27th – August 4th.  Eat, shop and be entertained daily in Market Square, and surrounding streets. Follow the scent of the outdoor grilling to the many savory food choices and, explore all […]

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Spanish Tall Ship Nao Santa Maria Sails into Newburyport

Mark your calendars, from May 31st through June 10th the 200-ton Spanish tall ship, Nao Santa Maria, will visit Newburyport, a city rich in maritime history. The Custom House Maritime Museum will dock this replica of Christopher Columbus’  flagship the Santa Maria at the city’s Waterfront Park as part of their Newburyport Maritime Days 2019 celebration. The […]

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Art on Bartlet Mall – The Premier Yankee Homecoming Art Show

Come experience Art on Bartlet Mall, Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th from 10 AM – 4 PM. In Newburyport on the corner of High Street and Pond Street, the art is exceptional and the setting is picturesque. Art on Bartlet Mall is a Newburyport tradition for the past 35 years. Enjoy works from […]

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Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday – A Classic Family Event

Are you ready for a day of outdoor fun, games, and entertainment? Get ready for Yankee Homecoming Olde Fashioned Sunday! This year’s event will be held Sunday, July 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM. This is a classic Newburyport family event where children of all ages enjoy a fun and exciting array of activities. […]

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Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts – Check the Schedule

Do you like the idea of relaxing to amazing live music with picturesque water views? Get ready to enjoy some gorgeous Newburyport summer nights featuring awesome live music when you attend the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts. The 2019 concert series runs from Sunday, July 28th through Saturday, August 3rd. Check the concert schedule and read […]

Yankee Homecoming Kids Talent Show, Newburyport

Yankee Homecoming Kids Talent Show

Local kids will take to the stage to show off their skills at the annual Yankee Homecoming Kids Talent Show on Monday, July 29th from 11 am to 1 pm at the Newburyport waterfront stage located in Market Landing Park. From music to dance to poetry to magic, kids of all ages, ranging from grades […]

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Yankee Homecoming Waiter and Waitress Race

Local Newburyport waiters and waitresses are no strangers to running on the job and now they will have a chance to show off their skills at the first-ever Yankee Homecoming Waiter and Waitress Race. On Monday, July 29th on Liberty Street at 4:30 pm local waitstaff will race down the street carrying full trays to […]

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Newburyport High School Prom – An Annual Tradition

Newburyport High School Prom is always a time of excitement and fun! It’s a wonderful tradition that students prepare for, weeks in advance. The 2019 Newburyport Senior Prom was held Thursday, May 30th and the festivities started at 5 PM with the annual promenade. The Promenade always takes place at Newburyport High School before the prom […]

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, Newburyport

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament – Geno Open

The 2019 Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 29th at Olde Newbury Golf Club.  The Tournament which is open to both men and women, kicks off at 8 AM with a shogun scramble.  The raffle and silent auction will run throughout the Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, followed by awarding of prizes with a cash bar cocktail hour.  At 4 PM participants depart on a harbor cruise catered by the Starboard Galley Restaurant.

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Spring Fest – Newburyport’s Annual Spring Festival

Need plans for Memorial Day weekend? Look no further, because Newburyport’s Spring Fest, an annual spring festival guaranteed to entertain the whole family, is where you’ll want to be. Stroll the streets of our coastal town May 26th & 27th from 12 am to 6 pm and enjoy a day filled with delicious food, shopping, and […]

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