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.
Newburyport Events Coverage
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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
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!
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,
Develop your creativity by signing up for Nunan’s 2024 floral design classes. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses is a highly respected family run garden center in Georgetown, MA, known throughout the
Past Newburyport Events
The 2023 annual Sea Festival of Trees lights up the seacoast to kick off the holiday season – Friday, November 17th.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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