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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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Upcoming Newburyport Events

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Halloween Events in Newburyport

There are so many great annual Halloween events in Newburyport that the city has become known as a destination for Halloween fun. Some of the most popular events are Halloween

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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

Voting Information, Elections, Candidates, Newburyport

Voting & Election Information – Candidates & Useful Links Summary

With upcoming elections in Massachusetts and local elections in Newburyport, there is much to know in preparation for voting and registration is a good place to start. The 2021 deadline

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Newburyport Veterans Day Commemorations and Parade

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

Newburyport Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Hosted by Newburyport Rotary & Chamber

The annual Newburyport Rotary & Chamber Santa Parade & Tree Lighting scheduled for Sunday, November 28th, offers all the holiday cheer that’s to be expected of a downtown yuletide celebration

Past Newburyport Events

Lucy's Love Bus, Yoga Ohana, Children with Cancer, Newburyport & Amesbury

Lucy’s Love Bus Yoga Ohana Fundraiser – Supporting Children with Cancer

Register for the Yoga Ohana fundraiser, lead by top yoga instructors from the Greater Newburyport area, and know that your participation is helping to improve quality of life for children

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Witches’ Night Out Newburyport – Dress to Impress!

Who says Halloween is just for the little ones? Grab your broomsticks and pointy hats and fly on over to the annual Witches’ Night Out on Friday, October 22nd from

Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA County Fair

Topsfield Fair – America’s Oldest County Fair Began in 1818

The annual Topsfield Fair is back, running from October 1st through October 11th with hundreds of vendors, rides, animals, shows, and special entertainment. Known as America’s oldest county fair, nearly

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Sculpture at Maudslay Showcases Local Artists in a Picturesque Setting

The annual Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay returns to Newburyport for visitors to view from Sunday, September 12th through Sunday, October 3rd at 12 pm when the show closes. The event

NAA Auction, Newburyport Art Auction & Party

NAA Auction – Newburyport Art Association Art Auction & Party

The 20th 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 25th

Plumfest, Music Festival, Newburyport, Plum Island

PlumFest Free Annual Music Festival on Plum Island

PlumFest, Plum Island’s free annual music festival,  returns on Saturday, September 18th from 12 – 6 pm. Transforming local porches on the island into stages for small concerts, PlumFest is

Newburyport Chocolate Tour

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

For anyone with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the 2021 Newburyport Chocolate Tour, a mouthwatering day filled with chocolaty treats from local retailers. On Saturday, October 2nd, from 12 –

Newburyport ArtWalk

Newburyport ArtWalk 2021

The Newburyport ArtWalk is a local event where area artists showcase their talent at various galleries throughout downtown Newburyport. This FREE, self-guided tour allows you to explore galleries and participate in discussions with local artists. Mark your calendar for October 16, 2021 and the 2022 dates are: May 7th and September 10th.

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Moving Wall Visits Plum Island Airport in Honor of Vietnam Veterans

The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. will be on display at Plum Island Airport in Newbury from 6 pm Thursday, September 2nd through

Newburyport Lantern Festival, Newburyport MA

Newburyport Lantern Festival Supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness

In observance of National Ovarian Cancer Month, Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness (GNOCA) will present its 11th annual Newburyport Lantern Festival, at Bartlet Mall, on Sunday, September 5, from 6

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Yankee Homecoming Brewfest

Get ready for the 2021 Yankee Homecoming Brewfest on July 31, from 5 – 9 pm. Brewfest takes place along the beautiful shoreline of the Merrimack River under a huge

Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Morning Workouts, Newburyport, MA

Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Morning Workouts – Sponsored by AJH

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Morning Workouts are back for another full week of great classes with amazing views of the Newburyport waterfront. These free classes, all put on by local

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Art on Bartlet Mall – The Premier Yankee Homecoming Art Show

Come experience Art on Bartlet Mall 2021, Saturday July 31st and Sunday, August 1st from 10 AM – 4 PM. In Newburyport on the corner of High Street and Pond

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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 2021! This year’s event will be held Sunday, August 1st

Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts, Newburyport MA

Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts 2021 – 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

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Yankee Homecoming Cornhole Tournament – Beginner and Competitive

Whether you want to get competitive or play for fun, all are welcome to throw bags at the Yankee Homecoming Cornhole Tournament. Yankee Homecoming is partnering up with NBPT Cornhole

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Yankee Homecoming Waiter and Waitress Race 2021

Come show your support for our local Newburyport & Plum Island restaurants and cheer for your favorite waiters and waitresses at the 2021 Yankee Homecoming Waiter and Waitress Race. On

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament, Newburyport

Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament – Geno Open

The 2021 Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 2nd at Olde Newbury Golf Club.  The Tournament which is open to both men and women, kicks off at 8 AM with a shogun scramble.  

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