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.
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Upcoming Newburyport Events
Support Ukraine fundraisers have been hosted and will continue to take place in the Newburyport Community and throughout many North Shore cities and towns. It is uplifting to see the
Newburyport’s Museum of Old Newbury will host its 2022 annual garden tour June 11th & 12th 10 am – 4 pm. The theme for this year’s tour is Town &
Check out Newburyport’s Parks Fest 2022 also known as the Americana Rhythm & Roots Festival at Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 2nd, from 12 – 6 pm. Bring your picnic
Mark your calendar for the 20th Annual Riverfront Music Festival/Riverfest 2022 on Saturday, July 23rd, from 12 -7 PM. Visit Newburyport Waterfront Park to enjoy amazing free concerts.
Classic Cars from all over New England that will drive you wild, Cruisin’ to the 50’s is an annual display of cars throughout the streets of Historic Newburyport, MA. The 10th annual Cruisin’ the 50’s event will be held on Thursday, August 11th from 5 – 8 PM.
Sculpture at Maudslay 2022 returns to Newburyport for visitors to enjoy from Sunday, September 11th through Sunday, October 2nd at 2 pm when the show closes. The event features the
Past Newburyport Events
Newburyport’s Spring Fest 2022, 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 14th
The 2022 Fairy Gnome Discover Walk and Art Stroll is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th at Pettengill Farm from 11-3. Put on your best and brightest
Make sure to visit the Riverside Cycle Tannery Tent on Sunday, April 24th from 10 am – 2 pm for the annual community bike swap, hosted by the locally based
The Newburyport ArtWalk is a local event where area artists showcase their talent at various galleries throughout downtown Newburyport. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 7th and Saturday, September 10th from 10 am – 6 pm.
Mark your calendar for the Clark School Winter and Spring 2022 Tour/Open Houses. The next one is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th at 6 pm. The Clark School, a coeducational
Let’s get ready to Burn Baby Burn those well-loved Christmas Trees at the Old Newbury Bonfire on Saturday, January 15th from 3- 8:30 pm! The lighting of the bonfire typically starts once it is dark, shortly after 5 pm. In honor of the original purchase of Newbury, MA in 1701, the 10th Annual Old Newbury Bonfire benefits the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department and Historic New England.
Wings will be spread and curious eyes will be wide open during the 2022 Merrimack River Eagle Festival. This cherished annual event will offer virtual & and in-person options from
Looking for New Year’s Eve fun in Greater Newburyport? From countdowns to dining experiences, there are plenty of options to ring in the New Year—VIP Style! Whether your looking to dress up for a formal party, join friends at your favorite local bar or enjoy a relaxing early dinner, Newburyport VIP has plenty of New Year’s Eve suggestions!
Newburyport’s 2021 Maritime Holiday Tree strung with life ring ornaments will light up the waterfront for the season beginning December 3rd at 5:30 pm at the annual maritime tree lighting
Mark your calendars because Santa Claus is coming to town aboard a fire truck at the annual Santa Claus parade Wednesday, December 22nd starting between at 4 – 4:30 pm.
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
The 2021 Invitation Nights are scheduled for: December 3rd, 10th and 17th. Newburyport-area residents and visitors seeking the ultimate holiday shopping experience tend to bypass the malls in favor of
The 2021 annual Sea Festival of Trees lights up the seacoast to kick off the holiday season – Saturday, November 20th.
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.
The 2021 Santa Parade & Tree Lighting, Hosted by the Newburyport Rotary and the Newburyport Chamber is scheduled for Sunday, November 28th, offering all the holiday cheer that’s to be
Local Menorah lightings enable Newburyport and Amesbury to share the joy of Hanukkah traditions as a community. Each year Newburyport and Amesbury illuminate their respective downtowns with festive menorah lightings
Small Business Saturday is the perfect excuse to Support Local as you kick off the holiday shopping season! Newburyport.com works hard consistently to promote and reinforce our Shop Local, Dine
Kick off Black Friday by Shopping Local in support of our Greater Newburyport retailers! Many local businesses are running Black Friday Sales in order to incent shoppers to make as