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
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Upcoming Newburyport Events
Restaurant Week in Newburyport – Top North Shore Dining
Newburyport is thrilled to host Restaurant Week 2023 from Sunday, March 12th through Sunday, March 26th, an amazing opportunity to experience exceptional food & drinks from top North Shore restaurants.
Blarney Bash Featuring Joshua Tree – Relive U2 Live – Blue Ocean
Relive U2 live with the Joshua Tree Blarney Bash, on March 10th, 2023 at Blue Ocean Music Hall. If U2 live concerts bring back memories of amazing times singing and
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, March 11th from 11-3 pm. Please note that dogs may arrive at different times during this
Walking Tours of Plum Island – Explore & Discover
The Walking Tours of Plum Island, led by Bill Sargent of Plum Island Outdoors are wonderful way to explore and learn about this beautiful and fascinating barrier island. The 2023
Clark School Rolling Admissions – Open House Dates
Mark your calendar for the Clark School Tours and Open House dates for the 2022 – 2023 school year. The Clark School, a coeducational private school located in Rowley, MA,
Past Newburyport Events
Old Newbury Bonfire 2023 – Newbury Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser
Let’s get ready to Burn Baby Burn those well-loved Christmas Trees at the Old Newbury Bonfire on Saturday, January 14th from 3- 8 pm! The lighting of the bonfire typically starts at dusk, approximately 4:30 pm. In honor of the original purchase of Newbury, MA in 1701, the 11th Annual Old Newbury Bonfire benefits the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department and Historic New England.
Newburyport VIP New Year’s Eve Parties & Dinner Recommendations
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 Holiday House Tour Supporting the AJH Aid Association
The 2022 Newburyport Holiday House Tour, a fundraiser supporting the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is this Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 4pm. Purchase tickets on-line or in-person at the Anna
Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert 2022 – In Terra Pax
Don’t miss the 2022 Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert, In Terra Pax (Peace on Earth), exclusively sponsored by Bentley’s Real Estate. Purchase tickets for one two concerts hosted at the
Santa’s Workshop 2022 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
Sea Festival of Trees 2022 – Winter Wonderland at Blue Ocean, Salisbury
The 2022 annual Sea Festival of Trees lights up the seacoast to kick off the holiday season – Saturday, November 19th.
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.
Newburyport Lions Club Will Deliver 600 Thanksgiving Meals
For 2022, the Newburyport Lions Club will deliver 600 Thanksgiving dinners throughout the community in lieu of hosting the annual Lions Club Thanksgiving meal at the Senior Center. The Lions
Black Friday Sales 2022- Thank You for Shopping Local!
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
Small Business Saturday 2022 – Keep it Local – Shop Newburyport
Small Business Saturday 2022 falls on Saturday 11/26 and is the perfect excuse to Support Local small businesses as you kick off the holiday shopping season! Newburyport.com works hard consistently to
Maritime Holiday Tree 2022 – Life Ring Ornaments Unite the Community
Newburyport’s 2022 Maritime Holiday Tree strung with life ring ornaments will light up the waterfront for the season beginning December 2nd at at the annual maritime tree lighting ceremony on
Santa Parade and Tree Lighting 2022 – Newburyport Rotary & Chamber
The 2022 Santa Parade & Tree Lighting, Hosted by the Newburyport Rotary and the Newburyport Chamber is scheduled for Sunday, November 27th, offering all the holiday cheer that’s to be
Invitation Nights 2022 Boost Local Holiday Shopping in Newburyport
The 2022 Newburyport Invitation Nights will take place on the follow Friday nights: December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 6-9 pm. What is an Invitation Night, and do you need
Beach Dog Halloween Costume Contest – Vote for Top Dogs!
The 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 dogs
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
Menorah Lightings Honor Hanukkah Traditions in Newburyport & Amesbury
All are invited to attend annual Menorah lightings in Newburyport and Amesbury, a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community to share the joy of Hanukkah traditions. The 2022 Festival
NEF Lighthouse Auction Funding Critical Educational Initiatives
The 2022 annual NEF Lighthouse Auction will be held at the Newburyport City Hall Auditorium. The auction is on Saturday November, 12th from 6-9:30 pm. This annual event raises over $100,000
Newburyport Santa Claus Parade – See Santa on the Fire Truck
Mark your calendars because Santa Claus is coming to town aboard a fire truck at the 2022 annual Santa Claus parade Wednesday, December 21st starting at 4:00 pm. With Christmas